Dr. Willie Mae Shockley

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Dr. Willie Mae Shockley


Shockley, Willie Mae
Distinguished Alumnus


Willie Mae Johnson Shockley

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Death Date



BS - Home Economics, Philander Smith College, 1942
MS - Clothing and Textiles, Kansas State University, 1949


  • Associate Registrar - Philander Smith College, 1945-1964
  • Assistant Professor of Home Economics - Philander Smith College, 1945-64
  • Director of Home Management Residence, Philander Smith College, 1964


  • Member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 1964-2008
  • National Director of Alumni Affairs (Emeritus)
  • American Association of University Women (First Black President, 1979-1981 and Life Member)
  • Beta Pi Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Undergraduate Advisor at PSC, Golden Soror, 1994, Life Member)
  • Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society (30 years, Advisor Pi Sigma Kappa Chapter, PSC)
  • Resident Agent, Articles of Incorporation for the National Alumni Association, 1974
  • President MacArthur Park Chapter AARP, 1998-1999

Honors and Awards

  • PSC Distinguished Alumni Award, 1974
  • Golden Member, PSC Alumni Association, 2004
  • 75 Year Award, Dunbar High School Alumni Association
  • Certificate of Merit Award, Who's Who of Women, 1978
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Philander Smith College, 1998


A Celebration of Life, Legacy and Service: Dr. Willie Mae Johnson. (2008). Funeral Programs and Memorials Collection, PSC Archives and Special Collections.

Achievements, Recognitions and Services of Willie Mae Johnson Shockley, 1943-1996. Willie Mae Shockley Collection. PSC Archives and Special Collections.

PSC 48th Annual Convention Program (2004). PSC Archives and Special Collections

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“Dr. Willie Mae Shockley,” Philander Smith College Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2022, https://pscdigitalarchive.omeka.net/items/show/444.