Full Name: Nicholas Andrew Bell.
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Peach County High School, where he played football and baseball (“I was an All Middle Georgia selection and an All State Honorable Mention in baseball my senior year”), was a founding officer of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Merit Scholar nominee, Senior Superlative and a Senior Spotlight (Most Likely to Succeed).
Family: Jeff Bell, father; Song Bell, mother; and Victoria Bell, sister.
Current Employment: Full-time student.
Degree Objective: Bachelor of science in New Media and Communication.
Class Rank: Senior.
Activities: “I have been published in both The Macon Statement and The Fall Line Review, and I have participated in the NMAC 4471 Sports Broadcasting Internship.”
Career Goals: “I have many career goals, but I would love to write for GQ magazine as either a film writer or popular culture writer. If that doesn't happen, I would love to be a sports writer for a newspaper or a sports analyst for ESPN. I love the arts and sports, so any career where I can work closely with either would be a dream come true.”
He chose Macon State College because … “It was very cost effective and close to home. I transferred from Georgia State University because of financial problems, and Macon State provided a great education for a very reasonable price, and it was close to my family.”
The one thing that surprised him about Macon State was … “The quality of education. Going to high school not very far from Macon State, I had always heard how it was a community college, not a "real" college. When I started going here, I realized really quickly that even though the college is smaller than what I had experienced, it was a great place to learn. The professors do a very good job engaging students and their level of knowledge and expertise is such a great resource.”
His favorite professor is … “I can't pick just one. If I had to choose, I would say Dr. Kevin Cantwell, Sydney Chalfa, Dr. Nancy Bunker, and Dr. Patrick Brennan. I took two classes from Dr. Cantwell, HUMN 3999 and Intro to Creative Writing. He was so engaging and his lecture style facilitated great class discussions and he really got us involved. I took Public Speaking and Theater Appreciation with Mrs. Chalfa, and she was so encouraging through both of her classes. She really believes in her students’ abilities and that is so important, especially since she teaches freshman and sophomore level courses. She makes the transition to college so much easier. I took Ethics from Dr. Bunker. She challenged us every day and demanded our absolute best. I have never worked so hard for an A, but I can say without a doubt that her class is my favorite class of all time. Dr. Brennan has taught two film classes I have taken, and will teach me in the spring as well for Advanced Production. I have always been interested in film, and working with him to learn about the film world has been an amazing experience.”
His favorite place to study is … "My room at home. On campus, I really like the new Education Building balconies that overlook the lake. It's really a peaceful and beautiful place to just relax and get some schoolwork done.”
One thing people don't know about him is … “I would love to own my own men’s clothing company. I really love well-made, high quality clothes, so it would be really awesome to design and manufacture my own line of men’s clothing.”
His friends make fun of him because … “I'm filled with an overabundance of useless information. It doesn't matter if it's the name of a random song, the name of an actor or a weird movie, I can usually give them an answer. It's a blessing and a curse.”
The one person he’d most like to meet is … ”That would probably be Jack Kerouac because he was an icon that influenced an entire generation of writers. He was an intellectual that wanted to do things his way. "On The Road" is one of my favorite books, and one day I want to drive across the country and write about my experiences.”
Five years from now he sees himself … “Working as a writer, either writing about film or sports.”