Lauren Waldrip and Wes Ward to wed in September

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Lauren Waldrip and Wes Ward

Mark and Angela Waldrip of Moro are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Renee, to Wesley Wayne Ward, son of Larry Ward of Conway and Kathy Roberson of Judsonia. A September wedding is planned at the First Baptist Church of Marianna. The reception will take place at the Waldrip residence in Moro.

Lauren serves as public affairs associate at Noble Strategies in Little Rock and is involved with public relations for several agricultural clients in Arkansas. Lauren is a graduate of Lee Academy in Marianna. She holds undergraduate degrees in marketing and public relations from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She completed her Master of Business Administration at the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton Graduate School of Business.

Wes serves as Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Arkansas. He is a graduate of Riverside High School in Lake City and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from Arkansas State University. He earned a law degree and has also completed a Master of Laws degree in Agricultural and Food Law and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Arkansas. Wes has been serving in the United States Marine Corps for 16 years and has completed deployments to Afghanistan and Jordan. He is currently serving in the Marine Corps Reserves as a civil affairs officer and was recently selected for promotion to major.

The couple attends Fellowship Bible Church and will reside in Little Rock.