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Walsh College Alumni Association Election Results

The 2016-17 election for the Executive Board of Directors concluded on September 30, 2016 at 11:59pm.  The results are as follows:


Lisa Mattern - BBA '06, MBA '10

Vice President       

Alex Schwallbach - BBA '04, MSM '07


Brian Kieler - MSSL MS '11 


Christine McCoy - MAC '13

Congratulations to all of our candidates and winners!



Applauding Alumni

Brad Dahlhofer, BBA '01, MSB '04

Brad is founder and CEO of B. Nektar Meadery in Ferndale. He was inspired to pursue his brewing hobby by wedding guests who raved about the hand crafted mead he made for his wedding toast. After a couple years of planning, the business opened to the public in 2008. The following year B.Nektar Meadery was declared Best New Business by the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce.  Brad is this month's Applauding Alumni and official Beer Sponsor of the Fifth Annual Oktoberfest!  Walsh College is truly inspired by Brad's accomplishments.  Read more about Brad Dahlhofer, BBa '01, MSB '04



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 Officeat (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

OctoberBoard Meeting

Looking for a way to stay involved with Walsh College? Become a part of the Walsh College Alumni Association. Mark your calendar and come to the Troy campus on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The Board meeting will be held in the Upper Level Boardroom on 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.

Upcoming meeting dates:

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Some committees to consider include Marketing/Communications, Finance, Community Outreach, Special Events, and Alumni Programming.

Can't make the October 6th meeting? Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 1st, 2016 for the last meeting of 2016.

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


Community Projects

Come on out and join your fellow alumni to give back to the community!

#HashtagLunchbag meets monthly to prepare and distribute lunches for those less fortunate throughout Detroit. The group meets on the last Sunday of every month at Marygrove College in Detroit.

It’s a movement dedicated to utilizing social media to bring awareness and eliminate hunger needs in local communities.

We will pack until we've met our goal for the event of total amount of lunches. Once we've met that we will head out to pass out to the community. #HashtagLunchbag asks volunteers to bring a $10 donation to help cover the cost of groceries for their upcoming events (although it’s not mandatory).

Meet at Marygrove College:

8425 W. McNichols Rd. Detroit,MI 48221

Madame Cadillac Building-Main Dinning Hall

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Assembly: 10:30 a.m sharp Distribution:12 p.m.

More information is available at the following:

HashTag Registration

Web site: http://www.hashtaglunchbag.org

Facebook: Hashtaglunchbag Detroit                 


Career Services

Career Services is hosting many events in the next few months. Come out and learn more!

Check out Career Services Current Events for all of the August Events.

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 that truly inspire and inform. View over 600 job postings at WalshCareerLink.com.

For more information on Career Services contact,Liz Gawel at (248) 823-1237

Walsh College LaunchPad

LaunchPad Member News

Join Walsh College President and CEO Stephanie Bergeron and the College LaunchPad Team at our annual Walshpreneur Showcase & Forum on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. We’ve changed the venue a bit this year and are very excited to be showcasing our entrepreneurs as well as our new Success Center and surrounding areas. The event will include Q&A sessions with some of our startup companies, a fireside chat with one of our entrepreneurs, who has authored a book, as well as other interactive activities.  The formal presentation and breakout sessions will begin at 5:15pm.  The event is free, but registration is required and can be done by clicking on the photo or by visiting our website at http://www.walshcollege.edu/launchpad.  If you have any questions, call 248-823-1670.

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

2016 WalshCollege Oktoberfest!

Open to all Alumni and Students of Walsh College

You are cordially and officially invited to join your fellow alumni at the fifth annual celebration! Held Friday, October 14 at the Troy campus from 6-9 p.m. The event features: beer, wine, food, music, raffle drawing, networking, and much more.

Withover 300 attendees you surely don't want to miss this annual gathering! Best of all it's free! Registration is now closed but you are welcome to walk-in the night of.

Must be 21 year old to attend.