Efraim and Marla Dua of Northeast Philadelphia announce the engagement of their son, Jason Brett Dua, to Julianna Marie Marley, daughter of Janice Bowes of Newtown, and Michael and Cheryl Marley of Eagleville.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in American history and a minor in European history at West Chester University. He is completing work toward a master's degree in education, while working as a teacher in the Philadelphia School District.
Julianna attends Temple University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a minor in public relations.
Jason is the grandson of Renee Jarefsky of Northeast Philadelphia and the late Benjamin Jarefsky, and Ala Dua of Northeast Philadelphia and the late David Dua. Julianna is the granddaughter of John and Katherine Kennedy of Churchville, and William and Juanita Marley of Huntington, W. V.
Sharing in the couple's happiness are Eric and Andrew Dua, brothers of Jason; Shauna Marley and Travis Andrews, siblings of Julianna; and a long line of aunts, uncles and cousins.
The couple is planning a September 2009 wedding.