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Walsh College Announces 2015 Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Graduate of the Last Decade

Walsh proudly announces that Rebecca Sorensen, BAC '85, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, UBS will receive the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award; and Brian Pilarski, MSM '07, Commercial Agent & Counselor, Brown & Brown of Detroit, will receive the 2015 Distinguished Graduate of the Last Decade Award.  They will be honored at the Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the MGM Grand Detroit. 

Walsh will also present the Jeffery W. Barry Award for Educational Excellence & Community Service to Lori Blaker, President, TTI Global; and Walsh Trustee William Jones, President, Focus: HOPE.

For more information visit the Leadership Awards web page. 

Applauding Alumni


Award Nominations

We are proud of our alumni and we know you are too. Nominating individuals for awards is a great way to recognize the difference they make in their communities and industries. As a way to showcase our students and alumni, we encourage you to consider nominating individuals who deserve recognition.

Read about Award Nominations. What award can we nominate you for? Let us know! Contact the Alumni Relations Office at (248) 823-1204.  

To be featured in Applauding Alumni or nominate an alumnus contact Alumni Relations Office at (248) 823-1204.


Upcoming Events


WCAA Golf Outing
Friday, August 21st - Greystone Golf Club, Washington, MI

Enjoy a day of golf and networking with the Walsh College Alumni Association at their annual summer golf outing.  Guests can enjoy a full day on the links that includes: 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch at the turn, hole-in-one and putting contests, and more!  Register for a team by July 15th and receive a $25 discount.  For more information or to register visit www.walshcollege.edu/wcaagolf.  

Campuses closed two days in July
Walsh campuses will be closed July 17th and 31st for employee in-service days.


Career Services

Save the date for the fall Career Fair!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
1- 4 p.m. Troy campus

July Featured Job Posting

Big-Georges Home Appliance Mart, a well-established Ann Arbor retailer, is searching for a self-motivated, fast-paced, degreed senior accountant with managerial ability and advanced Excel skills.  Candidates should have a bachelor's degree or higher in accounting or finance and 3-5 years related accounting experience at a high level; proficient in MS Office including VLOOKUP, pivot tables, macros, and other financial functions.  An Excel test will be given at the time of the interview.  For  more information and to apply please login to WalshCareerLink.com.

View over 600 job postings at WalshCareerLink.com.             

Career Services is now located in the temporary Student Services area at the Troy campus. We’re located directly behind Admissions and Advising.  For more information on Career Services contact  Liz Gawel at (248) 823-1625.


Walsh College LaunchPad


LaunchPad Member News

Walsh College LaunchPad member and alumnus Julie Andreae co-founder of Secure Beginnings has advanced to the next round of consideration to ultimately appear on ABC's Shark Tank, and Secure Beginnings sales have tripled in the past few months.  More details about her success can be found in the dbusiness article.  For more information on Secure Beginnings' products, visit their website www.securebeginnings.com

Learn more about LaunchPad!

Want to learn more about Walsh LaunchPad in an informal setting?  Plan to attend the upcoming MBA Association meeting at the Novi campus on Thursday, July 23rd at 5 p.m., where the LaunchPad staff will be featured. Learn about our Walsh LaunchPad background and process, what it takes to start a business and be an entrepreneur, and you may even meet of our ventures that have come through the LaunchPad to date.  The meeting is open to all Walsh students and alumni.  We hope to see you there! 


Walsh Institute



Walsh College Leadership-YOU is the perfect program for small to mid-size companies looking to expand the knowledge of current managers, and groom their rising stars.  These six sessions provide real-world, hands-on personal and professional development.  Classes are from 9-4:30 twice monthly at the Walsh Troy campus.  Visit www.walshcollege.edu/leadershipyou for more information.


Registration is open for fall SHRM CP/SCP exam prep at the Novi campus.  Weekly Wednesday night classes start September 16th.  For more information visit www.walshcollege.edu/professional_development/certifications/HRCert.

3rd Annual Mark Solomon Tax Symposium

Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual Mark Solomon Tax Symposium on October 27th.  For more information visit www.walshcollege.edu/taxsymposium.  Interested in presenting a paper?  Contract Professor Dan Hoops at dhoops@walshcollege.edu.

Nominations open!

Nominate your favorite family business for the "Best of #Michbusiness Succession Success Award" for family companies that have successfully transitioned ownership from one generation to the next.  Visit www.walshcollege.edu/professional_development/family_business.

Customized Employee Training Just For Your Company

The Walsh Institute develops training programs for local companies. Each company is unique and can be developed to suit your organization's needs. 

Most popular training programs: 
  • Leadership
  • Business Communications
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership Series for Managers

Visit Custom Training for more information. 

Consider joining a Walsh Business Leadership Center Affinity Group

Join a group of your peers of business owners, service providers and business development professionals for a confidential educational meeting to solve issues, discuss the latest trends, and share best practices.

For more information, visit Affinity Groups.