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Meridian High graduate chosen for leadership development program

By Staff
special to The Star
Aug. 9, 2003
Tracy Bell, a 1999 graduate of Meridian High School, was recently chosen for Aetna Inc.'s Information Systems Leadership Development Program.
Bell, a recent Mississippi Valley State University scholar, has experienced four consecutive internships with Aetna in Hartford, Conn. since his freshman year of college.
Bell is a Thurgood Marshall Scholar and was chosen as one of the top 50 students in the nation among the 44 historically black colleges and universities.
He attended the first annual National Leadership Institute in New York, and also was named in Black Voices Quarterly s top 100 students in the nation in the summer of 2001.
These accolades and achievements earned Bell a spot in Aetna's Leadership Development Program, which will include 10 other individuals. Bell is the second black involved, and the only one from an historically black college and university.
Bell will be in a three-year fast track managerial program, where he will serve as a project manager and learn all aspects of the departments. After three years, Bell will be a top candidate for an upper level management position within Aetna's Information Systems Department.