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Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Brenner of Hazleton, Pa., together with Dr. and Mrs. Steven Galler of Jericho, N.Y., and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., announce the engagement of their children, Marissa Haley Brenner and Brian Scott Galler.
Miss Brenner, a graduate of Hazleton Area High School, received a diploma in nursing from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Bethlehem, Pa., and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Marissa is currently a graduate student at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Stratford, N.J., where she is studying to be a critical-care nurse practitioner and plans to complete a Master of Science degree in nursing in 2009. She works as a registered nurse in the intensive-care unit at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia.
Mr. Galler is a graduate of Half Hollow Hills High School West in Dix Hills, N.Y. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the biological basis of behavior from the University of Pennsylvania, and was conferred the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Brian is completing an internal-medicine residency through the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Upon completion of the residency, he plans to pursue a fellowship in cardiology.
Marissa is the granddaughter of Mrs. Betty Brenner and the late Joseph Brenner of Hazleton, Pa., and Pompano Beach, Fla.
The couple, who lives in Cherry Hill, N.J., is planning an August wedding in Philadelphia.