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Love is In the Air!

February is the month of love and Walsh College Alumni Association wants to show lots of it. Join the WCAA as they raise awareness about the Flint Water Crisis and collect water for the City of Flint. Board President, Bryan Kieler will be on the Troy Campus welcoming you and collecting water.  Collection dates are as follows:

Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The WCAA hopes to fill two trailers with water to support a city in need.  Come on Alumni, show your love and your Walsh Pride! Spread the word and help us help others.  

Volunteers are needed for all collections dates, contact Bryan Kieler at bkieler@iff.org to sign up to help.  




Thank you to our partners:

WhiteStar Trucking
Rush Trucking
City of Troy
City of Birmingham
Walsh College Student Life 


Walsh College Launches Online Alumni Directory

Stay in touch with former Walsh classmates and contacts with our new online alumni directory Community!  Logon to update your professional and personal information and activities; employer, board, and committee service information.  If you don't know your username and password, go to www.walshcollege.edu/Current_Students and follow the prompts.  If you have had recent changes to your alumni record, please email updates such as name, phone, email, or employer.  We want to stay connected.

Trouble logging in?  Questions?  Contact MiVida Burrus in the alumni office.


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) 823-1298.  

To be featured in Applauding Alumni or nominate an alumnus contact Alumni Relations Office at (248) 823-1298.


Upcoming WCAA Events



February Board Meeting

Looking for a way to stay involved with Walsh College become a part of the Walsh College Alumni Association.  Mark your calendars and come to the Troy Campus on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 6:00pm for the first meeting of 2016. Board meeting will be held in Study Room 10 in the newly renovated Student Center.   Opportunities to network, join committees, and help promote the college are available to all alumni.  Hope to see you there.


Extend Your Luck at the 2016 Casino Night

The Alumni Association invites you to join us at Star Lanes at Emagine Theatre Royal Oak for a fun-filled night of gaming on professional tables, March Madness Tournaments on big screens, cash bar, strolling appetizers, the chance to win fabulous prizes, and much more!  Attire is "trendy nightlife."

DATE: Friday, March 18, 2016

LOCATION: Star Lanes at Emagine Theatre Royal Oak

TIME: 6-11 pm

COST: VIP $120, includes Strolling appetizers, 1,000 gaming chips,
2 premium drink tickets, complimentary valet parking, late
night pizza, afterglow party admittance, giveaways

General Admission $60, includes strolling appetizers, 250
gaming chips, giveaways

For more information: http://www.walshcollege.edu/casinonight

Or contact: alumni@walshcollege.edu

*Please note chips have no cash value.



WCAA Board Meetings

Join the newly elected WCAA Board for the first meeting of the 2015-2016 calendar year.  All alumni of Walsh College are invited and encouraged to join the WCAA at all open meetings.  If you are a recent Walsh College grad, this is an excellent time to meet your new Board and learn more about the Walsh College Alumni Association.

All meetings will be held at 6:00pm in the Columbia Center located at 201 W Big Beaver Road Ste. 190, Troy, MI 48084 until renovations are completed at the College.  Mark your calendars and join the WCAA.        

February 4, 2016

April 7, 2016

 June 2, 2016

 August 4, 2016

 For more info or to learn more about the WCAA, contact MiVida Burrus at 248.823.1298 or email mburrus@walshcollege.edu 



Career Services


Career Services is hosting many events in the next few months. We don't want you to miss any of them!


  • February 3                  Internship Connection in Troy, 4-6pm
  • February 8                  Accountemps Meet & Greet, Barry Center Lobby, 4-6pm
  • February 11                USAJobs/Federal Resume Writing Workshop, Room 123, 4–5:30pm
  • March 15                    Accountemps OCR for selected candidates
  • May 13                        Spring Career Fair in Novi, 1 - 4pm


Monthly presentations focused on relevant business topics by successful alumni and business leaders. FREE for all students and alumni.

Troy Student Success Center, 5-6pm

  • February 17                The Team Behind the Team - The Business Side of Basketball   

  • March 9                       Backpacks to Briefcases - Making the transition from the classroom to the boardroom.


For more information and application instructions log on to WalshCareerLink.com    Looking for Tips and Tools you can use in your job search, click http://www.walshcollege.edu/JobSearchSuccess for Careers Services Blog post that truly inspire and inform.  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 News:            

Walsh College LaunchPad member Armando Doku’s business is expanding.  Next month Avaneer Dental Studio will be moving from a 1,200 square foot facility in Utica, MI to a 3,200 square foot building in Farmington Hills, MI.  Congratulations Armando!



Congratulations also to LaunchPad Member and alumnus Steve Johnson of Motor City Brew Tours who has written a book:  A History of Brewing in the Motor City to be published on May 16th by The History Press.  The book is

 a pre- and post-prohibition story of Detroit’s beer scene. The book profiles 53 former and current breweries in downtown and metro Detroit.  Stay tuned for more information on the official book release events.


If you’re looking for a fun indoor activity during these cold winter days, schedule a painting session with Walsh College LaunchPad Member and alumnus Leanna Haun at Picasso’s Grapevine.  Even if you’ve never painted before, Leanna and her instructors give you step-by-step instructions and all your painting supplies are included, too!  You’ll create a masterpiece and enjoy your favorite beverage at the same time. 

Do you have an idea that you would like to turn into a business?  Sign up today to become a member of LaunchPad by visiting our website at: http://www.walshcollege.edu/launchpad and click on the Join Now button. 



College Events


Travel to San Francisco and enjoy five spectacular days in the "City by the Bay." Spotlight on San Francisco includes a trip to Napa Valley and Monterey. Perched on the edge of the continent, this cultural outpost has always had a free spirit. Open your tour with a dinner overlooking the picture-perfect bay on Pier 39, framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and the island of Alcatraz. 

 Travel dates are August 7 - 11, 2016. book now and save $100 per person.  


Contact Lisa Mattern of Cruise Planners for more information atlmattern@cruiseplanners.com or call (586)-822-5705.



Continuing Education Classes

Certified Professional in Human Resources Exam Prep in partnership with SHRM.  Weekly classes begin February 24, 2016 at the Troy Campus.

Read more and register at http://www.walshcollege.edu/professional_development/certifications/HRCert


Certified Treasury Professional Exam Prep.  Weekly classes begin February 29, 2016 at the Troy Campus.

Walsh students and alumni receive special discount after enrollment is verified.  Call Cindy Rush before registering at 248-823-1238.

Read more at http://www.walshcollege.edu/professional_development/certifications/ctpexamprep