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Michael and Ellen Pries of Penn Valley; Jim and Harriet Hearn of Houston; and Dale and Stacy Friend of Zephyr Cove, Nev., announce the engagement of their children, Jennie Pries and Adam Friend.
Jennie graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She works as vice president in the real estate group at Morgan Stanley.
Adam graduated magna cum laude from Duke University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Adam works for the Riverside Company, a middle- market, private-equity firm.
Jennie is the granddaughter of Jessie and the late Ralph Pries, and Nancy and the late Isadore Marder. Adam is the grandson of the late Joseph and Bertie Friend, and the late Milton and Shirley Halpern.
The couple, who currently lives in Manhattan, is planning a 2009 wedding.