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Meet Our Remarkable People

Be Remarkable exemplifies Salem’s commitment to providing women a remarkable liberal arts education with a distinctive focus on health leadership. Our Salem graduates understand the power, importance, and complexity of health in our society.

Meet Jamila

On her first day of kindergarten, Professor Jamila Young’s father dropped her off and told her to ‘leave no stone unturned.’ Over the years, her parents encouraged her that she could be anything she wanted and she did just that. From her childhood years in Albany, Georgia until now, she discovered her love for learning and her drive for making an impact on the world. Her natural curiosity and zest for leadership led her to becoming an assistant professor of health law and policy at Salem College.

On every Tuesday, there will be another story profile of a remarkable student, alumna, faculty or staff member featured on this page. Be sure to subscribe to Salem College’s YouTube channel to get notifications when a new Be Remarkable video is released.

Meet Isabel

Isabel Scott is a senior at Salem College double-majoring in business and psychology and she has become an impactful leader during her time at Salem. She’s taken advantage of the small school atmosphere and the opportunities it creates, which has led to her serving as the President of SGA, Treasurer of Dance Company, Vice President of Rotaract and the school’s soccer captain. She plans to use the skills she gained at Salem College to be a leader in the business world after graduation.

Meet Sarah

A current student at Salem College majoring in sociology with a concentration in criminology, Sarah Limbach dreams of becoming the next President of the United States. She has found a home at Salem College where she feels empowered by her friends and enriched by the opportunities that a place like Salem has given her. Sarah’s aspirations to attend law school will pave a path for her to become a politician and serve in the country’s highest offices. Her Salem experience will shape her journey into politics due to the unforgettable experiences and bonds she has formed here.


Salem College and REACH Women’s Network joined forces for an inspiring mentoring program, connecting Salem’s students with REACH’s diverse mentors. Led by REACH co-presidents Iris Cole and Julia Townsend, the program focuses on honing skills, networking, and fostering career clarity. Mentees participate in engaging events, including goal-setting, strengths assessment, and speed networking.

Meet Alisa

Alisa Alexander is a health sciences major entering her final semester at Salem College before she begins optometry school. She credits her time at Salem with helping her find her new career path and to be ready to pursue it. Alisa reflects on her time at Salem and the professors who helped her along the way.

Meet Breshaun

A Winston-Salem native, Breshaun Liles spends most of his days finding ways to help others, whether it’s volunteering at his church, coaching basketball to high schoolers, or mentoring students at Salem College. His heart of gold and boundless generosity inspires the hearts and minds of everyone who crosses his path. Breshaun’s strong faith and humble passion for helping others shines through his life’s mission.

Meet Rynne

Rynne Ambrose Hankins A’08, C’12 is a Salem supporter through and through, having gone to both the Academy and College before earning her Ph.D. in chemistry from Wake Forest University. She cherishes her time at both Salem institutions, truly valuing the unique experiences they afforded her.

What is "Be Remarkable"?

Be Remarkable represents our outstanding Salem students who aspire to be leaders and change the world and honors the accomplished, impactful, and dedicated alumnae who’ve embarked on the Salem journey since 1772 to present day. Our campaign acknowledges the passion of our faculty and staff who make transformative educational experiences accessible for all and affirms our commitment to educating competent, confident, and courageous future leaders.

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