Mr. and Mrs. William Glen Buckalew of Gulfport, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Mr. Steven Shane Cook, son of Mr. Donny Cook of Covington and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Downie of Conyers.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Carol Guice of Hattiesburg, Miss., Dr. and Mrs. John Guice of Laurel, Miss., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Lewis Buckalew of Hattiesburg.

Miss Buckalew graduated from Gulfport High School in 1999, the University of Southern Mississippi in 2003, with a bachelor of arts degree, and the University of South Alabama with a master's degree in Speech/Language Pathology in 2005. She works as a speech-language pathologist in Rockdale County Schools.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank William Stokes, Mr. Frank Eugene Cook and Mrs. Geneva Cook Patton, all of Decatur. Mr. Cook graduated from Heritage High School in 1993. He is a construction manager for A.G. Quality Trim of Atlanta.

The couple will exchange vows on June 14, 2008, in Atlanta.