Margaret Williams Ezell

Title: Artist
Company: Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Margaret Williams Ezell, Artist at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art and art education.

A lifelong artist, Ms. Ezell always knew she would end up working in the arts. After earning an associate’s degree from Moser Business College, she began her professional career as an assistant to the dean at Northwestern University. She remained there for two years and then relocated to Holland/Steed Architects, now known as The Holland Companies, where she made use of her artistic skills as a designer. In the following years, she began writing, editing, and working as an artist for Quality is Our Recipe, LLC. Afterward, she spent time as a historic preservationist for both St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and St. Johns Anglican Church. It was not until 2003 that she would earn a master’s in both teaching and fine art from Olivet College.

In 1981, Ms. Ezell was hired as an artist at the Door County Calendar. She remains there today, though she has picked up some other roles along the way. Since 1992, she has been a member of the summer faculty at the Peninsula School of Art. Additionally, since 2000, she has been an instructor of fine art and humanities at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College. Through her work, she discovered a passion for educating others, which keeps her motivated to continue working every day. In light of her accomplishments, she was recognized to be among the Top Ten Most Inspiring Instructors at Kalamazoo Community College in 2016. Furthermore, in 2017, she earned the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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