Thomas Groth (BA 1969 Applied Art – Advertising Design), Gulf Breeze, Fla., has been awarded professor emeritus status in the Department of Communication Arts at the
University of West Florida, Pensacola. Groth, who has served as head of
the department's advertising program since 1988, will retire this year after a 37-year teaching career that included 13 years at Iowa State University.
During his tenure at UWF, Groth received several Distinguished Teaching Awards and an Excellence in Academic Advising Award, and as the adviser to the university chapter of the American Adverising Federation, he led student "agencies" to AAF National Student Advertising Competition district championships 10 times. His teams won the NSAC national championship a record four times.
Groth is also an exhibiting artist; shown is his oil painting, White Linen, which was part of a solo show at Artel Gallery in