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Tickertape parades and Super Bowl commercials

If you saw the Super Bowl commercial Sunday night where Lt. Chuck Nadd got a surprise tickertape parade in his hometown after returning from a tour in Afghanistan, you might have thought his girlfriend, Shannon Cantwell, looked familiar.  Cantwell, a 2011 Furman graduate, nominated Nadd for the honor and helped set up the arrangements so Anheuser-Busch could film the homecoming and create a Super Bowl commercial from it.

Cantwell, who works in Washington, D.C., for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, graduated summa cum laude from Furman with a degree in economics and political science.  She is originally from Fairhope, Ala.

FOX News in Winter Park, Fla., reported on how all it all came together, and the Anheuser-Busch ad has received more than eight million hits on YouTube.

Last updated February 3, 2014
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