David and Judy Garland, of Martinsville, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ruth Palmer Garland, of Martinsville, to Timothy Brian Neary of Baldwin. He is the son of Patrick and Patricia Neary, of Baldwin.
The bride to be is a 2004 graduate of Carlisle School in Martinsville, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry with minors in genetics and medical ethics from North Carolina State University in 2008. She is a 2012 candidate for a doctor of medicine degree fromEastern Virginia Medical School.
The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of Fallston High School, and a 2006 graduate of Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. He received a Master of Science degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University in 2009. He is a 2013 candidate for a doctor of medicine degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School.
A March 2012 wedding is planned in Virginia Beach.