Richard L. Dorward, formerly of Lehighton, has announced his engagement to Paula Sue Ream.

The prospective bridegroom is a 1985 graduate of Lehighton High School and is self-employed as a roofing contractor.

The bride-to-be is a 1980 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School and is the executive director of the Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley nonprofit organization.

The couple resides in Chapman and plans to be married in 2014.