Amanda Girodat and AJ Cooper, Fargo, announce their engagement.

Parents are Myles and Lynette Girodat, Kindred, N.D.; and Bridget Clark-Cooper, Golden, Colo.

Amanda graduated in 2002 from Kindred High School and in 2007 graduated from North Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in facility management. She is a facility coordinator with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Fargo.

AJ graduated in 2002 from Sunnyslope High School, Phoenix, and in 2007 graduated from NDSU with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He is a defensive ends football coach at NDSU.

A July 8 wedding is planned at Hope Lutheran Church North Campus, followed by a reception at the Ramada Plaza and Suites, both in Fargo.