COLUMBUS GROVE — Drs. Gregory S. and Jane R.Z. Sojka, of Cincinnati, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Merrifield, to Thomas Free Albright, son of the late John T. “Jack” Albright and Mrs. Nancy and Keith Sparks of Columbus Grove.
The bride-elect is a graduate of Gallia Academy High School, received her BA magna cum laude and MA degrees from Ohio University and her MPA from the University of Alabama. She is employed by the University of Alabama, where she teaches and conducts research while completing her PhD in political science and her MA in women’s studies.
Her fiance is a graduate of Van Wert High School, received his BA degree from Ohio University and his MA from The Ohio State University. He is employed by Sumter Central High School as a high school social studies teacher and a member of the Teach for America in Alabama.
The couple will exchange wedding vows Aug. 10, 2013, with a reception at the bride’s family’s boat club.
Laura Merrifield Sojka
Thomas Free Albright