Jack Allison '63

Major: Pre-Med
Current Job: Retired Medical Professional

After graduating Warren Wilson, Allison volunteered with the U.S. Peace Corps for three years in an Under Five Baby Clinic in Malawi, Central Africa and today he remains fluent in Chichewa, a variant of Swahili. He wrote many songs to promote public health awareness and was regarded highly in Malawi for his music.

Allison has had an impressive and varied 30-year career in academic emergency medicine. Although he has recently retired from clinical medicine, he continues to serve as Professor of Emergency Medical Care for the College of Health & Human Sciences at Western Carolina University. Among other things Allison continues to be involved with relief efforts in Haiti and is a member of the Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church and College Chapel.