We’re previewing the panelists who will be talking about the HBCU experience at the New York Urban League’s HBCU College Fair on November 14th at Riverbank State Park– make sure you register! Next up: Clark Atlanta Graduate Antoinette Bell!
What is your favorite on campus memory?
I think one of the most memorable moments while attending all three HBCUs was homecoming! All HBCUs differ in this category, however, all share similarities and that is a sense of togetherness and happiness to be a proud student and/or alum.
Why did you choose to attend an HBCU?
I chose to attend an HBCU vs. a traditional college/university, not only to continue the legacy within my family (4 generations of HBCU alum), but also because of the intimacy of HBCUs. I knew that I would feel more like a “person”, rather than a “number” in my classes and could develop relationships with my professors and peers, which was important to me.
What’s the most memorable quote you remember from your HBCU experience?
“Your college experience is what you make it. Make Friends. Study. Intern. Network!”
Antoinette comes from a family of educators and HBCU alumni! She was born and raised in Tallahassee, FL to the late Dr. Arnold Tooson Bell (co-founder of the Physical Therapy Department for the School of Allied Health Sciences at FAMU) and Mrs. Lois C. Bell (Department of Education at FAMU). She attended Florida A&M University (FAMU), Howard University (HU) and Clark Atlanta University (CAU), in 2004, 2005 and 2008, respectively. She received my Bachelor of Arts degree in May 2010 from Clark Atlanta University, magna cum laude, with a major in Mass Media Arts/Communications, with a concentration in Journalism. While in undergrad, she worked part-time and was involved in a variety of organizations: Lambda Pi Eta National Communications Honors Society (CAU), University Fashion Council (Howard), Endustry Power Players (Howard), etc., just to name a few. She been working professionally for 5 years in various industries and her love for helping others in their career paths is near and dear to her heart. Human Resources is her current field. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with underprivileged youth, GED tutoring, ESOL and community projects, all with New York Cares. she also enjoys traveling, college football, shopping, reading, all things southern and being around family and friends.