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Citadel News Service
9 Aug 2006

Assistant admissions director, daughter cut hair for Locks of Love

Clarissa "Lisa" Lugo Poston, assistant director of admissions at The Citadel, cut the hair she has been growing for nearly four years on Wednesday so she could donate it to Locks of Love. Her 3-year-old daughter, Lilo, also donated her hair after receiving her first haircut in The Citadel Barber Shop.

Together the Poston ladies donated 24 inches of hair. That will be combined with 30 inches of hair donated in July by three freshmen female athletes and hair that will be donated next week by incoming freshmen and sent to Locks of Love on behalf of The Citadel.

Clarissa “Lilo” Poston, 3, daughter of Assistant Admissions Director Capt. Lisa Poston, gets her first haircut ever Wednesday. She joined her mom in donating their hair to Locks of Love.

Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantage children 18 and younger who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss. Using donated hair, a hair prosthetic is created.

Poston is a 2002 graduate of The Citadel. In November 2005 she was promoted from admissions counselor to one of three assistant directors. Her main responsibility is the recruitment of women to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

Her daughter, Clarissa “Lilo” Poston, 3, was all smiles as Dave Schonhut of The Citadel Barber Shop cut her dark, curly ponytail and gave her a chin length bob much like her mom’s new haircut.

“I am donating my hair because Locks of Love is a great cause and because of what it will teach my daughter and the incoming freshman about hair – it is a renewable resource that will put a smile on someone else’s face!” Poston said.

The Citadel has been a regular contributor to Locks of Love for the past several years.

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