The engagement of Katelyn Michelle Tipps and Whitman Scott Dowlen is announced today. The future bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Steven P. Tipps. Parents of the future bridegroom are Dr. and Mrs. Steven H. Dowlen. The wedding is planned for Saturday, July 2, at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, where the bride-elect is a member. The future bride is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Tipps and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Lyons. Miss Tipps is a graduate of Baylor School. She received a bachelor?s degree in nursing from Samford University, where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She is pursuing a master?s degree as a nurse practitioner at Vanderbilt University. The future bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. John Will Ayers of Nashville, the late Mr. Ayers, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Percy H. Dowlen Mr. Dowlen is a graduate of McCallie School. He received a bachelor?s degree from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity and he Honors College. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church and is attending medical school at the University of Tennessee at Memphis.