Jessica Marie Wedow and Cooper Wade Bauer

Edward and Mary Ellen Wedow of La Porte are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Marie to Cooper Wade Bauer, the son of Jan and Dr. Renee Bauer of Terre Haute, Indiana.

Cooper proposed to Jessica during a December sunset on a cliff-side of the Yellow Mountains in China.

Cooper is a 2007 graduate of North Vigo High School Terra Haute, as well as a 2012 graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a BS in Chemical Engineering. Cooper travels worldwide as a Field Operations Technical Advisor for UOP, a division of the Honeywell Company.

Jessica is a 2009 graduate of La Porte High School. Jessica earned a BS in Biology from Purdue University in West Lafayette in 2013.

In 2012, Jessica spent the summer doing plant related research at the University of Dundee in Scotland. She also assisted with research at the Forschungszetrum Research Center in Julich, Germany in the summer of 2013.

Jessica plans to graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus with a Masters of Science in plant biology in 2016.

A fall 2016 wedding is planned.

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