Jody and David Rickel of Elkins Park announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Allison, to Kevin Stuart Bucholz, son of Joan Bucholz and the late Bernard Bucholz of Coral Springs, Fla.

    Katie is a summa cum laude graduate of Duke University, and earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Florida. Since completing a residency in medical psychology at Duke University Medical Center, Katie has been appointed as a post-doctoral fellow at Structure House, a residential weight-loss program in Durham, N.C.

    Kevin graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in business administration. For the past six years, he has overseen clinical operations for Biotest Pharmaceuticals in Gainesville, Fla.

    Katie is the granddaughter of Fay Snyder and the late Larry Snyder of Elkins Park, and Ida Rickel and the late Sidney Rickel, also of Elkins Park. Kevin is the grandson of the late Frances and Andrew Grossman of New York, and the late Edith and Joseph Bucholz of New York.

    The couple is planning a fall 2009 wedding in Philadelphia.