Dr. Marjorie Stanek announces the engagement of her son, Steven Richard Stanek, to Stephanie Jane Berrong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Berrong of Corydon, Ky. Steven is the son of the late Dr. Robert Stanek.
Steven, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in English and minored in photography, also holds a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He works as the Washington correspondent for The National, an English-language newspaper in the Middle East.
Stephanie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky with majors in English, and classical literature and languages. She earned a master's degree in classics from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Stephanie is the international editor of Security Management magazine.
Steven is the grandson of Sylvia Seltzer and the late Dr. Albert P. Seltzer, and the late Regina and Marek Stanek. Stephanie is the granddaughter of Doris and Leo Berrong.
The couple, who lives in Arlington, Va., is planning a spring wedding.