Mr. and Mrs. Russell Sykes of North Augusta are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Rebecca Sykes, to Nicholas Burke Stoltmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stoltmann of Apex, N.C. The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in biological sciences and a 2012 graduate of Paul Mitchell the School in Columbia. She works as a stylist at Modern Salon & Spa in Charlotte. The groom-elect is a 2012 graduate of the University of South Carolina and a 2013 graduate of Winthrop University with an MBA with an emphasis in accounting. He works as an accountant at Elliott Davis in Charlotte. The couple will exchange wedding vows on May 18, 2013 in Savannah.