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Advisory: Media invited to attend discussion with Beth Twitty at WFU

February 27, 2007

Beth Twitty, the mother of Natalee Holloway, will speak to Wake Forest University students about spring break safety at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in Pugh Auditorium, located in Benson University Center.  The event is free and open to the public.

Twitty will answer media questions during a press conference from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 407 of Benson. 

Members of the media are invited to cover Twitty’s talk in Pugh Auditorium, but are asked to record only the last two to three minutes of the event.  Television photographers may set up cameras along the back wall and are welcome to shoot footage of Twitty interacting with students following her speech.  

Holloway disappeared in May 2005 while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba.  Her disappearance generated a six-month national media sensation.  Holloway remains officially missing although Aruban authorities believe she is dead.

Twitty is a special needs teacher who is committed to sharing her daughter’s story and educating high school and college students on personal safety.  She has vowed never to give up searching for her daughter or to quit seeking justice for her.

In response to her daughter’s disappearance, Twitty established the International Safe Travels Foundation to educate and inform the public about safe international travel. 

Her nationwide safety campaign, SAFE TRAVELS, is endorsed by the National Sheriff’s Association and the National Association of School Resource Officers.

The lecture is sponsored by the Wake Forest Student Union.  For more information, call (336) 758-5697.

Press Contacts:

Maggie Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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