Danny and Nina Fort of Sandy Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Maria Carolyn Fort of Atlanta, to Mark Philip Lauman of Atlanta, son of J. Robert and Barbara Lauman of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Cindy and Louis T. Batson III of Highlands, N.C., the late Joanne Batson and Betty and Lawrence Fort Sr. of Tybee Island.

She is a graduate of Kennesaw State University and is employed with Intown Academy.

The future groom is the grandson of Dorothy Lauman of Davie, Fla., the late John E. Lauman and Captain and Mrs. Robert Blake of Eastchester, N.Y.

He is a graduate of Oglethorpe University and is employed with The Cincinnati Insurance Company.

The wedding is planned for December at Saint Jude the Apostle Catholic Church.