Jacquelin Clarke Bell

Jacquelin Clarke Bell

Jacquelin Clarke Bell attended Holy Family Elementary School and A.H. Parker High. She received a B.A. in economics from Spelman College and a Masters in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University.

She has worked as an executive officer of a financial institution responsible for advancing market share and managing the performance of bank managers. As Vice President/Partner in a California corporation providing services to Fortune 100 corporations, she chaired a County workforce educational development project addressing quality of life strategies for youth, served as Director of the Greater Sacramento Small Business Development Center, served on the governing boards of Sutter Solano Regional Medical Center, North Bay Healthcare Foundation Board and Solano County Economic Development Corporation. She was also Chairperson/Commissioner of the City of Fairfield Planning Commission for 10 years and a founding Director/Treasurer of The Heather House, a transitional housing and homeless shelter for women facing multiple barriers.

Jacquelin Bell is currently Vice President of Business and Administration at San Diego City College.

A day that left an indelible impression

Growing up in a family where most were members of 16th Street Baptist Church I spent a considerable amount of time in attendance even though my mother was Catholic. On the Sunday morning of the 16th Street Church bombing, I vividly recall my Aunt Mary Alice Clarke Stollenwerck, the Church organist, and other relatives coming to my grandmother’s house all covered in ashes.

Several Sundays earlier, my mother, Dr. Juanita Clarke, drove my siblings and I to church at Our Lady Queen of the Universe on Center Street at the foot of dynamite hill. (more…)