Ellen and Larry Bressler of Fort Washington announce the engagement of their son, Andrew Eric Bressler, to Alyssa Caroline Gross, daughter of Gary and Barbara Gross of Boyertown.
Andrew graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering and economics. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, working toward a PH.D. in mathematics.
Alyssa earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in psychology and studio art from Bucknell University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a graduate student at Bryn Mawr College earning a Ph.D. in clinical-developmental psychology.
Andrew is the grandson of Mimi and Sidney Yeuson, and Shirley Bressler and the late Joseph Bressler. Alyssa is the granddaughter of Ellen Macy and the late William Macy, and Ruth Gross-Galler and the late Paul Gross.
Andrew's grandfather, Joseph Bressler, and Alyssa's grandmother, Ruth Gross-Galler, grew up three houses apart from each other and were childhood friends in Pottstown, Pa.
The couple, who lives in Philadelphia, is planning an August wedding.