January 30, 2019

Healthy Relationship Summit

When: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Whiteside Hall Lecture Room

In accordance with Stalking Awareness Month, we will be hosting a Healthy Relationship Summit on January 30, at 9:00 am in the Magnolia Room of the Zee A. Barron Student Union. We look forward to the campus community engaging in this worthwhile discussion. 

The guest speaker will be Pam Chatman.


Kenneth Gooden

Department: Dating & Domestic Violence
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Often called “The Oprah of the South”, Pam Chatman is a larger than life personality in her job. She is a woman who has kicked down doors and broken glass ceilings to do what she loves and that is Empowering Women. She is a Diva by trade and a Boss Lady by defintion. When she speaks she commands attention. The world now knows that after her debut in TruTV reality show BREAKING GREENVILLE. Raised in the Mississippi Delta city of Shaw in Bolivar County, Pam never forgets her roots and the things that have driven her to do what she has done so far in her life.

She is the CEO/Founder of P. Chatman Mentoring, Consultant and Training Organization, which fosters teaching to women and young girls to love themselves first. She uses past family secrets and school experiences of low self-esteem to empower women so they, too, can heal. Through her powerful and strong voice she has traveled all over the south speaking to encourage women to never give up on their Dreams. Pam is known through-out the south to help women move their mountains in their lifes that have tried to hold them back from healing and walking into their Destiny.

Pam has spoken at places like: Harriett Tubman Residential Women and Children Center in Chicago, Chicago Girls Behavior Health Facility, CSAT Center (Center for substane abuse treatment women center) in Mississippi, Catherine Booth Domestic Violence for Women Shelter in Mississippi, National Council for Negro Women Dream workshop in Mississippi and Diamond in the Rough workshops in several states. Pam also works with schools both in and out of the South over the past seven years to conduct educational conferences and workshops on several topics.

Pam is currently News Director for WABG(ABC) and WNBD(NBC) in Greenville. It was through this position that she “starred” in the BREAKING GREENVILLE reality show. And this position has also earned her recognition as the first female, African-American news director in the state of Mississippi. And there is even a stretch of Highway near Shaw named in her honor. And with the recent national exposure on BREAKING GREENVILLE, Pam has also appeared on “The Today Show”, “The Talk” and “MSNBC Notebook” while also written about in TV Guide, TV Newscheck, Delta Business Journal, Mahogany Magazine, InStep magazine, Elissa Magazine, AMAZE Magazine, Mississippi Link, The Tri-State Defender and have been interviewed on several Radio Shows. Pam is under the management with RKD management in Hollywood California helping celebrities with projects and engagements. Pam is currently discussing  3  Hollywood shows.

Beyond the public speaking and inspirational programs, Chatman has shared her life experiences into the written word, too. She has authored a book titled I MADE IT THROUGH THE STORM"", which is a testament to women who have weatherered personal storms in their lives and come out on top. And soon she will debut a new play titled "LORD SHOW ME HOW TO HEAL MY SCARS" focusing on encouraging women to dig deeper to start their healing process. Pam has started her own cosmetic and spa line called "Boss Lady P Chatman" which consists of a complete cosmetic line (makeup, nail care, skincare), spa line and a cocktail mix drink line. She is a graduate of Rust College in Holly Springs, MS and also a member of the highly-esteemed Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc; The National Council of Negro Women and the Juvenile Job Corporation Board. Chatman has spent countless hours working with Mississippi women and young people and those efforts have not gone unnoticed.

She is now recognized by the U.S. Congress and placed in the Congressional Record for her contributions in her career and her community. Add to that recognition, her placement in the Top 50 Black Women on the Move, Top 50 Women in Bussiness and the Seed of Africa Award for outstanding African American Women Making A Difference. She has even spoken at an “Oprah Winfrey Family Reunion.” So in short, Chatman has been an inspiration to many of her peers as well as young people who need guidance and encouragement to move beyond their fears and tears to a place of honor and commitment they can be proud of.