Alison Van Dyke taught acting, speech and dialects at Cornell University in the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance for 37 years before her retirement in 2014. She was also the Director of Undergraduate Studies in that department for many years. She was a facilitator with PPTG since 2011 and served on the board of the Cornell Prison Education Program. Her retirement plans included joining PPTG at Auburn every Friday night. With her grace, intelligence, humor and compassion Alison worked with four generations of PPTG members, assisting them on their journeys of self-discovery and transformation. Her generosity of spirit and her humanity were great gifts to all who knew her.