Mr. and Mrs. Jackie L. Porter, of Canton, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Nicole Porter, of Smyrna, to U.S. Marine Corp. Lt. Col. James E. Izen, of Suffolk, Va., son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Izen, of Oro Valley, Ariz.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Evelyn Dangar of Canton, the late Oscar I. Dangar of Canton and Mr. and Mrs. C.W. (Pat) Porter, of Conyers. She attended Seqouyah High School in Canton and the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. She is employed as a corporate strategist with Home Depot in Atlanta.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Izen of Chicago Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bardon of Marseille, France. He attended Staples High School in Westport, Conn., and the University of Michigan, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science. He is an active duty U.S. Marine stationed at the Joint Warfighting Center in Suffolk, Va.

The couple will wed October 18 at the Lighthouse Church, in Cherokee County. The reception will follow at the Prospect House in Alpharetta.