Allison displayed a passion and talent for music at a young age. Born in Washington, D.C., on October 3rd, this Libra showed all the signs of artistry: playing the piano, singing, and dancing. She embraced the musical talents of her family and was intrigued with how different genres of music moved the soul. Performing in choirs, ensembles, and musical theatre groups was the norm throughout Allison's formative years.

Classically trained on the piano, Allison was accepted to Michigan State University's, School of Music as well as the School of Communication, Arts and Sciences. While attending MSU, she was very involved with the creative arts. Allison coordinated, sang, and modeled for events such as "Ebony Reflections," "Elements of Romance," and "Vivante Affaire," just to name a few.

Upon completion of her undergraduate degree in 1987, Allison began her career working at Interlochen Arts Academy in Traverse City, Michigan as a Counselor and sculpture model. A couple of years later, she continued her career path and headed to Syracuse, New York. Allison was hired as the Coordinator for Minority Affairs by Syracuse University. In this capacitiy, she coordinated, developed, and provided university-wide outreach programs, celebratory events, and worked in a liaison capacity with University officials and organizations. Allison held multi-faceted responsibilities and her rapport with students, staff, and faculty was unequalled.

During her years at SU, Allison coordinated many fashion and talent extravaganzas. She also was a member of the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (BCCE) where she sang for four years.

In 1992, Allison was offered a scholarship to complete her graduate studies. In 1995, she earned a Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University's, School of Social Work.

Allison later returned to Maryland where she has distinguished herself in the field of education as an educational liaison in both Montgomery and Prince George's County for nearly two decades. Her history of professional excellence is exemplified through her commitment to students and families.

As Allison moves through the rhythm of each day, she manages to balance spiritual commitment to God, family time, career and creative interests. She keeps in mind that what we experience in life, manifests itself in the full spectrum of who we are.

Allison is affiliated with a number of professional and service organizations. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, the National Educators Association, the Maryland State Teachers Association, the National Association of Social Workers, Michigan State University Alumni Association, Syracuse University Alumni Assoociation, and Montgomery County Pupil Personnel Workers Association.



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