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Willie Mae Artis Chatman Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Chatman has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the education industry

    CHARLOTTE, NC, July 22, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Willie Chatman with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Chatman celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Chatman received her professional start as a clerk-typist while she was a student at Jackson Community College in 1964. After this time, she completed some work as a secretary before she finally earned her Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, in 1970. Following this accomplishment, she obtained her Master of Arts from Western Michigan University in 1973. In 1981, Ms. Chatman began postgraduate work at the University of Michigan and Central Michigan University, which she finished at Wayne State University.

Ms. Chatman began her teaching career with business courses at Northern High School in Detroit from 1971 to 1978. From 1978 to 1979, she taught at Northeastern and Renaissance High Schools. Ms. Chatman was also department head for Chadsey High School and department head of business for Cody High School. Ms. Chatman was employed as a secondary school educator, administrator, and first African-American adjunct professor at Henry Ford Community College and an educational consultant for Newsweek Magazine.

Outside of teaching Ms. Chatman has worked as an evaluator for the Metro Detroit Typing Shorthand Association Contest and as a consultant for the North Central Steering Committees. She has also been a subdivision speaker for breast cancer awareness at various community events.

Ms. Chatman holds certification in secondary, continuing, vocational and competency-based education in the state of Michigan. She is also certified in management level seminars from the Detroit Public Schools Management Academy, which she received in 1983. She also has administrative certification from Wayne State University. Ms. Chatman is also a member of several organizations including the Michigan Detroit Association of Black School Educators, the Metropolitan Detroit Business Education Association, the Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors, the NAACP, the National Museum of African American History, the Culture Friends of the Smithsonian, and several others.

Ms. Chatman has been the recipient of several awards, such as the Certification of Recognition from Detroit Public Schools in 1974, 1977, and 1979, and the Vocational Education and Career Development Award from the Michigan Department of Education in 1974. In high school, she was also one of seven young African American women out of the 21 African American students in her graduation class who were Honor Roll Students. She received the highest honor upon graduation, which was noted in a black-owned community newspaper known as The Jackson Blazer as well as the school newspaper. Ms. Chatman was previously selected to be included in the 20th edition of Who's Who in the Midwest.

Ms. Chatman credits her parents with her choice to become involved in education. She received scholarships to pursue her education endeavors. Neither her parents were high school graduates; however, they impressed upon Ms. Chatman and her siblings that a good education was important and supported her throughout her career path. Ms. Chatman finds the most gratifying aspect of her career to be the ability it grants her to give back to her community. She has always liked giving back to her community and she started the first African American Family and Friends day at her church, Fellowship Chapel, Detroit, Michigan. Ms. Chatman hopes to continue to be an inspiration and mentor to her family, friends and community.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Chatman has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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