Celebrating Sean Bell: A Discussion with Nicole Paultre Bell

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 2:40pm


Recital Hall, Campus Center
Nicole Bell portrait



Nicole Paultre Bell’s life changed forever when her fiancé, Sean Bell, died after being shot by undercover police officers while leaving his bachelor party in 2006 on the morning of their wedding. While healing and perspective have come to her in the more than 12 years since her financee's death, the road has not been easy.

During her visit to SUNY Old Westbury, Bell will discuss the personal journey that began that night and has included public protests and criminal trials alongside personal depression and, ultimately, happiness, marriage and motherhood. This lecture is open to all on campus.

Offered as part of the College's Black History Month program, Bell's visit is sponsored by the Office of First Year Experience, the Black Student Union, the Student Government Association, the Campus Activities Board, and Center for Student Leadership & Involvement.

The program is a part of the Leadership Development Certificate Program and open to all students

The LDCP is a college-wide program that is open to all majors and all class years. We've collaborated with offices throughout the campus to give you a comprehensive leadership program to enhance your resume and make you a more marketable future employee. Please make sure you sign in (legibly) to every session you attend for credit. To check how many sessions you’ve attended; please email Jamie Jones at DresherJ [at] oldwestbury.edu.