Michael and Carol Bauer are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa to her fiancé, José Guadalupe Garza.
Melissa received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Missouri-Columbia and will complete a Master of Arts in history with a concentration on museum studies from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in May 2020. They met while working at the Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) St. Louis.
José has a Master of Fine Arts from Washington University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of Florida. Besides his role as museum educator at CAM, José is also a professor of design at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and St. Charles County Community College. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
José proposed to Melissa in Yellowstone National Park in August 2019 and they plan to wed on September 12, 2020 at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, IL.