The engagement of Ashley Nicole Starry of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Summit Hill, to Lance Cpl. Christopher R. Perrins, Camp Pendleton, Calif., and formerly of Shavertown, Pa., has been announced by her mother.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mary Ann Karnish Starry of Lakeland, formerly of Summit Hill.

She is a 2008 graduate of King's College, Wilkes-Barre, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in biology; and a 2010 graduate of Tampa General Hospital School of Medical Technology in Tampa, Fla.

She is employed by Tampa General Hospital.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Robert Perrins of Shavertown, and Pamela Johnson of Pine Hill, N.J.

He is a 2004 graduate of Luzerne County Community College. He is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation ordnance technician.

A wedding date has been set for Aug. 28, 2010.