Effective Monday, April 9, 2007, Kathleen J. Allison (pictured) has been named the Facilitator of the Orthopaedic Scholar Institute (OSI) at Grace College and Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana.
Allison, a native of Winona Lake, has a long history with the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, with which Grace is affiliated.
She graduated magna cum laude from Grace College with a B.S. in Communication, and has taught there as an adjunct professor since 1985. She received her Master’s Degree in Communication from Indiana State University, and taught Speech and Theater there for two years. For the past 13 years, Allison has served as the Director of Communication for Grace Brethren North American Missions.
The Orthopaedic Scholar Institute is a collaborative learning program created to establish preferred employment opportunities for Grace College graduates within the orthopaedic industry. Since Warsaw, Indiana is the orthopaedic capital of the world, OSI creates a partnership which is beneficial to the orthopaedic industry, to Grace Schools and to the students selected to participate in OSI.
As Facilitator, Kathy will be overseeing and developing curriculum for OSI, training and mentoring OSI students, and will be assisting the Director of Career Services with employer development locally to benefit all Grace College Students.
She said, “OSI is a wonderful cooperative effort between Grace Schools and the orthopedic industry, which meets needs for both organizations as well as for Grace students chosen to participate in OSI. I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Kathy is an active member of the Warsaw/Winona Lake community. She has taught seminars for the Kosciusko Youth Leadership Academy, directed musicals as fundraisers for Warsaw Christian School and Lakeland Christian Academy, and has performed often as Ma Sunday (the wife of evangelist Billy Sunday) in local presentations.
Kathy is a member of Warsaw Community Church, where she serves on the WCC Drama Team.