Chuck and Malia Bagdy of Alpharetta announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Malia Bagdy of Alpharetta, to Joseph William Rahall IV of Waldorf, Md., son of Joe and Mary Rahall of Waldorf, Md.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill and Barbara Bagdy of Grand Island, N.Y., and the late Nelson and Ruth Barlow. She is a 2002 graduate of Wesleyan School in Norcross. She is a 2006 graduate of Elon University in Elon, N.C., where she received a bachelor's degree in psychology. She plans to pursue a master's degree in school psychology.

The future groom is the grandson of Philip and Catherine Drake of Brighton, Mass., and the late Joe and Helen Rahall. He is a 2002 graduate of Saint Mary's Ryken High School in Leonardtown, Md. He is a 2006 graduate of Elon University, where he received a bachelor's degree in economics.

The wedding is planned for Oct. 6 at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church in Alpharetta.