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Spring is here

Spring has officially arrived. At the dawn of this new season it is so fascinating to see flowers blooming and hear the birds singing. Spring reminds us that it is time to shed our winter apparel and to prepare for long, sunny, and warm days.  

This spring is the perfect opportunity for Walsh College alumni to get involved and share your success and knowledge with students entering into the spring semester. Your knowledge in the business world helps new students remain focused on their own college and career paths.  

Contact the Alumni Relations office mburrus@walshcollege.edu for an opportunity to present at one of our Student Life and Career Services Speaker Series events.   


Photo obtained from: http://unbridledacts.org/spring-has-sprung/

Walsh College Launches Online Alumni Directory

Stay in touch with former Walsh classmates and contacts with our new online alumni directory, Community!  Log on 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 to receive? Let us know! Contact the Alumni Relations Office at (248) 823-1298.  

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


Upcoming WCAA Events



April 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, April 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Board meeting will be held in the Upper Level Boardroom. Then tour the newly renovated campus. Opportunities to network, join committees, and help promote the college are available to all alumni.  Hope to see you there.



WCAA Board Meetings

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

All meetings will be held on the Troy Campus, Upper Level Boardroom.  Mark your calendars and join the WCAA.        

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!

 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
    • Check http://www.walshcollege.edu/careerfair for 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.com    Looking for Tips and Tools you can use in your job search, click http://www.walshcollege.edu/JobSearchSuccess for Careers Services Blog posts 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
Another successful Entrepreneur-You Conference took place on Friday, February 26th.  The event included LaunchPad Director, Carol Glynn and two LaunchPad members and alumni: 

Denise Kulak of other Fun Stuff! and Julie Andreae of Secure Beginnings were part of a panel discussion on how to expand your coach and mentor support system.  LaunchPad member Dusty Welsh of Cause Activators was also on a panel offering tips and tricks on how to deliver an outstanding elevator pitch.

Walsh College LaunchPad member and alum, Jesse Ford of The Work Inc. will be speaking at the Michigan Professional Business Association (MPBA) Explore Speaker Series on Tuesday, April 12 from 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m., at the Macomb-OU Incubator.  The Explore Speaker Series provides the opportunity to learn about a variety of industries, specialties, best practices, skills and more, as told by esteemed professionals and business leaders within the MichBusiness community.  If you are interested in hearing key insights from this top business leader, register to attend here


Over 155 'Make It Better' Competition entries were submitted from various high school and community college students within Southeast Michigan!  The judges definitely have their work cut out for them and have begun reviewing all the submissions.  Stay tuned for a list of the winners to be announced in April. 

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 to start the process. 


College Events


And we’re off!

  Join Walsh College for its 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.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