Vincent and Gina Plotino, of New Milford, N.J., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Michelle Plotino, to Joseph Benson Emery, son of Robert and Pamela Emery, of Lavonia.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Michael and Virginia Merola, of Athens, and Vincenzina and the late Saverio Plotino, of Bergenfield, N.J. Samantha received her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs degree from the University of Georgia and her Master of Administrative Science degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is currently employed as the mission based coordinator at the Y.W.C.A. Bergen County, Inc.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Joan Christopher-Quillen, of Decatur, and Charles and Roberta Hayes, of Charlotte, N.C. Joseph received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences degrees from the University of Georgia and his Master of Library & Information Science degree from Rutgers University. He is currently employed as the teen services librarian at Hoboken Public Library.
The couple became engaged on June 14, 2014. Their wedding will be held at Grand Highlands, in Hendersonville, N.C., on April 25, 2015.