Mr. and Mrs. James S. Riggs of Statesboro, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth, to Stephen Carter Collins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Allen Collins of Claxton, Georgia.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edmond A. Bland of Statesboro and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barney Riggs of Sylvania. Rebecca is the 2003 salutatorian of Bulloch Academy and graduated from Mercer University in 2007 with a Bachelor's of Science in the Biological Sciences. She received a Master's of Science in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University in 2009 and is currently pursuing a doctorate of Public Health Leadership at Georgia Southern University. Rebecca is employed as an instructor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology of Georgia Southern University and is also an exercise instructor at N Shape Fitness Center. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Elkins of Port Wentworth, Ga., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Strickland of Claxton and is also the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jakie Collins of Claxton. Carter is a 2001 graduate of Claxton High School and graduated from Georgia State College & University in Milledgeville, Ga., with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration in 2006. He is employed by Georgia Southern University as the assistant golf coach for the GSU golf team.
The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Statesboro.
Formal invitations will be sent.