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Applauding Alumni

Mark Winkelman

Mark Winkelman graduated from Walsh College in December of 1989 with a Bachelor Degree of Accounting. He started with Better made Snack Foods, Inc. in 1994 as an accounts receivable clerk and in 2011 Mark became President of the company.

Here is a portion of his interview:

Mark with so many places in S.E Michigan to choose for your bachelor degree, why Walsh? When I decided to pursue my bachelor degree I knew that Walsh was the best option in Southeastern Michigan. Walsh has a fantastic reputation for producing the best and brightest in the accounting field and I knew that this degree would be valuable.   Read more here: Applauding Alumni Mark Winkelman BAC '89

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 to receive? Let us know! Contact theAlumni Relations Officeat (248) 823-1298.

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

Upcoming WCAA Events

AprilBoard 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 onThursday, June 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.Board meeting will be held in the Upper Level Boardroomon the second level of the new building.All Alumni are invited to join the WCAA meeting and are welcomed to become an active part of the association. Committee members are needed for our yearly programming and we encourage everyone to get involved.

Here are some committees to consider:

Marketing/Communications,Finance, Community Outreach,Special Events, and Alumni Programming

Can't Make the June Meeting? Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 4, 2016 instead.

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




Save the DATE!

2016 Walsh College Alumni Association Golf Outing
Friday, August 26, 2016
7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Greystone Golf Course
Washington, Twp, MI


Career Services

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

Spring Career Fair at the Novi Campus
  • Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
    • Over 80 employers expected
    • Event exclusive for Walsh College students and alumni
    • Professional attire required
    • Checkhttp://www.walshcollege.edu/careerfairfor an updated employer list with open positions
Need help preparing for the Career Fair? Attend one of the upcoming Career Fair Prep Workshops.
  • All workshops are 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • *Monday, May 2nd at Troy
    • *Tuesday, May 3rd at Troy
    • *Wednesday, May 4th at Novi
    • *Register in WalshCareerLink.com under Events
Check out the new Career Services Blog:

For more information and application instructions log on to WalshCareerLink.comLooking forTips and Tools you can use in your job search, click http://www.walshcollege.edu/JobSearchSuccessfor Careers Services Blog posts thattruly inspire and inform. View over 600 job postings at WalshCareerLink.com.

Career Servicesisnow locatedin 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:

One of the reasons that entrepreneurship is so amazing is looking back and seeing the growth and success of a business is often directly related to the personal growth of the entrepreneur behind it. Here’s stories of Walsh College LaunchPad entrepreneurs whose businesses are successful and growing….

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Never a dull moment for entrepreneur and Walsh College LaunchPad Member and alumni Leanna Haun owner of Picasso’s Grapevine. She has expanded her Clarkston business space to offer two new classes: "Pallet Board Sign Classes" and “Paint in the Dark/Glow in the Dark” Paint Sessions. Both are great ideas for a kid’s birthday party as well as for an adult!! Reserve a spot today by visiting: https://picassosgrapevine.com/. There is a reason why Leanna just won the 2016 Clarkston Community Award for Business Person of the Year! Congratulations Leanna!



Walsh College alumni and LaunchPad Member Anthony Majewski author of the Read With Max book series is excited to announce that his award winning children’s book DOGS MOVE TOO! has been made into an audio book and is distributed through Simon & Schuster: Bean Books. The book was produced by Center Sound Records where Max is a signed artist, narrated by Benjamin Parks, includes great sound effects and a few children’s songs from his award winning album “Sing With Max”.The audio book can be downloaded from: http://www.baen.com/read-with-max-dogs-move-too.html



On Monday, April 11th, Alums LaunchPad Director Carol Glynn and LaunchPad Member Julie Andreae of Secure Beginnings visited the Marketing 543 Class: Creativity and Innovation. Carol shared the co-curricular LaunchPad program offerings available to Walsh students and alumnus. Julie told an emotional story about what inspired her to start her business and some of the hurdles she encountered along the way. Julie and her founders invented a breathable crib mattress after experiencing the loss of infants who rolled over in the middle of the night and were found face down on a fiber-filled mattress. Secure Beginnings’ operations are located in downtown Detroit and business has grown exponentially over the past year.


Walsh College LaunchPad member and alum, Jesse Ford of The Work Inc. presented at the Michigan Professional Business Association (MPBA) Explore Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 12 at the Macomb-OU Incubator. Jesse talked about having an “entrepreneurial bug” since he was a young saxophone player and how he transitioned from a comfortable corporate job to start a multifaceted creative digital media agency in Downtown Detroit with partnership ties to firms in LA and NY. He talked about the rapid shift in workforce desires amongst millenniums that has occurred and how his company had to adjust in order promote and maintain a creative environment. The Work, Inc. has now outgrown their Rivertown office space and will be moving to a larger facility in Downtown Detroit.



Do you have an idea that you would like to turn into a business, but don’t know where to begin? Sign up today to become a member of LaunchPad by visiting: http://www.walshcollege.edu/launchpad and click on the Join Now button.

College Events

And we’re off!

Join Walsh College forits annual spring fundraiser the Walsh Wine Gala. This year’s event will celebrate the Kentucky Derby at the GM Heritage Center on Friday, May 6th. Guests will enjoy wine tasting, mint juleps, derby pie, a delicious strolling dinner, and more! For more information visit www.walshcollege.edu/winegala



Artists and Artwork Needed

The Walsh College Art Committee is seeking artwork from local artists to be displayed on the Novi Campus of Walsh College. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 29, 2016 (hand deliveries are accepted). Visit www.walshcollege.edu/vendors for RFP information.




San Francisco, Here we come!

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 at lmattern@cruiseplanners.comor 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