Damaris Pierce, Nicholas Bender

Damaris Pierce of Tulsa, Okla., and Nicholas Bender of Edmond, Okla., are engaged to be married.

Miss Pierce is the daughter of Joe and J.J. Pierce of Tulsa.

She is a 2006 graduate of Sapulpa High School, Sapulpa, Okla., and a 2011 graduate of Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and public relations. She is pursuing a master’s degree in human relations and human resources at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.

She is an account coordinator at the Gooden Group Public Relations, Edmond.

Mr. Bender is the son of Robert and Teresa Bender of Altoona.

He is a 2002 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2006 graduate of Penn State University, University Park, with a bachelor of science degree in meteorology.

He is a broadcast meteorologist at KWTV News 9, Oklahoma City.

A January wedding is being planned at the First United Methodist Church, Tulsa.