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Ivy Tech Northeast Nursing To Bring Partially Sighted, Autistic Artist To Campus

Frank Louis Allen is an artist who studied graphic design at Bedford College in the United Kingdom. Allen has been diagnosed with both autism and retinitis pigmentosa, a chronic hereditary eye disease characterized by the gradual degeneration of the retina. He began drawing in November 2011, after a back injury left him partially disabled.

Allen—who specializes in rapid, intricate marker drawings—will speak to nursing students and College and community members.

Learn more about Allen and see examples of his work at

Coliseum Campus, Room CC1200 (auditorium)
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
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11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 11

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.