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Alumni Interview|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Kati Stoll

H.H. Brown Shoe Company


Kati StollKati Stoll graduated from The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Spring of 2012. She obtained a degree in Textile and Merchandising from the Family and Consumer Sciences department. In addition, she minored in Interior Design, Apparel and Design as well as a minor in Marketing from the College of Business. Stoll is a Casper, Wyoming native who is currently living in Longmont, Colorado.

 Kati is now working for the H.H. Brown Shoe Company as a territory representative. She covers a six state territory along the Rocky Mountains and maintains 85 accounts. This equates to a million dollar territory at cost and multimillion dollar territory at retail prices. Her work entails being a company representative who presents the next season’s shoes to 85 independently owned stores in the territory. She works with both the H.H. Brown Shoe Company and the independent store owners to select the shoes each store will carry. Kati is one of seven people who hold this position for the H.H Brown Shoe Corporation.

While attending the University of Wyoming Kati was a very active student. She was a member of Motor Board, a Senior Honor Society, president of Phi U and an Ag. Ambassador.  Within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Kati received several Brand of Excellence Scholarships including; The Hovey Family Scholarship, and The Don and June Lobdell Scholarship. She was the Family and Consumer Sciences Outstanding Senior in 2012 and received the Verna J. Hitchcock Scholarship from the department.

Kati attributes much of her success in and out of college to the professors she worked with in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  She knew many of her professors on a personal level and still utilizes them as a resource after graduation. She stated that the College provided her with a great environment that allowed her to gain real life experience and learn not just the text book material but also real life implementations of the material. Kati accredits this “real life experience” to her success after college.

She found that deciding on a major was the most challenging part while attending the University. This was resolved by meetings with advisors and professors who helped her see that the lack of desired creativity in her business class could be expressed in a Textile and Merchandising degree. Her advice to current students is to “find your passion.” Emphasizing that making the effort in school to find what you really love and want to do will then transfer to you being passionate about your career once you’re in the workforce. She also encourages students to be active while in school but to worry less about GPA’s and club involvement because “who you are as a person speaks louder then who you are on paper.”

       

 

 

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