Nadeen and Alan Spear of Langhorne, and Judy and Gary Hoffman of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their children, Brooke Allyson Spear and Benjamin Charles Hoffman.

    Brooke earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She is pursuing a master's degree in marriage and family therapy at Holy Family University.

    Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Arcadia University, and is working toward a Juris Doctor degree at the Temple University Beasley School of Law.

    Sharing in the couple's happiness are Brooke's sisters, Carly and Paige; and Ben's siblings, Amy and Larry Wapnitsky, Sarah and Armin Porzig, and Daniel Hoffman.

    Brooke is the granddaughter of Renee and Stan Cohen, Cynthia Spear, Natalie Schwartz and the late Sidney Spear. Ben is the grandson of Sidney Silver and the late Sallie Silver, and the late Sigmund and Anita Hoffman.

    The couple is planning a November 2010 wedding.