Announcements & Celebrations

Candice Shepherd - Christopher McPhillips

Mrs. Deanna L. Shepherd of Springfield, Virginia, is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Candice Stacey Shepherd, of Arlington, Virginia, to Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Arthur McPhillips, United States Marine Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen McPhillips of Bellingham, Washington.

Candice graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor of science degree in commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce. She received her juris doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Miss Shepherd was previously an associate with the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP in McLean, Virginia. She is currently a senior associate with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, in Washington,D.C.

Chris received a bachelor of science degree in aviation from San Jose State University and a master's degree in military operational art and science from the Air Force Command and Staff College. Lieutenant Colonel McPhillips recently served as Commanding Officer, Marine Attack Squadron 214, the "Black Sheep Squadron," based in Yuma, Arizona. He is currently attending the Naval War College in Newport,Rhode Island.

The wedding is planned for April 2009 in Los Cabos, Mexico.