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Alumni Advice

In my position as alumni and student relations officer, I am lucky enough to get to know many of the business leaders who call Walsh College their alma mater. I ask them to pass along their secrets to success so that I can share them with you.

Read advice from chief innovative officer of Citi, director and CFO of Buffalo Bills Inc., CEO of Fifth Third Bank, and other alumni.

To read the full story, visit Alumni Advice.

Walsh College Establishes Kaufman Endowed Student Success Fund

Walsh College has established the Alan Jay and Sue Kaufman Endowed Student Success Fund, which will match up to $100,000 for gifts directed to support free tutoring for students for course work and written or verbal presentations.  The Fund is based on a gift from the Kaufmans.

To read the full story, visit Kaufman Endowed Student Success Fund.

Walsh College Elects Kathleen O'Callaghan Hickey to its Foundation Board

The Walsh College Board of Trustees has elected Kathleen O’Callaghan Hickey, member attorney at the Detroit-based law firm Bodman PLC, to the Walsh College Foundation Board of Directors for a three-year term.

To read the full story, visit Kathleen O'Callaghan Hickey.


Visit Alumni-in-Action to discover Walsh's elite alumni, including -- the elected chairman of the Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc.; the named chair of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP's Tax Practice Group; and the new Interstate Billing Service vice president, Midwest Region.

To read this month's Alumni-in-Action, visit Alumni-in-Action September.

Submit news about your life and career at walshcollege.edu/alumniinaction.

Applauding Alumni

Debby Hopkins, BAC '77

Debby HopkinsDebby Hopkins, BAC '77, is the chief innovation officer of Citi, a global bank operating across 160 countries. She is also chairman of Venture Capital Initiatives and managing director/head of CitiVentures. Fortune magazine has twice named her one of the most powerful women in American business, and for three years running she has been named to the Institutional Investors Top Tech 50 list. Walsh College recently had the opportunity to ask Debby some questions about the art and science of innovation.

Read more about Applauding Alumni: Debby Hopkins, BAC '77

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

Upcoming Events

Walsh College features many opportunities, resources, and benefits for alumni involvement. View the complete Event Calendar.


Kathryn Baker

Business Renewal Series

Session One: 1% Vision and 99% Alignment: Strategic Planning that Works!

Presented by Dr. Kathryn Baker, MBA '04, DM '14, Owner of AdviCoach of Michigan
Friday, September 12, 2014
8:30-10:30 am
Novi Campus

The One Page Strategic Plan creates a unique framework that everything else is built upon, providing a common language so your entire team is clear on priorities. Learn more at Professional Development/Hot Topics Workshops.

This session is free to attend, however registration is required.

Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) Exam Prep

Distinguish yourself as a treasury expert. Invest in your professional future. Enroll in the Walsh College AFP Treasury Learning System course to prepare of the CTP exam. Learn more at Professional Development/Certifications/CTP Exam Prep.

Fall, 2014 Class Schedule: Mondays from 6-9 p.m. beginning September 22 and ending December 8.

PHR & SPHR Exam Prep

The Walsh Institute is proud to offer the PHR/SPHR Exam preparation program in partnership with SHRM. Classes start September 24, 2014. Protect and advance your HR career. Earn a nationally respected human resources certification.

Studies consistently show that education and specialized skills translate into higher salaries, increased job security, and career flexibility. Whether you’re looking to safeguard your career, seeking a promotion, or want to break into the growing field of human resources. Education from a respected source like the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) can open a variety of doors, regardless of the economic climate.

Learn more at Professional Development/Certifications/PHR Exam Prep.

Featured Job Posting

Assistant Production Manager

United Lighting Standards
Warren, Michigan

DESCRIPTION: Assist the plant manager with: Overseeing the production process, Ensuring that production is cost effective, Ensuring that all products are manufactured and finished in a timely manner based on the production schedule and produced within the quality guidelines set forth by the Quality Assurance Manager, Ensuring that the health and safety guidelines are followed, Supervising and motivating shop employees, Identifying training needs, Ensuring proper training is provided.. 

For requirements on this featured Job Posting or for other job postings available to alumni login to the Walsh Portal to access eRcruiting. For more information on Portal Access visit walshcollege.edu/AlumniPortalAccess.

Contact Liz Gawel in Career Services at (248) 823-1625.

Career Fair

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
1-4 pm
Troy Campus

There is no registration required for this event. Professional attire is required. Exclusively for current, for-credit Walsh College students and degreed alumni. Learn more at walshcollege.edu/careerfair.

Blackstone LaunchPad/Walsh Institute

Blackstone Launchpad Member News

Alums, Danielle Cecconi of Doce Brigadeiro, and Sylvia Ruma of Ruma Organics, participated in the Buy Michigan Now Festival held in Northville on August 1st through the 3rd. Read how they each displayed Michigan Pride here.

Alum, Anthony Majewski, is in the news with his venture: Read with Max. Check out his story featured in dBusiness.

Alum, Denise Kulak, is a finalist in the 3rd Annual EntrepreneurYou Business Competition for her venture: other Fun Stuff. Over 100 entries were submitted and she is 1 of 10 finalists chosen to compete on Friday, October 10th.

Blackstone LaunchPad provides free mentoring service to current students, faculty/staff or degreed alumni. Learn more at: walshcollege.edu/blackstonelaunchpad.

The Walsh Institute

 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 thewalshinstitute.com/customtraining for more information. 


We'll come to your desk during lunch hour! Most webinars are offered from 12:15-1 p.m. ET. These information-packed sessions are designed for busy working professionals.

Learn more at walshcollege.edu/webinars.

Other Resources


Improve your public speaking and leadership skills, or remain competitive during a job search. walshcollege.edu/toastmasters


Michigan's largest professional organization for women. walshcollege.edu/inforum

Walsh College Open Source
Share and educate the group on all facets of web development tools and techniques, as well as initiate and publish open source web-based software projects.

Walsh College Press Releases

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