Valencia Belle – Director of Academic Performance
An elite USATAF Junior Olympian Track and Field scholar-athlete who began running track at the age of 5, entered high school as a fee-for-service tutorial entrepreneur at the age of 12, qualified for NCAA D1 Early Academic Qualifier (EAQ) Status, all while earning multiple D1 offers, national engineering awards and academic presidential full-ride scholarships before graduating high school at the age of 16, Valencia Belle is the CEO and Founder of two programs, S.C.H.O.O.L.S. for scholars and C.L.E.A.R.E.D for scholar-athletes.
S.C.H.O.O.L.S., or Success Can Happen Out Of Low Scores, affords high-quality, cost effective standardized test prep to scholars and scholar-athletes, occasioning 5-10 point ACT and SAT 100 -200 point average composite score increases with as little as 5 weeks of test prep.
These composite score gains have been shown statistically to eradicate inter-generational poverty for up to 3 generations occasioned by college-loan debt by enabling the attainment of presidential full-ride scholarships with refunds, especially for demographics stemming from marginalized communities. C.L.E.A.R.E.D., a program specifically catered for scholar-athletes, focuses on obtaining NCAA D1 Clearance with matching GPAs and ACT/SAT scores. A primary focus is the acquisition of intangible and marketable soft skills necessary to deal with “the mess, the press and the stress” of instilling accountability for personal ownership by the scholar-athlete of his or her personal brand management through self-identification and critical thinking skills training for implementation in the classroom, the media and beyond - both on and off the field, track or court.
A native of Mobile, Alabama and a true scholar-athlete at heart, she began running track and field at the age of 5. At the age of 12, as an entering high school freshman, she began her first fee-for-service tutorial business assisting fellow students with ACT Prep in Science and Math. While attending Murphy High School, Valencia thrived in sports, in civic service and in Science and Engineering. She was chosen as the Alabama SECME and one of 7 NACME Scholars in the country, as the Bryant Jordan Region VI Scholar –Athlete Award Winner, as an Azalea Trail Maid (Yellow), as Varsity Track Team Captain and as the Homecoming Queen - all while competing as a Team USA TAC Junior Olympian at the age of 16.
Valencia received her Undergraduate Degree in Biology and Cognate Studies as a Distinguished Graduate, earning the coveted 1991 Bloom Award, one of the top three university awards, from the University of Alabama. In addition, she has received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University, a Masters of Family Studies and Systems Integration Degree from the University of Maryland, and currently is
completing a Doctorate in Education concentrating in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. Her accolades from these prestigious institutions include the following: (UA) Freshman Forum, SGA, Elliott Society, Variety Director /
University Programs, Charter Member and Secretary / XXXI Women’s Honorary, 2nd Runner Up and Miss Congeniality / Miss Alabama USA Pageant, Dean’s and President’s Lists, NIH IRBP and IRTA Fellow; (VCU) Johnson and Johnson Breakthrough to Nursing National Award, Mary
Marshall Virginia Department of Health Award, VCU School of Nursing’s “Black History in the Making” Award Recipient; (UM) Phi Delta Kappa International Education Honor Society Inductee; and (USC) Kappa Delta Phi International Honor Society Inductee. She has also been featured in multiple publications and news media including FOX 5 Atlanta, FOX 2 KTVU, and Gwinnett Daily Post. Through her unique understanding of social media and how to better manage companies, Victoria has been an asset in the upward growth of multiple companies. Victoria has a wide array of experience in the consulting, supply chain, and human resource industries.
Valencia’s biomedical research career began as the first minority IRBP Summer Fellows at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Laboratory of Infectious Diseases for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland in the history of the University of
Alabama. Although less than 1% of all NIH researchers are women and/or persons of color, Valencia was awarded an IRTA Fellowship with the National Institutes of Health upon graduation from the University of Alabama. As a biomedical engineering end-user technology researcher, she has consulted with such notable companies as Google Verily and the MIT Age Lab. Valencia has received research grants and awards from national and internationally regarded entities as the Pediatric AIDS Foundation and the National Cancer Institute. A Scientist and Entrepreneur who has spent her career helping to shape young minds by opening up the possibilities of “STEM” careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The recipient of a 2021 Wharton Knowledge For Impact Award from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, as well as a Scholarship Recipient from Harvard University’s Institute of Urban School Leaders, Valencia has authored “The Seven Women Every Woman Should Know”, “The Belle Method of Academic Currency”, and co-authored to “Glory: The Struggle For Yards”. Civically, Valencia serves as the first African American Female President of the 2020-2022 Board of Directors for the Mobile Medical Museum of Mobile, Alabama, was chosen as the 2020 Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Alabama Volunteer of the Year, has been invited as the ACT/SAT Test Prep Expert for many professional athletes
who host camps, as well as for national and international premiere athletic camps and showcases.
A Scientist and Entrepreneur who has spent her career helping to shape young minds by opening up the possibilities of “STEM” careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Her test prep expertise has been featured nationally and internationally, having served most recently as a featured speaker for the 2021 ACAN Conference for Alabama Possible. Her test prep expertise has been featured nationally and internationally, having served most recently as a featured speaker for the 2021 ACAN Conference for Alabama Possible.
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