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Meet COE Academic Services Officer, Fawne Allossery

Published Tuesday, April 1, 2014

By Asia Myles

Vibrant and dynamic are two adjectives Academic Services Officer II, Fawne Allossery, used to describe her favorite color – red – but those two words can also be used to convey her character as well. Allossery has served in the Academic Services Division of the College of Education (COE) at Wayne State University (WSU) since 2006.

“I am passionate about student success and growth, and about providing them with the necessary tools to be successful,” she said. “I want students to succeed and make a difference in people’s lives, especially children. I am passionate about health and wellness and stress the importance of engaging in positive health behaviors,” she expressed. 

         

Fawne completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Wayne State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1999, a Master of Arts in Education in Sports Administration (with concentration in Intercollegiate Athletic Administration) in 2001, and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Kinesiology (with concentration in Exercise and Sport Science) in 2013.

Allossery received a Presidential Scholarship to attend WSU in 1994. She was also recruited to play volleyball for WSU and was on the women’s basketball team and a two-sport athlete for four years. Upon graduation, she was offered a graduate assistant position with the Women’s Basketball team for two seasons. In 2001, she became the Head Women’s Basketball and Volleyball Coach for Macomb County Community College before returning to WSU. “I’ve always enjoyed the atmosphere at Wayne State, and seeing the campus transform over the years,” she said. “I love the diversity of campus and have met lifelong friends here. WSU is a dominant force in the city of Detroit. I especially like the proximity to downtown and finding hidden gems (especially restaurants) in and near the city.”

           

Fawne has taught wellness courses in nutrition, fitness, lifestyle choices, strength training and activity courses at Macomb Community College for the last 12 years. Most recently, she has taught exercise psychology, sport psychology and health psychology in the COE’s Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies (KHS). About her role as an academic services officer, she said, “I hope to provide quality service to students so that they have a positive view of Wayne State University upon graduation. I hope to provide clear and concise communication to students and to inspire them to be the best professionals they can be, to instill confidence, to stress resourcefulness and foster learning.”

Fawne is a member of several professional associations and donates to a variety of local charitable organizations. She also plays ice hockey as a member of the “Freeze” in Division 3 of the Michigan Senior Women’s Hockey League (MSWHL). The league is the largest women’s league in the country, with over 650 women ages 19 to 67 on over 40 teams in the metro Detroit area.

Fawne loves spending time with her partner of more than three years, Sarah, a school social worker, and their 10-month-old large, mixed breed dog named Branson, who was adopted from the Home-Fur-Ever rescue last summer. She also enjoys playing ice hockey, watching movies, dining out, spending time outdoors, bicycling and traveling. Next trips include returning to Kauai and then to Costa Rica or Belize.

“I am very mechanical-minded and have taken the initiative to fix things around the house like the washing machine, dryer, garage door opener, remote controls, etc.  There’s a YouTube video for everything!” she excitedly pointed out.

Fawne still holds an NCAA Division II record in volleyball for best hitting percentage in a match (25 for 26, .962 pct).

[Asia Myles is an Academic Outreach Assistant in the College of Education, and a member of the college’s Communication Team.]

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