Jane and Fred Silverbook of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their daughter, Elyse Shelby, to Clayton John Hicks, son of Cheryl Hicks of Connecticut.

    Elyse holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Penn State University. She is currently completing work toward a Master of Business Administration degree at the University of Rhode Island. Elyse works as a civilian engineer for the U.S. Navy in Groton, Conn.

    Clayton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a senior engineer for General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton.

    Elyse is the granddaughter of Dorothy Silverbook and the late Samuel Silverbook, and the late Marilyn and Barney Krantz. Clayton is the grandson of Arnold and Annie Hicks.

    The couple, who lives in Mystic, Conn., is planning an October wedding in Philadelphia.