Dr. and Mrs. Vincent Gregoire of Rome announce the engagement of their daughter, Rose Gregoire of Lawrence, Kansas to Fan Xiong of Lawrence, Kansas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wa Vue Xiong of Eatonton.
The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Rome High School. She graduated from the Berry College in 2013 Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and French. While at Berry, she won the Old Leaf award for writing. She is currently enrolled in graduate school at Kansas State University for a Master in Public Health in epidemiology and biostatistics.
Miss Gregoire is the sister of Alaric Gregoire of Rome. She is the granddaughter of Carl and Patricia Honecker of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Dr. Maurice Gregoire of Paris, France and the late Raymonde Gregoire.
The groom-elect is a 2008 graduate of Putnam County High School. He graduated Berry College in 2013 Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in government with honors. In 2012 he received the Doyle Mathis Award for Best Political Science student at Berry College. He is a graduate of The University of Georgia, College of Public Health with a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and a Certificate in Disaster Management in 2015. In June 2015 he began a fellowship with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention/ Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Applied Epidemiology. He is currently employed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention/ Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists as a Graduate Fellow in Injury-Drug Overdose Applied Epidemiology at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in Topeka, Kansas.
Xiong is the brother of Lucy Xiong Vang of Sacramento, California; Franklin Ziong of Spartanburg, South Carolina; France Xiong of Eatonton; Jamie Xiong Vang of Charlotte, North Carolina; Marie Xiong Thao of Charlotte, North Carolina; Christopher Xiong of Hickory, North Carolina; Robert Xiong of Rock Hill, South Carolina and Nancy Xiong of Eatonton. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Txawj Yia Xiong and the late Mr. and Mrs. Chai Chao Yang.
The wedding ceremony is planned for Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Rome. Invitations will be sent.