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Friday, September 15, 2006

Muslim woman named one of Glamour magazine's 49th Annual Top Ten College Women


Most people don't expect to see an Emory student when flipping through Glamour Magazine.

But the October issue, which hit newsstands Tuesday, features recent graduate Yasmin Elhady ('06C), along with images of the latest fall trends and tips on how to get "celeb-gorgeous" hair.

The magazine selected Elhady as one of Glamour's 49th Annual Top Ten College Women.

According to the magazine's Web site, Elhady and the other nine winners are among the "most inspiring females in the country," college students with "leadership experience, excellence in [their] field of study, and unique career goals.


The Glamour article mentions Elhady's vow to be a positive spokeswoman for her religion, quoting her as saying, "I wouldn't be a Muslim if I didn't believe Islam respects individuality and women's rights."


Along with creating the Fast-A-Thon, Elhady was a vice president in the Muslim Students Association, was a columnist for the Wheel, cofounder of the Emory Student Activists Coalition, president of the Nu Rho Psi neuroscience honor society, the Amnesty International Urgent Action Coordinator, and founder and chair of the Atlanta Council of Muslim Students Association.

She won an internship at the Carter Center and was Emory's candidate for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships last year.


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