Photo: Joel Marion Photography

Courtney Jo Safron, daughter of Bruce and Terry Safron of Chesterfield, and Zachary Alan Shanitkvich, Dr., son of Janice Shanitkvich and the late Arnon Shanitkvich of St. Louis, have announced their engagement.

She is the granddaughter of the late Meyer and the late Beverly Cohen of Chesterfield and Elaine Safron and the late Stanley Safron of Olivette.

He is the grandson of the late Dr. Jerome and the late Annette Gilden of Chesterfield and Rivka Sniatkewicz and the late David Sniatkewicz of Tel Aviv, Israel.

The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Parkway Central High School and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri, where she received her B.S. degree in dietetics. She is currently employed with Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, Wis.

Her fiancé is a 2002 graduate of Parkway North High School and University of Missouri, where he received his B.S. degree in biochemistry in 2006 and his M.D. degree in 2011. He is currently a resident at Aurora Sinai Hospital in Milwaukee.

A May, 2012 wedding is planned.