Linda and Morris Zacher of Bryn Mawr, and Lotti Gilgen of Eschen, Liechtenstein, announce the engagement of their children, Samantha Zacher and Peter Alexander Gilgen.
Samantha is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vassar College. She earned a master's degree and Ph.D. in English from the Univer-sity of Toronto. She is an assistant professor in the English department and medieval studies program at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
Peter earned a master's degree in German studies from the University of Illinois, and a joint Ph.D. in German studies and interdisciplinary program in humanities from Stanford University. He is an associate professor of German studies and a member of the Field of Comparative Literature at Cornell University.
The couple, who lives in Ithaca, is planning an August wedding.