Service Guides Dr. McNeil Personally and Professionally

By Caitlin T. Burns | January 16, 2020

Dr. Angela McNeil

Program Director,  Act 101/Gateway to Success 
2019 Martha Washington Award Recipient
Courses: Becoming a Life-Long Learner; The African-American Experience in Philadelphia; AU Blueprint; Words of Mass Destruction
Advice to Students: “Don’t be afraid to ask questions or reach out. There are so many opportunities and resources. You belong here, and you can blossom at Arcadia.”

Black Girls RUN!


Black Girls RUN! (BGR!) is a national organization created in 2009 to “encourage African-American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority,” to counter issues with obesity. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African American women have the highest rates of being overweight or obese compared to other groups in the U.S., and about four out of five African American women are overweight or obese. However, BGR! encourages all women to live healthy and active lives.

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Dr. McNeil in South Africa

“Students of color are less likely to study abroad,” said Dr. McNeil. “My experience on the first Preview trip was transformational. Since then, I’ve encouraged students of color to go abroad.”