Kevin Bell Memorial Endowed Scholarship in the College of Education

A conversation with Debbie Allen.

Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
This scholarship is in memory of my son, Kevin Bell, who valued education above all else.

What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
While Kevin had devastating physical handicaps, his drive and determination led him to two degrees at Auburn, one in psychology and one in Spanish. It was his dream to teach Spanish at the high school level. His body gave out before he could realize his dream of teaching.

What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I hope students gain the feeling that they, too, can give back to those who come after them.