Harold and Judy Nelson of Galax announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole, to William Matthew Rippey, son of Tommy Rippey and Janie Morris of Cana.
Nelson is a 2005 graduate of Galax High School.
She is a 2008 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, where she received an associate in applied science degree of veterinary technology.
She is employed at Galax Veterinary Clinic.
Rippey is a 2003 graduate of Carroll County High School.
He is employed at Wal-Mart in Galax.