The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Willie Ann Elston of Anniston and the late Wallace Elston and the late Clinton and Edith Pink, formerly of Auburn.
Dr. Pink is a graduate of Auburn High School. She received her bachelor degree in public administration and criminology in 2005 from Auburn University and master of public administration degree in 2007 from Auburn University. She received a doctor of philosophy degree in public policy and administration from Mississippi State University in 2011. She is an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Celie Sombright of Chicago, Ill., and the late Levi Sombright
Mr. Harper is a graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School in Oak Park, Ill. He received his bachelor degree in business administration (marketing) from Auburn University in 2007. He is employed with the United States Navy.
The wedding will be July 27, 2013, in Auburn.