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Oct 31 2016
Jerry Schafer, BAC '75

By: MiVida Burrus Category Alumni

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Jerry Schafer has had a long and illustrious career with the McDonald's corporation. He grew up on the eastside of Detroit and attending Macomb Community College where he learned about Walsh college and its prestigious yet accessible account degree program. At the same time, Jerry worked for McDonald's where his strong work ethic and desire to learn about the fast-food industry has spanned over 20 years. Prior to retirement, Jerry held the title of Corporate Vice President Worldwide Development. He is credited with creating the supply chain system for McDonald's China, which is a huge achievement for the corporation.

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Oct 3 2016
Applauding Alumni: Brad Dahlhofer, BBA '01, MSB '04

By: MiVida Burrus Category Alumni

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Brad is founder and CEO of B. Nektar Meadery in Ferndale. He was inspired to pursue his brewing hobby by wedding guests who raved about the hand crafted mead he made for his wedding toast. After a couple years of planning, the business opened to the public in 2008. The following year B.Nektar Meadery was declared Best New Business by the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce.

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Jul 27 2016
Applauding Alumni: Michael Draska, BBA '92, MSF '95

By: MiVida Burrus Category Alumni

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As the owner of Draska Investments, Michael Draska is able to help people in all communities with a wide range of financial products and services. His goal is to help take the mystery out of investing, help to manage risk and plan for retirement. He has 20+ years of financial experience and is a registered FINRA Broker.

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Jul 7 2016
Applauding Alumni: Stephen Johnson MBA '10

By: MiVida Burrus Category Alumni

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Alumnus Stephen Johnson loves beer and bikes. So much that in 2009 he created a tour business called Motor City Brew Tours. With the help of the Launchpad at Walsh College, he was able to start a business that combined his expertise and passion for craft beer, bikes and Detroit history. Year around, Stephen and his team of tour guides takes beer lovers on guided bus and walking tours to breweries in Detroit, its suburbs and beyond. He also offers guided bikes in downtown Detroit. Bike & Brew Tours combines Detroit history, small group bike rides and beer at the end of ride. The success of Bike & Brew Tours lead to a book publishing deal with Arcadia Publishing & The History Press.

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Jun 21 2016
Supporting Walsh College Student Veterans

By: Adam Anderson Category Alumni

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At Walsh, our commitment to service members and veterans stems from the simple belief that they deserve the best we can offer. From helping them navigate the benefits they have earned to supporting their education and career goals, we strive to put them in the best position to succeed in life. We recognize the sacrifice our veterans are making every day and want to show them that it is truly appreciated.

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