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Media Contact: Herb Booth, Office:817-272-7075, Cell:214-546-1082, hbooth@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - Myrtle Bell, UT Arlington associate professor of human resource management, has been selected as a DiversityFIRST Awards winner by the Texas Diversity Council.

Myrtle BellShe will be recognized as one of the 2009 individual winners at the Best Practices and DiversityFIRST Awards Luncheon Wednesday, June 10, at Southern Methodist University. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Ballroom, 3140 Dyer St. in Dallas.

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins will be the keynote speaker.

The award honors people who have demonstrated dedication and continuing commitment to advocating and raising issues of diversity and to protecting civil and human rights. Other criteria include leading the development of innovative or contemporary measures to fight discrimination and prejudice.

Dr. Bell's 2007 research-based book, "Diversity in Organizations," broke new ground for teaching organizational diversity.

The Best Practices sessions, which are free to the public, will be held 9-11 a.m. See the Texas Diversity Council Web site and the UT Arlington Diversity Web page for more information.

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The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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