David and Deborah McQuilkin of La Porte City are delighted to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Alicia McQuilkin to Michael Russell, son of David and Mary Russell of Urbandale. Michael proposed at sunset on a dock in Michigan last July.

Alicia is a 2005 graduate of Union High School and two-time graduate of Iowa State University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2009 and completed her Masters of Agriculture in 2016 while working in research at DuPont Pioneer. Alicia is employed with DuPont Pioneer at their Research Headquarters in Johnston.

Michael is a 2003 graduate of Urbandale High School and a dual graduate of Iowa State with Bachelor of Arts in History and Accounting. Michael is employed for the Federal Home Loan Bank Regional office in Des Moines.

The wedding will be held at the Temple for Performing Arts in Des Moines on October 13th. Alicia and Michael will reside in Urbandale.