Corban Bell is a 2013 graduate of Grambling State University in Grambling, La. where he studied accounting and economics. As an undergraduate, he was a member of several student organizations including the Clinton Global Initiative University and the National Association of Black Accountants, where he served as president.
The Alameda, Calif. native is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2012 Toyota Green Initiative Campus Contest. With nearly 1,300 votes on www.ToyotaGreen.com, Bell’s plan and establishment of a permanent, campus-wide recycling program at his school earned him a 2012 Toyota Prius and $5,000 toward the purchase of trees for his Grambling State University campus. He also received membership to the TGI Coalition, a collective of environmental experts and celebrities who speak on sustainability within the African American community and relevant ways to go green.
Bell will return to his home state of California to begin a career at KPMG LLP, an audit, tax and advisory firm. His future goals include obtaining his CPA license, attending Harvard Business School and working in the private, public and nonprofit sectors in an effort to positively change people's lives.
Although Bell is no longer on campus, he continues to be a strong advocate and an example for environmental improvement at Grambling and the HBCU community.