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"Survivor" Gretchen to Speak at Frostburg State
10/13/2000

"Survivor" Gretchen to Speak at Frostburg State
Gretchen Cordy
Gretchen Cordy, one of the castaways featured on the CBS-TV hit show "Survivor," will be speaking at Frostburg State University on Monday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Manicur Assembly Hall of the campus Lane Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

When 16 Americans were marooned on an island in the South China Sea, no one could have predicted that their adventure would be documented to become the highest-rated summer series in television history. In the show's premise, the castaways eliminated each other one by one from the remote tropical island and the lone survivor walked away with $1,000,000.

Cordy joined "Survivor" for the challenge. She stayed for the adventure and used her strength, skills and determination to become a leader in her tribe. Refusing to join an alliance, Cordy was voted off the island in episode seven by the "Tagi Four" because she was viewed as a threat.

A homemaker and part-time worker at a pre-school, Cordy lives in Clarksville, Tenn. Originally from New York City. She attended Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pa., and spent six years as a survival instructor for the U.S. Air Force where she earned the Cadre Award from her survival instructor training class (for being the person who most exemplifies the spirit of survival).

Happily married for 14 years, she and her husband have two children, one dog and a ferret. She is a member of Amnesty International and her children's PTA.

Cordy's presentation at FSU is sponsored by the FSU Campus Activities Board, Residence Hall Association and Student Government Association. For more information, call the Lane Center Info. Desk at 301-687-4411.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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