Dr. Charles Gowan, Kirsten Nelson, Dr. Christopher Shuman, Dr. Laura Thornton, and Wayne Thornton are happy to announce the engagement of their children Charles Nelson Gowan to Nicole Karkowski Shuman.Ms. Shuman is a graduate of Maggie L. Walker Governor's School in Richmond, The College of William & Mary, and Cornell University. She is employed as an extension agent by Virginia Tech.Mr. Gowan is a graduate of Atlee High School and The College of William & Mary. He is employed as a firefighter and paramedic in the City of Richmond where the couple live.A December 2020 wedding is planned.
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