STEUBENVILLE - Dr. Claudio and Phyllis Loffreda-Mancinelli of Beaver, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Maria Paola, to Dr. Fernando J. Manalac Jr., son of Dr. Fernando and Daneen Manalac of Steubenville.
The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Beaver Area High School in Beaver, Pa., and a 2007 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of arts degree in history of art and architecture, studio arts and Italian. She is a 2010 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a master's degree in art management. She is employed at Marwen, a nonprofit art education organization in Chicago as a development coordinator.
Manalac is a 1993 graduate of Catholic Central High School; a 1997 graduate of Robert Morris University with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and hospital administration; and a 2005 graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine followed by a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in sports medicine at Allegheny General in Pittsburgh. He also obtained a master's in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2010. He is practicing medicine with Advanced Occupational Medical Specialists in Chicago. A wedding is planned for October in Pittsburgh.