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danny bellCongratulations to Mr. Danny Bell for being selected by Chancellor Carol L. Folt to receive a 2014 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most coveted distinctions the University gives faculty and staff! The late C. Knox Massey of Durham created the awards in 1980 to recognize “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions” by University employees. Folt will honor the recipients, who were chosen from nominations from the campus community, at an awards luncheon on April 12.

In addition to his position as a Program Assistant for American Indian and Indigenous Studies within the American Studies Department, Bell is an adviser to the Carolina Indian Circle and the Native American Law Student Association. A member of the Lumbee and Coharie tribes, he is a respected elder in the Carolina community whose work and attitude ensure that members of all eight of North Carolina’s independent tribes feel welcome on campus. He is an active member on the American Indian Staff and Faculty Caucus. He advises students consistent with the American Indian values of balance, respect and reciprocity.

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