Thomas and Pamela Rowan of Lilburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Marie Rowan of Lilburn, to Thomas Burton Bennewitz of Watkinsville, son of James and Laura Bennewitz of Watkinsville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Barbara Billman of Jacksonville, Fla., Donald Billman of Donna, Texas, and Henry and Kathleen Rowan of Erie, Pa. She is a 2003 graduate of Parkview High School. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, where she received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She is pursuing a master's degree from the University of Georgia. She plans to teach in the Athens area in the fall of 2008.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Dan and Mary Arrendale Hale, and the late Robert and Nettie Boggs Bennewitz. He is a 2003 honors graduate of Oconee County High School. He is a 2007 honors graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is employed by Morris Communications in Athens.

The wedding is planned for early summer at Lilburn Alliance Church.