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Health Services Administration Professor Expands Opportunities for Students Beyond the Classroom
LaToya Trowers-Bell, Ed.D., is dedicated to better equipping students for a future in the health services field. That’s why, in 2013, she launched the Health Services Administration Club to provide students with experiences and mentorship opportunities that go beyond the classroom.
Members of the Club meet regularly to garner job information, address concerns about classes, hear guest speakers, and participate in off-campus trips to sites like the Richmond University Hospital in Staten Island, NY. The Club also gives back to the community by volunteering at non-profit organizations like the Ronald McDonald House in Manhattan, NY, and The Bowery Mission in New York, NY.
“I love being able to contribute to their academic and personal growth and be a part of their accomplishments along their academic journey,” said Dr. Trowers-Bell, who became Chair of the Health Services Administration department at the Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business in September 2016.
“The Club helps build our confidence to take on tasks involved with patient care,” said Neville Bird, a resident of Manhattan, NY, majoring in Health Services Administration.
Dr. Trowers-Bell started teaching Health Services Administration courses at Berkeley College in New York in July 2012. She received the Faculty of the Year award for Outstanding Teaching and the Faculty of the Year Student Choice award in November 2016.
“What inspires me to teach is my students, their stories, desires and motivation for wanting to change their lives and the lives of those they care for,” she said.
Dr. Trowers-Bell received a B.S. degree in Health, Health Care Administration and Management from Colorado Technical University in 2007. She earned an M.B.A. degree in Health Care Administration and Management from New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY, in 2008. She also received an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University in 2016.