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Catering assistant included on BBC 100 Women list

04 December 2018

Sam Ross, who works as a catering assistant at City of Glasgow College, has been named as one of the BBC 100 Women 2018.

Presented as a list of the top 100 most inspiring and influential women around the world, the initiative includes individuals from more than 60 countries.

Ms Ross is employed by BaxterStorey, has worked at the college since 2016 and is also an ambassador for Down's Syndrome Scotland.

She spoke at the World Down's Syndrome conference in Glasgow earlier this year and travelled to Chennai, India in 2015 to inspire young adults with the condition.

Additional activities have included giving awareness talks at City Chambers, the Gallery of Modern Art and the King Tut's venue in Glasgow.

"When my dad told me I'd been selected in the top 100 inspirational women, I couldn't believe it," said Ms Ross.

"So many people are coming up to me and I've even been contacted by someone from Australia who got in touch to congratulate me.

"I'm so excited I'm famous!" she said.

City of Glasgow College principle and chief executive Paul Little said Ms Ross is a "valuable, well liked and popular member" of the team and also said: "Her college family is very proud of her."

He further stated Ms Ross has been recognised by the Scottish Parliament for raising awareness of Down's Syndrome.

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