Mr. and Mrs. Duke Higdon Morgan Jr. of Shaw announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Laurie Elizabeth to Philip Patrick McManus, son of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Lee McManus II of Hazlehurst and Ms. Patty Rebecca Porter of Brandon.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Butler Aderholdt Denton of Cleveland and Mr. and Mrs. Duke Higdon Morgan of Shaw.
A graduate of Bayou Academy, she attended Mississippi State University where she received a Bachelor of Accountancy degree. While at MSU, she was a member of Chi Omega social sorority as well as a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Alpha Psi, and Beta Gamma Psi honorary fraternities. She also received a Master of Business Administration degree from MSU, while serving as the MBA Association Financial Chair.
She is a surety underwriter with Travelers Casualty and Surety Company of America in Jackson.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Allen Porter of Hermanville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Troy Lee McManus of Hazlehurst.
He graduated from Copiah Academy and earned a Bachelor of Building Construction Science degree from Mississippi State University. He was a member of Kappa Sigma social fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi honorary fraternity. He is currently completing his Master of Engineering degree with a concentration of Construction Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
He is a project manager at Community Construction Inc. in Hazlehurst.
Vows will be exchanged at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.