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Superintendent, Dr. K. Patterson honored as one of Mannequin Society's top 10 Best Dressed African American Women

Sunday, March 19, 2017, the Society of Mannequins held their annual presentation luncheon honoring "The Ten Best Dressed African American Women of Chicago and the Woman of the Year" at the beautiful Tuscany Falls Banquets and Events in Mokena, IL.

This is one of the most anticipated, glamorous affairs of the year.  Everyone was dressed to impressed.  The ladies were adorned from head to toe in sheer beauty and the men were just as dapper in their elegant suits.  The afternoon was filled with good food, great entertainment and a fashion show.

Their second mission is to present the “Woman of the Year” and the “Ten Best Dressed African American Women of Chicago Awards. Women who belong to this select group are exceptional in their commitments and glamorous. They are good role models and outstanding leaders in their fields and communities. These women achieve remarkable success while impeccably dressed and elegantly poised.

Joining the 2017 Mannequin Honorees for the first time is Carol Bell, vice president at B. Coleman Aviation, LLC. Once a woman is inducted, she will “walk” three years before being made a Trophy Board Member. The second year trophy honorees are Lisa Cooper, public affairs specialist, State Farm Insurance; Mayor Vivian Covington, Village of University Park; Dyanna Lewis, advertising and marketing director, Chicago Defender Newspaper; Denise Little, chief operating officer, Chicago Public Schools; Mayor Debbie Meyer Martin, Village of Olympia Fields; Dr. Kimako Patterson, superintendent, Prairie Hills Elementary School District 144; Annette Gurley, retired chief officer, Office of Teaching and Learning, Chicago Public Schools; and Valerie Stoudemire, chief operating officer, “The Whole Sha-Bang” Event Service.



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