3.27.15 Issue

Drs. Eric and Melody Fried, of Lubbock, TX, announce the engagement of their daughter, Halil Rebekah, to Brandon Averbeck, son of Bernard and Vickie Averbeck, of Phoenix, AZ.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson. She completed additional studies at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany.

She is the granddaughter of late William G. Fried and Marilyn (Bernstein) Fried of Omaha and Ted and Ruthie Jenkins of Paris, TN.

Her fiancé also graduated from the University of Arizona.

The couple currently resides in Boston, where both are completing their master’s degrees in education at the University of Massachusetts. They plan to teach in the area upon graduation.

A May wedding is planned in Tucson.