The couple will wed in May in Knoxville, where they both reside.
Miss Word is the sister of Alvin word IV of Washington, D.C., and Brian Word of Montgomery, Ala.
She attends the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and is employed by Merek and Co. Inc.
Mr. Stroud is the brother of Kit Luttrell of Knoxville.
He attends the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and the UT College of Dentistry. He is employed by Cornerstone Dental Arts.
Both attend Northstar Church in Knoxville.