The engagement of Phylicia Manley and S. Herre Echsner Jr. has been announced by her parents, Michael W. and Evelyn V. Manley of Quincy. Mr. Echsner is a son of Stephen H. and Rebecca A. Echsner of Gulf Breeze, Fla.
The bride-to-be, of Moline, Ill., is a 2007 graduate of Quincy High School, received a bachelor's degree in public relations and business administration from Illinois State University in Normal in 2010, and received a master's degree in economics and community development from Western Illinois University in Macomb this year. She is a board member of Chaddock and a return Peace Corps volunteer, having served in Paraguay from 2012 to 2014. Miss Manley is a community development specialist for Global Communities.
The prospective bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of Gulf Breeze High School, received a bachelor's degree in sociology and chemistry from the University of Southern Alabama in Mobile in 2009, and received a master's degree in public health from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2013. He is a third-year medical student at Ponce Health Sciences University in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and plans to graduate in May 2019. Mr. Echsner is an Eagle Scout and a return Peace Corps volunteer, having served in Paraguay from 2011 to 2013.
A May 2019 wedding is planned in New Orleans.