Mr. and Mrs. John F. Ward of Atlanta, Ga., and Hilton Head Island announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Ann Ward, to Patrick Scott Knebusch of Atlanta. He is the son of Linda and Donald Knebusch of Charlotte, N.C. The bride-elect graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Business Administration and received her MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She is employed by Georgia Pacific as Brand Director of Dixie Products. The groom-elect graduated from Winthrop University in Rock Hill with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is Director of Home Depot Sales for Universal Forest Products. An April 21 wedding is planned at St. Andrews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church on Hilton Head Island.