Lisa and David Petkun of Ardmore announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Laura Petkun, to Michael Paul Ast, son of Sylvia and Jack Korn, and Ari and Alice Ast, all of Staten Island, N.Y.
Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received the Penn Alumnae Association Award as the outstanding female scholar-athlete in the graduating class. She was also named ECAC scholar-athlete of the year. Emily, who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, magna cum laude, was awarded the Order of the Coif, and was a senior editor of the Law Review. She works as an associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York City.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, magna cum laude, from Temple University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and named three-time student-athlete of the year. He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Temple University School of Medicine. Mike is currently in his third year of a five-year orthopedic surgery residency at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System in New Hyde Park, N.Y. There, he earned the Intern and Resident of the Year awards.
The couple is planning a fall 2010 wedding.