Arthur and Karen Bates, of Edmond, Okla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Paula Kaye, to Dr. Clint Alexander. He is the son of Milton Alexander of Satanta, and Sheila Middlebrooks of Oklahoma City.

The bride-to-be graduated from Edmond High School and Oklahoma State University with bachelor of science and master of science degrees. She is employed by Tyson Fresh Meats as a project leader in Dakota Dunes, S.D.

Her fiancee graduated from Satanta High School, from Garden City Community College with an associate of science degree, and from Texas Tech University with bachelor of science, master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees. He is employed by Garden City Community College as an animal and food science professor and meats judging team coach.

A Jan. 27, 2013, wedding is planned in Oklahoma City.