The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 15, 2013

Mr. and Mrs. Nithin Shetty

(Katrina Anne Smith)


The Commercial-News

— Katrina Anne Smith and Nithin Shetty were married at the Kateel Temple, Kateel, India, near the groom’s hometown of Mangalore, India, on Jan. 6, 2013.

Parents of the bride, Larry and Cynthia Smith, and sister of the bride, Julie Smith of Danville, attended the ceremony. Grandparents of the bride were the late Elmer and Wilma Smith and the late Roy and Nina Fisher of Danville.

Parents of the groom are Balakrishna and Sashikala Shetty of Mangalore. Brother-in-law and sister are Prashant and Nishitha Shetty, and a niece and nephew, Gauri and Avineet Shetty, of Bangalore, India.

The reception was on Jan. 7, 2013, at the Mangalore Raman Pai Convention Centre in Mangalore. Presents were requested in blessings only.

Nithin and Katrina were united in marriage in a Convalidation Ceremony at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Danville, on Nov. 24, 2012, officiated by Father Greg Nelson. In attendance were the parents of the bride, Larry and Cynthia Smith; brother and sister-in-law, Brendan and Angela Smith; sister, Julie Smith; and uncle, Ned Smith.

The bride is a 2004 graduate of Schlarman High School in Danville, a 2006 graduate of Danville Area Community College with an associate’s degree, and a 2008 graduate of Seattle University, Seattle, Wash., with a bachelor’s in international business. She is employed in the accounting department of Way Station Inc., a non-profit behavioral health organization in Fredrick, Md.

The groom graduated from St. Aloysius High School in Mangalore and Vishweshariah Technological University in Hassan, India, with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering in 2002. He is a 2006 graduate of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, with a master’s in mechanical engineering and a 2012 MBA graduate of Frostburg University in Maryland. He is employed by JLG Industries in Hagerstown, Md., as a senior design engineer.

After their wedding visit in India and a honeymoon trip to Budapest and Prague, the couple is at home in Hagerstown.

In 2014, the couple plans to transfer to England for two years with JLG Industries, where Nithin plans to study cost engineering at Cranfield University.