Frank and Theresa Novak of Union and Chadwick Island, New Jersey announce the engagement of their daughter Valerie Novak to Kerry Ryan Kirby, son of Ramona and Howard Kirby of Toponas.
Novak is employed as a nurse practitioner in primary care at the StorageTek Health Center in Louisville.
She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Seton Hall University.
Kirby is employed with the Adams 12 Five Star School District in its heating, ventilation and air conditioning department.
He is a graduate of the Denver Institute of Technology with a degree in electronics.
A May wedding is planned in Colorado with a reception in New Jersey planned for June.