Mr. Michael J. and Mrs. Maureen E. Tefft of Beaufort announce the engagement of their daughter, Gretchen Nicole Tefft of Beaufort to Robert E. Vance Jr. of Columbia, S.C., the son of Mr. Robert E. Vance Sr. of Haymarket, Va., and Ms. Carmel Williams of Columbia.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Muriel Brennan of Portsmouth, R.I., the late Michael J. Brennan of Newport, R.I., and Ms. Alice Tefft of Daytona Beach, Fla. Gretchen is a graduate of Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Ga. She received her Bachelor of Arts in 2002 from the University of Melbourne, in Melbourne, Australia, with a degree in Spanish and Sociology. She also earned a degree in Applied Linguistics and ESL from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga., in 2008. She is employed as a Spanish teacher at Beaufort Academy in Beaufort.
The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Williams of Columbia, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John B. Vance of Haymarket. Robert is a graduate of Cardinal Newman High School in Columbia. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina in 2002 and a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature in 2006. He is currently employed as a business consultant for a sports management firm.
The wedding is planned in the spring of 2013.