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Date: Jun 18, 2007
Is That Your Final Answer?
Hofstra University Graduate student appears on popular game show
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Andrea Tipton-Rudolph, a graduate student in Hofstra's School of Education and Allied Human Services, found herself in the hot seat when she appeared as a contestant on the popular game show, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" on June 14, 2007. Though Andrea answered the $100,000 question incorrectly, she still came away from the experience with $25,000 and some very exciting memories.
A Pennsylvania native, Andrea, who plans to teach English as a second language, always enjoyed watching the show and eventually mustered up the courage to head to New York City to take a contestant exam. After months of waiting, she finally got the call to head to New York’s ABC studios to be a potential hot seat contestant. Andrea said she was running late for a trip her husband had surprised her with for their first wedding anniversary when the phone rang, “I told him I didn’t have any time to take a phone call,” Andrea recalls, “When I found out who was calling, I said I would definitely make some time to talk to them!”
Though she says her hot seat experience was exciting, it was also nerve wracking and very emotional, “but I’m an emotional person to being with,” she explains. Helping her through the game was a close friend in the audience and a previous “Millionaire” contestant who was on her list as a potential “phone-a-friend.”
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