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Author And Citadel Graduate Pat Conroy Sent Shannon Faulkner To College (VIDEO)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Shannon Faulkner, the first woman to be admitted to the Citadel Military College, told Good Morning America today that her education was funded by author Pat Conroy, a graduate of the Citadel who stood behind her enormous push to be admitted to the school. In an email to GMA, Conroy said, "It was an honor for me to pay Shannon's college education."

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