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Furman alum shines in Super Bowl commercial

Lt. Chuck Nadd and Shannon Cantwell '11 enjoy the tickertape parade.

Lt. Chuck Nadd and Shannon Cantwell ’11 enjoy the tickertape parade.

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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