Marvin V. Arnett
Marvin V. Arnett is a retired Federal Manager born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She has witnessed the understanding, or lack thereof, between the races in the Detroit Metropolitan area over a 70 year time span. During her career Ms. Arnett has received many awards, both honorary and monetary, for Outstanding Job Performances and cost cutting suggestions. She also served as a Material Program Instructor training more than 750 federal employees in new systems programs.
Ms. Arnett has served as National Vice-president of ’Blacks in Government’ (BIG) an international organization devoted to the search for equal employment opportunities for people of all races within the Federal Service. She has held workshops at national conferences, e.g., Federally Employed Women (FEW) on Upward Mobility within the Federal Service, and The Detroit Writers Guild on ’The Making of the Memoir.’
Winner of the first AA-AHA Non-fiction Book Award, Ms. Arnett has had a life-long love affair with books. Over the years, she has attended numerous writing classes and conferences, including the prestigious Cranbrook Writers Conference at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Birmingham, Michigan. She has also served as guest instructor for Creative Writing classes at University of Michigan-Dearborn, and currently holds diversity session at local colleges and universities based on her childhood memoir, ’Pieces from Life’s Crazy Quilt.’ She is in great demand as a speaker during Black History Month. Perhaps her most successful effort has been in the field of mentoring. She has counseled and advised many young men and women on both career and life situations.
Ms. Arnett has traveled extensively within the United States, and abroad, visiting more than thirty-seven foreign countries.
She is the proud mother of three, grandmother of four, great-grandmother of five, and great-great-grandmother of one. She serves on the Board of Friends of the Southfield Library, and enjoys reading, listening to jazz and volunteering time to service organizations.
Writing is her joy!