Skip and Marla Cockerham of Saint Hedwig would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandie Lauren Cockerham, to Joseph Scott West. Joe is the son of Sheryl and Irving Massart and the late Wayne West of Glen Rose.

The bride-elect graduated from LaVernia High School in 2002.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Pete and Francis West of Glen Rose and Bobby and June Warden of Stroud, Okla. Joe graduated from Glen Rose High School in 2000.

The couple met while attending Tarleton State University where they both obtained their bachelorís degrees in exercise and sports studies. Mandie also received her masters of education from Tarleton in physical education.

The couple is currently teaching and coaching at LaVernia Junior High School. A wedding is planned for June 8, 2008.