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Brand savvy.

"From the moment I stepped on campus," says Savon Shelton Sampson '04, "I knew Hollins was for me. It was warm, inviting, and beautiful. There were endless opportunities to learn and grow and make a lot of friends along the way."

After earning a degree in economics, Savon served in a variety of buying and merchandising roles with increasing responsibility at Circuit City Stores, Inc., and Target Corporation. She now serves as a brand manager for McKesson Medical-Surgical, where she develops marketing strategies for McKesson's line of products in the long-term care and home health markets.

Savon benefited from the "exposure to a variety of subjects, classes, topics, internships, and people" available in a liberal arts education. "You are not stuck in a business school just because you are an economics major. You can still take art and biology classes, too."

She attributes much of her success to attending a women's college. "You learn to encourage women in competitive environments, something many women never learn," she says. "You are able to build leadership skills, self-awareness, and self confidence, along with lifelong friendships."