Mr. and Mrs. Rick Wayne Hightower of University Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hayley Elizabeth Hightower, to Derek Gardiner Louden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hunnel Louden of University Park.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Highland Park High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish literature and a Bachelor of Science in public relations from the University of Texas at Austin. She is employed by Neiman Marcus in their Executive Development Program.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Highland Park High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in corporate communications from the School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He works in digital marketing and advertising with The Richards Group.
The couple plans to exchange vows Oct. 29 at Highland Park Presbyterian Church.