Makell Brown

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Class of 2023

Providing accessible health care to low-income communities.

Growing up in a rural town in Eastern NC, Makell’s father kept him out of trouble by requiring weekly book reports and teaching him the value of hard work. It was the combination of those two things that led to Makell’s voracious appetite for learning, and it was Ben Carson’s Gifted Hands that sparked his interest in medicine. He admits that he greatly enjoys learning how to learn.

Outgoing and determined, Makell does not feel that his life is complete unless he is helping others. He founded the community service club “A Helping Hand” through which the members feed the homeless in his community. Makell states “I am not capable of hating others, but I do hate the mistreatment of others.” His strong faith in God and his desire to help the vulnerable is what motivates Makell to become a physician and hopes to one day open a nonprofit community medical office.

Leadership:

  • Founder, A Helping Hand Community Service Club
  • President, National Honor Society
  • First Baptist Homeless Ministry Leader
  • President, Beta Club
  • President, Student Council
  • Sunday School Teacher