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Published January 26th, 2014 12:00 am

Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Kitchens, Elizabethton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Karin Elizabeth, to Steven Michael McHugh, son of Darlene McHugh and Steven P. McHugh.
The bride-elect is a 2008 summa cum laude graduate of University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she received a degree in mathematics and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Chancellor’s Honor Program; a 2009 graduate of UT-Knoxville, where she received a master’s degree in statistics; and is a student at Georgetown University, where she was awarded a fellowship and is pursuing a doctorate in government. She is employed by RAND Corporation as an adjunct.
She is a granddaughter of Mrs. Bobbie Kitchens; the late Oscar Kitchens; and the late Robert and Phyllis Banks. She is a great-granddaughter of Ruth Street, Elizabethton.
Her fiancé is a 2007 graduate of Florida State University, where he received a degree in statistics; and is a student at Texas A&M, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in statistics. He is employed by U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Air Marshal Service as an operations research analyst.
He is a grandson of Sonny and Shelagh Carrier, South Portland, Maine; and William and Beverly McHugh, Venice, Fla.
The couple plan a private wedding for June 2014 at Hopwood Memorial Christian Church, Milligan College.