Marsha O'Connell of Salem, N.H., is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Sarah E. O'Connell to Hunter Barksdale Atkinson, son of Dr. Gary and Brenda Atkinson, of Roanoke, Va. Sarah is also the daughter of the late, Mark O'Connell.
Marsha is a graduate of Salem High School and Boston University where she received a BA in Biology. She also did graduate work in Biophysics at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently employed as a Research Associate at Meso-Scale Discovery, in Gaithersburg, Md.
Hunter is a graduate of Cave Springs High School, in Roanoke, Va. He also graduated from Virginia Tech as an undergrad and from the University of Virginia where he received a Masters of Information Technology Management. He is employed with Fannie Mae, in Washington, as a Senior Business Analyst.
A May 9, 2009 wedding is planned.