Charming Shoppes presents Kennesaw State student Haley Kilpatrick with $20‚000

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Nov. 27‚ 2006) — Kennesaw State University junior Haley Kilpatrick received a $20‚…

Georgia (Nov 27, 2006) — Charming Shoppes presents Kennesaw State student Haley Kilpatrick with $20‚000

Stacey Moore

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Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fweyand@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Nov. 27‚ 2006) — Kennesaw State University junior Haley Kilpatrick received a $20‚000 award for her nonprofit organization Girl Talk before a national audience on the “MONTEL” show Nov. 24.

Kilpatrick was among five finalists chosen from thousands of entries in Charming Shoppes’ “2006 Voices ― One Voice Can Lead to a Chorus for Change” campaign. Dorrit Bern‚ CEO of Charming Shoppes‚ presented Kilpatrick and three other finalists with $20‚000 checks. The grand prize winner‚ Tara Lawrence‚ received a new vehicle.

“I am extremely honored that something this wonderful will touch Girl Talk in a positive way‚” Kilpatrick said. “The funding will help us reach larger numbers of girls who need someone they can relate to.”

Twenty−year−old Kilpatrick founded Girl Talk four years ago when she was just a teenager. Her organization pairs a female high school student with a female middle school student on a weekly basis to give the younger person a chance to express her feelings as well as receive support.

According to Kilpatrick‚ Girl Talk is now in 20 states‚ and she hopes to have chapters in all 50 states by 2010.

To learn more about Girl Talk‚ visit www.desiretoinspire.org.


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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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