John Charles, Hays, and Mandy Charles, Albert, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their son, Hayes Charles, to Keri Cornwell, daughter of Mike and Mindy Cornwell, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of Hays High School and a 2009 graduate of Kansas State University with a dual degree in cereal chemistry and milling science. He is a milling technical manager for Iowa Corn Processors, Glidden, Iowa.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Alburnett High School and is pursuing a bachelor's of science degree in nursing at Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids. She will be a senior this fall.

An Aug. 9, 2014, wedding is planned at Kenwood Park United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids.

The couple plans to honeymoon in St. Lucia and make their home in Glidden.