Renee Bell is a second-year student
in the food services program at Hawai‘i
Community College. While physically challenged, Bell maintains a strong positive
attitude and is determined to succeed in whatever her goals may be, including
running her own restaurant.
Bell willingly puts in the extra
effort to achieve both inside and outside the classroom and is well liked
by her peers and instructors. As a prime example of her selfless compassion
and desire to help others, Bell offers her services as a note-taker to a
fellow student who is hearing impaired and took a sign language class in
the evenings to learn how to better communicate with her classmate.
Bell has two adult children, one
of whom is a fellow classmate attending Hawai‘i CC and is also pursuing
a degree in food services.
One of Bell’s professors predicts, “She is a hard worker and conscientious
student and with continued education and job experience, will become a success
in her chosen field.”