Randy and Marcee Smith of Lafayette Hill, and Richard and Marlene Ferst of Bala Cynwyd announce the engagement of their children, Taryn Leigh Smith and Eric Scott Ferst.
Taryn attended George Washington University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She also holds a master's degree in counseling psychology from Temple University. Taryn is employed at the Joseph J. Peters Institute in Philadelphia.
Eric graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and investment banking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is employed at Howard Fischer Associates International in Philadelphia.
Eric is the son of the late Ricki N. Ferst. He is the grandson of Faye Snyder and the late Larry Snyder, and Elaine Ferst and the late Stanley Ferst. Taryn is the granddaughter of the late Joan and Irv Bluestein, and Meta Smith and the late Lester Smith.
The couple is planning a November 2006 wedding in Philadelphia.