Judith and Richard Falkin of Springfield announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lauren, to Kenneth Charles Gantman, son of Louise and Stuart Gantman of West Orange.

Ms. Falkin, a graduate of Jonathan Dayton High School in Springfield, earned her BS in communication disorders from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her master of science in speech language pathology from Seton Hall University, South Orange. She is a practicing speech/language pathologist in Irvine, Calif.

Mr. Gantman, a graduate of Columbia High School in Maplewood, earned his BS in sport communication from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is a financial adviser with Morgan Stanley in Century City, Calif.

A December 2013 wedding is planned.

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