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Iowa State student named among Glamour magazine's top 10 college women
AMES, Iowa -- Angela Groh, president of ISU's student body and senior political science major, was named by Glamour magazine this week as one of the top 10 college women in America.
The award is given annually and recognizes leadership on campus, involvement in the community, academic excellence and personal goals, according to the magazine.
"One of my friends encouraged me to apply," Groh said, "So I did. When I found out I was named to the top 10, I was thrilled."
More than 550 entrants applied for the award from around the nation.
Groh felt she was selected because she has had a record of leadership. Before becoming president of the Government of the Student Body, Groh held a cabinet seat in the organization as director of government relations.
Off campus, she also has spearheaded a drive to get senior citizens working on computers. Her program has now gone nationwide.
In high school, Groh -- in addition to serving as student council president, captain of the cheerleading squad and homecoming queen -- led an initiative to mandate that the Iowa Board of Education include a high school member. Her idea has now become a state law.
"I've had a wide variety of experience," Groh said. "I think the competition judges felt like that was a positive."
Groh flies to New York City Sept. 9 for a special luncheon and awards ceremony sponsored by the magazine. She will also be profiled, along with the other honorees, in the October 2005 issue of Glamour that hits newsstands Sept. 13.
New York is a long way from home for the Thornton, Iowa, native.
"I was pleased to see that someone else recognizes her work," Barry Groh said of his daughter, Angela. "Of course we've always been very proud of her." Both Barry and his wife, Kim, are ISU grads.
When she finishes her undergraduate degree at ISU, Groh plans to go to law school and then, perhaps, politics is in her future.
"Iowa is one of the few states that has never had a female governor," said Groh. "If that hasn't happened by then, I'd like to be the first."
Iowa State had a previous winner when Nancy Lynn Walker was honored by the magazine in 1982.
Glamour magazine's list of the top 10 college women in America includes the president of ISU's GSB -- Angela Groh.
October issue of Glamour