Gregory T. and Mary Beth Busch of Mansfield, Ohio, formerly of Elizabeth, W.Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Grace, to Alex James Faulkner of Hurricane.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Wilma Busch of Parkersburg, Martha Busch of Parkersburg, the late Donald M. Busch and the Rev. Robert and Alice Stanley of Elizabeth. She is a 2007 graduate of Parkersburg Catholic High School and attended West Virginia University at Parkersburg. She is a 2010 honor graduate of Washington State Community College with an associate’s degree in liberal arts. She is a 2011 cum laude graduate of West Virginia State University with a bachelor’s degree in health education and promotion from the college of health and human performance. She is a certified health education specialist.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of James and Coweta Faulkner of Branch, La., formerly of Hurricane. He is the grandson of the late Frank Froud and Essie Mae Faulkner and the late William Harrison II and Helen M. Holdren. He is a 2006 graduate of Winfield High School and is set to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in music performance (percussion). He performs regularly in regional venues and local music and arts festivals. He is a competitive bearder.

An outdoor wedding overlooking the Gauley and Meadow River valleys is planned for June 1 at The Confluence Resort of West Virginia, near Summersville