Mark Howie and Deb and Jon Arcand of St. Paul announce the engagement of their daughter, Niki Maples of Snellville, to Joe Miraglia of Snellville, son of Dan and Donna Thompson of Dallas.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Walter and Mrs. Warren Howie of Eau Claire, Wis. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she received a bachelor's degree. She is a graduate of Boston College, where she received a master's degree in business administration. She is employed by Atlanta Animal Alliance as the director.

The future groom is the grandson of Joe Ficcara of Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he received a bachelor's degree and Mercer University, where he received a master's degree in business administration. He is employed by PetSmart as a district manager.

The wedding is planned for May 17 in Las Vegas.