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Nancy Dixon Hickam of Galax announces the engagement of her daughter, Phyllis Elizabeth “Liz” Hickam to Gregory James Milans.
Milans is the son of Tom and Debby Milans of Rockville, Md.

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Hickam is the daughter of Jim Hickam Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.
She is the granddaughter of the late Glenn and Pearl Dixon of Galax and the late Jim Jack and Elizabeth Hickam of Bristol, Tenn.
The couple met through a mutual friend in San Diego, Calif., where they currently reside. Although they met in California, they both attended college in Virginia.
The bride-to-be was graduated with honors from Galax High School and magna cum laude from Roanoke College with a degree in business administration and concentrations in finance and marketing.
She is employed as a project coordinator for West Wireless Health Institute in La Jolla, Calif.
The groom-to-be was graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a degree in business and received a master of business administration degree from George Washington University.
He is employed as an associate onsultant for Booz Allen Hamiliton in San Diego.
An August 2012 wedding is planned in Galax, followed by a honeymoon in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Glenn and Rhonda Dixon of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Josephine Dixon, to Nelson Wayne Jones.
Jones is the son of Wayne and Sandee Jones of Atlanta, Ga.
Dixon is the granddaughter of Lonzie and Josephine Alderman of Willis and the late Glenn and Pearl Dixon of Galax.
The bride was graduated as valedictorian from Galax High School and the groom is a graduate of Veritas Classical Schools.
The couple met through mutual friends while attending North Greenville University for undergraduate education.
Both will graduate in May. Dixon will earn a degree in biology and Jones will receive a degree in Christian studies.
The bride-to-be plans to begin her medical education at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Carolinas Campus in Spartanburg, S.C., shortly after the June 2012 wedding. Jones’ grandfather, Dr. Bob Sena, will officiate the outdoor ceremony.
The couple enjoys spontaneous road trips, training in their local gym and moseying around downtown Greenville, S.C.

John and Susie Garner of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Frances, to Brandon Hess Gadke.
Gadke is the son of Cynthia Gadke and the late Paul Gadke of Pepper Pike, Ohio.
Garner is the granddaughter of the late Glenn and Pearl Dixon of Galax and the late John and Helen Garner of Norwood, N.C.
The couple met through mutual friends while living in San Diego, Calif.
The bride was graduated as valedictorian from Galax High School, earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia with a major of foreign affairs, and is enrolled in a master of business administration program at Wake Forest University, with concentration in finance.
The groom is a graduate of Orange High School and received a bachelor’s degree in sports business management and a master of business administration degree with concentration in finance from Ohio University.
He is employed by First Citizens Bank in Raleigh, N.C.
A June 2012 wedding is planned.
The couple will reside in Raleigh, N.C.