Mr. and Mrs. Robert Donald Clifton of Rome, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Elizabeth Hawkins, to Preston Ford Nichols, son of Mrs. Rebecca Richards Nichols and Mr. Philip Girard Nichols both of Vestavia Hills. Miss Hawkins is the daughter of the late Mr. Jeffrey Leon Hawkins of Rainbow City.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Walter Lee Burton and the late Mr. Burton of Attalla and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leon Harrison Hawkins of Rainbow City.
Miss Hawkins is a graduate of Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind. and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She was a member of the American Cancer Society Junior Executive Board and recruitment chair of Zeta Tau Alpha. Miss Hawkins is employed with o2ideas, Inc.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Lucy Baxley of Montgomery and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sidney Nichols of Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. Nichols is a graduate of Vestavia Hills High School and the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science. He received his juris doctor from Birmingham Law School. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Mr. Nichols is employed with Charles M. Thompson P.C.
The wedding is planned for August 4, 2012.