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Alumni in Action Archive 2012
Alumni in Action Archive 2011
Class of 2013
Dave and Barb Newman of Mt. Pleasant announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Newman, to Matthew Schroder, son of Michael and Annie Schroder of Northville. Ms. Newman graduated from Walsh College with an MBA in 2013.
Class of 2009
Al and Jody LaLonde of Clarkston are very proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Corey Sadowski, to Jay Richards, the son of Rocky and Linda Richards of Algonac. The future bride graduated from Walsh College in 2009 with a Master of Business Administration. Both Corey and Jay are Contract Specialists for the U.S. Army TACOM in Warren and reside in St. Clair Shores. A May 2013 wedding is planned in the Dominican Republic with friends and family attending.
Announce your wedding. Contact Duc Abrahamson, Alumni & Student Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org
Class of 2009
Dianna Rose, MSSL '09, and husband Dave, welcomed the birth of their second child, Joshua Michael Rose, on December 9th. 8 lbs 2 oz, 21 inches.
Announce births. Contact Duc Abrahamson, Alumni & Student Relations at email@example.com
Class of 2006
James B. Lewis, shortly after his 39th birthday, passed away on November 30, 2012. James leaves behind his wife of almost 11 years, Amy. He graduated from Walsh College in 2006 with a Master of Science in Business Information Technology.
Class of 2002
Susan (Sue) Marie Wilson, passed away May 3, 2013 at age 63, leaving behind her husband, father of her three beautiful daughters she loved very much, and her grandchild. Sue was a beautiful woman, both on the inside and out. She loved her family and friends fiercely, unconditionally and found joy in spending time with them. She graduated from Walsh College with a Bachelor of Accountancy in 2002.
Class of 1993
Steven G. McEwen of Ann Arbor, passed away December 19, 2012 at University of Michigan Hospital. He was 51 years old. Born May 14, 1961 in Royal Oak, he was the son of David J. and Shirley D. (Stevens) McEwen. He earned his Master of Science in Accounting from Walsh College in 1993. Steve is survived by his wife Stacey and their three sons Ian, Jack and Spencer of Ann Arbor; one brother John McEwen and his wife Kris of Royal Oak; two sisters Jane McEwen of Macomb and Susan Johnson and her husband Rob of Avon Lake, OH; his parents David and Shirley McEwen of Troy and ten nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Steve 's honor may be made to Children 's Heart Project at www.samaritanspurse.org.
Class of 1989
Gerald F. Van Vliet, 64, collapsed and died Friday, August 3, 2012, while jogging in his home town of Grosse Pointe Farms. Born May 4, 1948, in Salamanca, NY, he was known by some of his friends as Van. He graduated from Walsh College in 1989 with a Master of Science in Taxation. Prior to his employment of 31 years as a partner with the law firm Bannon and Associates, Van Vliet was employed for 10 years with the Intelligence Division of the Internal Revenue Service.
Class of 1980
Elizabeth Jane (Betty) Hall, passed away May 4, 2013 at age 89, leaving behind her husband Archie Hall, seven children, twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She worked as a certified public accountant for the Department of Defense. Her nurturing spirit reached beyond her own family in roles as Girl Scout leader, professional mentor and second mother to many. She filled her life with family, volunteerism, social engagements, musical and theatrical performances and many other interests. Hall graduated from Walsh College in 1980.
Class of 1935
Michael Wild passed away on December 15, 2012. Age 99. Beloved husband of the late Stella. Loving father of Charleen Biebel (the late Thomas). Devoted grandfather of Charlotte Smith, Christine Smith, and Michelle Wilkie (Avid) and great-granfather of Garrett, Quinn, Ava, Courtney, and Cody. Memorial tributes to Walsh College. Wild graduated from Walsh College in 1935.