Tim and Sandy Gillen, of Columbia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Gillen to Tom Lipinski, son of Edith Lipinski, of Concord, Mass.; and Dr. Joseph Lipinski, also of Concord.

Shannon Gillen and Tom Lipinski

Tim and Sandy Gillen, of Columbia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Gillen to Tom Lipinski, son of Edith Lipinski, of Concord, Mass.; and Dr. Joseph Lipinski, also of Concord.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of The Juilliard School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance. She is currently the artistic director and choreographer of Shannon Gillen & Guests in New York City, and is pursuing her Master of Fine Arts at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a Dean Fellowship.


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The prospective groom received his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. Lipinski went on to study Meisner acting at the Maggie Flannigan Studio in New York. He currently plays Trevor on the USA Network's "Suits" and has had guest appearances on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Blue Bloods," "A Gifted Man," "Pan Am" and "Unforgettable."

A wedding is planned for July 7 at Woodlawn Manor House in Sandy Springs.