John and Susan Abers of Kennedy, N.Y. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Mary, to Lt. Daniel K. Byrne, the son of Mark and Cindy Byrne of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Miss Abers is a 2002 graduate of Falconer High School and earned a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and a master's degree in reading and literacy education from the State College at Potsdam. She is employed by Bright Beginning Children's Learning Center in Annapolis, Md. Her fiance is a 2003 graduate of Elder High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, a 2007 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelor of Science in logistics and intermodel transportation, a 2012 graduate of the University of Maryland College Park with a master's degree in professional studies, leadership, education and development and is pursuing a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University. He is serving in the U.S. Navy.