Allison Goldasich is the 14th scholar to be recognized by The Partnership for Educational Excellence in commemorating its 25th anniversary in 2017. This education 501(c)3 foundation in Macoupin County CUSD7 has invested nearly $800,000 in district children since 1992. The Partnership is celebrating the accomplishments of some of its 393 past scholars with weekly mini-biographies throughout this school year.
Allison Goldasich graduated from Gillespie High School (GHS) in 2013, earning a Carol Enrico DeLucca Scholarship for a Top Girl Graduate. She used the $500 Partnership award at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC).
Allison attended SIUC from 2013 through 2017, majoring in health care administration and minoring in accounting. She graduated in May 2017 Summa Cum Laude.
“Currently I am pursuing a master’s degree in health administration at Saint Louis University (SLU). I started the program in August and plan to graduate in May 2019,” she says. “At some point in my studies, I plan on earning my Green Belt through the Lean Six Sigma certification process that SLU offers. Lean Six Sigma works to improve quality and reduce defects in organizational processes.”
In addition to her coursework, Allison is a graduate assistant for student organizations at the Student Involvement Center. “I oversee day-to-day operations of over 180 student organizations. My responsibilities include managing the SLU Groups website, reviewing event submissions, approving procurement card requests, reallocating funds, mentoring students, and developing leadership events.” In addition, Allison is the faculty advisor for the honor society on campus: Omicron Delta Kappa.
In her spare time, she plays intramural sports and likes trying new foods and restaurants. Her avocation, she says, is emceeing trivia nights for local St. Louis bars.
After graduation, Allison plans to start her career in St. Louis, “in operations, strategic management, or human resources in a physician practice or hospital setting,” she says. “Speaking long term, becoming a professor of health care management is something I’d consider, once I acquire the experience to do so.”
Allison concludes, “I would like to thank The Partnership for Educational Excellence for its dedication to the success of the young adults in our community. I was able to use the DeLucca scholarship to purchase books for my studies. The Partnership’s generosity has provided me financial stability and peace of mind during my undergraduate career.”
As to the role of post-secondary education in her life, Allison notes that college provided her with “great opportunities, friends, and memories that will stay with me always. I truly appreciate the foundation’s interest and contribution to my academic journey.”
Allison is the daughter of Mark and Amy Goldasich of Mt. Clare.
For information or to donate to The Partnership: www.thepartnership7.org or P.O. Box 125, Gillespie IL 62033.