Dr. and Mrs. W.T. Cooper of Calallen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Ruth, to Ryan Christopher Blase. Ryan is the son of Dave and Betty Blase of Lincoln, Neb.

Erica is a 2007 graduate of Abilene Christian University and is currently employed with Kroger Pharmacy at College Station. Ryan is a 2005 graduate of Truman State University of Missouri, and is currently in the final stages of his doctoral program in chemistry at Texas A&M in College Station.

They will marry in January in Corpus Christi.