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A Message from the Editor

The Move

I’ve been here 12 1/2 years and time sure does fly by.  Over the years, I’ve sat at four different cubicle stations and I’m about to add a fifth to that list.  If you haven’t heard, the Troy campus is getting a makeover.  Over the next 18 months you’ll see an amazing transformation that we’re all excited about!  Portions of the north and west side of the Troy campus will be undergoing a complete renovation, which includes student services.  There are a lot of emotions rolling through my mind as I’m writing this… 

Pass the Tissue, Please

As our office prepares to clear things out or box it up, it’s a little hard thinking that everything you’ve known is about to change.  Obviously it’s for the better and the end result will be great.  It’s like leaving high school and having that nervous uncertainty about what’s to come down the road.  Read more

Sincerely,

Jessica Knapik, MSM '04
Database Analyst, Records & Registration

Featured Story

Bad Case of the Mondays
 

News

Student Services Relocation & Walk-in-Wednesdays
Program Updates
Academic Dates
Scholarships
On-Campus Recruiting
Direct Deposit
SVO @ Vets Returning Home
UC Office Temporary Relocation
I-96 Closure

 

Events

(for a PDF of upcoming events click here)

MBA Townhalls
Webinars
Student ID Photos
WCAA Golf Outing
Save the Date:  Troy Campus Groundbreaking
Save the Date:  Fall Career Fair
CTP Exam
Save the Date:  Mark Solomon Tax Symposium

 

Student/Alumni/Networking Organization Meetings

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)
American Marketing Association (AMA)
Finance & Economics Club (FEC)
Finance & Economics Club Analytics
Inforum
International Student Organization (ISO)
Investment Club
MBA Association (WCMBA)
Open Source
Student Government
Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO)
Toastmasters
Veteran Room

 

Featured Story

Bad Case of the Mondays by Mari Pionk

As Sunday night approaches you can’t help but sit and reflect on the past weekend’s events. Summer time in Michigan is filled with adventures, new discoveries, family and friends, good food and creating memories; one can’t help but tune out reality for 48 hours and live life.

If you’re like me, you’ll have hit snooze at least twice on Monday morning. You’re unable to register that it really is, in fact, Monday morning already. It seems impossible that the weekend went by that quickly. You go through your normal morning routine. You are physically present but, looking back, you were definitely sleep walking. 

Read More

 

News

Student Services Relocation* & Walk-in-Wednesdays**

Due to the upcoming renovation, the Troy campus student service offices will be temporarily relocated starting early August.  Relocated departments include: 

  • Admissions & Advising
  • Business Office
  • Career Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Records & Registration

The offices will be relocated to the space previously occupied by Division of Online Learning.  Entrance doors are near the bookstore.  New signage will be posted soon directing you to the student service offices.  Phone numbers and mailing addresses for all personnel remain the same.  For continuous construction updates visit www.walshcollege.edu/TroyRenovation

*Note:  Development, Division of Online Learning, Human Resources, Marketing, and President’s Office will be relocated at an offsite location.  If you need to meet with a staff member from one of these departments, please call to set up an appointment at the Troy campus. 

**Note:  If you wish to meet with an advisor, please contact Admissions & Academic Advising at 248-823-1610 to schedule an appointment instead of utilizing "Walk-in-Wednesday".


Program Updates

The College is enhancing its highly regarded MBA and Master of Science degree programs to focus on the changing needs of students and employers.  New programs are set to launch for Fall 2014.  For more details, register for an upcoming webinar or visit this page.


Summer Dates

Withdrawal period:  July 11-August 23
Second deferred payment due/full tuition due for FA recipients:  August 7 

Fall Dates

Priority registration:  August 11-17
Regular registration:  August 18-September 30
Drop/add period begins:  August 18
Semester begins:  September 24
Note:  Past due balances must be paid in full prior to registering.


The Robinson-Coleman Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was recently created by a Walsh alum and is available to any veteran showing financial need. The award will range from $1,000 to $3,000 per scholarship. There is at least one available for the fall 2014 term.

Requirements:

  • Must show proof of veteran status.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.500 (on a 4.000 scale).

Preference will be given to applicants who apply by August 1. To find out if you qualify, fill out the 2014-15 FAFSA form and submit our internal scholarship application. After completing the internal scholarship application, please let Lauren Mileto know that you submitted it.

Walter P. Rinkus Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship for veterans was recently established by Mike and Judy Rinkus to honor Mike’s father Walter P. Rinkus. Mike Rinkus is a veteran, full-time member of the College’s Economics and Finance Department and former Group Manager of the International Trade Finance area of Comerica Bank. Judy is a Senior VP at Bank of America. The scholarship will begin to be awarded in fall 2015. 


Fall On-campus Recruiting (OCR)

Accounting firms will begin their OCRs the end of September.  If you're interested in participating, be sure to schedule an appointment or complete the resume/interview workshop ahead of time.  Dates will be posted soon on the web site.

Questions?  Contact Career Services 248-823-1625


Direct Deposit

Are you tired of having to go to the bank and cash your refund checks?  Consider using direct deposit instead.  It is now available and easy to set up.  Click here for details.

Questions?  Contact the Business Office at 248-823-1620.


SVO @ Vets Returning Home

Earlier this month, the Student Veteran Organization volunteered their time at Vets Returning Home.  They helped with painting the center.  VRH is a transitional home exclusively for homeless veterans and the only facility of its kind in Macomb County.  Special thank you to those who came and volunteered their time!

 

 


UC Temporary Relocation

Macomb Community College is currently renovating the UC administrative offices. The offices have been temporarily relocated to UC building 2, room 212.

Questions? Call 586-723-1500.


I-96 Closure

The freeway is currently closed for construction between US-24 (Telegraph Road) and Newburgh Road (near I-275). Work includes reconstruction of the road and repair of 37 bridges including on/off ramps. It is expected to reopen in October 2014. For updates, visit their web site or follow their social media pages (Facebook or Twitter).

If you have a class at the Novi campus, we recommend allowing extra time and planning an alternate route. 

Events

MBA Townhalls
The townhalls will include a presentation of the redesigned 2014-15 MBA and you will have the opportunity to speak with an Academic Advisor.

Tuesday, August 5
Novi Campus
5-6 p.m.
Register

Thursday, August 7
Troy Campus
5-6 p.m.
Register

Questions?  Contact Jeremy Guc at 248-823-1344

Webinars
These information-packed sessions are designed for busy working professionals interested in pursuing a degree at Walsh.  The webinars will include:  overview of programs, on campus and online delivery, application process, overview of career services and Q&A.  Learn more details about each webinar and presenters.

Master of Science in Management (MSM)
Thursday, July 24
12:15-1 p.m.
Register

GR IT Degrees
Wednesday, July 30
12:15-1 p.m.
Register

MBA Degree
Thursday, July 31
12:15-1 p.m.
Register

Master of Science in Marketing (MSMKT)
Wednesday, August 6
12:15-1 p.m.
Register

Accounting Degrees
Thursday, August 7
12:15-1 p.m.
Register

MBA Degree
Friday, August 8
9-9:45 a.m.
Register

UG Finance Degrees
Wednesday, August 13
12:15-1 p.m.
Register

GR Finance Degrees
Thursday, August 14
12:15-1 p.m.
Register


Student ID Photos

Thursday, August 7
Troy Records Office and Novi/UC administrative offices
5 - 6 p.m.
Details

Questions? Contact Jessica Knapik at 248-823-1381 


WCAA Golf Outing

Friday, August 22
Sycamore Hills Golf Club
48787 North Avenue
Macomb, Mich.
Details | Register

Guests will enjoy 18 holes of golf, practice range, lunch at the turn, two beverage tickets, cocktail hour, buffet dinner, hole-in-one contests*, awards, and more!  The event is a four-person scramble.

*See web page for details.


Save the Date:  Troy Campus Groundbreaking

Forty-four years ago this September, Walsh College opened its doors in Troy, with a brand new facility for aspiring business leaders.  Since then, thousands of students have walked the halls and graduated with a Walsh business degree.  The time has come for us to expand for an entire new generation of Walsh students.  Please join us to be a part of this historical groundbreaking ceremony of the Troy campus renovation.

Friday, September 5
Troy Campus
9-10 a.m.
Register

Questions?  Contact Andrea Richards at 248-823-1204.


Save the Date:  Fall Career Fair

Tuesday, September 16
Troy Campus
1-4 p.m.


CTP Exam
Mondays starting September 22
Troy Campus
6-9 p.m.
Details

Enrollment is now open for the 12-week Certified Treasury Professional exam course, which begins Sept. 22 on the Troy campus. The course will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays. A CTP designation can boost marketability because it reflects competency in the finance professions, whether working as an accounting manager or as a financial analyst, according to the Association for Finance Professionals. 


Save the Date:  Mark Solomon Tax Symposium
Thursday, October 30
Troy Campus
Presenter Details

The symposium will feature papers that focus on current issues on taxation which challenge traditional thinking, introduce provocative ideas, and present divergent sides of an issue.   More information on tickets will be forthcoming.

Student/Alumni Organization Meetings

Accounting & Taxation Student Organization (ATSO)

ATSO encourages accounting and tax students to volunteer their time to various non-profit activities and efforts. Activities focus on the use of accounting and business expertise. Open to all Walsh students.

2nd Friday each month
Troy Campus, Room 199
6-7 p.m.
Details


American Marketing Association (AMA)

The Walsh College American Marketing Association (AMA) was founded in the fall of 2013 by students who are passionate about marketing. We are a fully chartered affiliate of the AMA Detroit. As a team, we develop personal and professional skills that will lead to a dynamic and impactful career in marketing.

1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
Troy Campus, Room 102
1:30-3 p.m
Details


Finance & Economics Club

Discuss future events, community involvement, future firm visits, and networking events.

1st Tuesday of each month
Troy Campus, Cafeteria (March, June, September and December at Novi Campus)
6-7:30 p.m.
Details

Questions? Contact Greg Todd or Scott Wyckoff


Finance & Economics Club Analytics

This group meets to forecast and predict economic development and growth.

3rd Saturday of each month
Troy Campus
10 a.m.-Noon
Details

Questions? Contact Greg Todd or Scott Wyckoff


Inforum

Michigan’s largest professional organization for women invites you to network over coffee. Available to working professionals, workers in transition, students, and alumni.

2nd Thursday of each month
Troy Campus
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Details | Register

3rd Wednesday of each month
Novi Campus
8 - 9 a.m.
Details | Register


International Student Organization (ISO)

Learn from your fellow students. Experience a diversified atmosphere. Grow friendships and enhance personal development through cultural and social activities and collaboration with the surrounding community. All are welcome.

1st Wednesday each month
Troy Campus, Room 115
4:30 p.m.
Details

Questions? Contact the ISO


Investment Club

Provide hands-on educational experience in investment management, and to allow students and alumni to develop their teamwork, communication, presentation, and analytical skills to gain superior knowledge in the investment management industry.

1st and 3rd Monday each month
Troy Campus, Finance Lab
6-8 p.m.
Details


MBA Association (WCMA)

Enhances core skills as well as the personal and professional experiences of the MBA student body beyond the classroom. The experiences, knowledge, and social skills acquired will position graduate students a step ahead in the business world as they seek continued career advancement. This organization will provide a conduit for the dissemination of information and support among its members.

2nd and 4th Friday each month
Troy Campus
5:45-6:45 p.m.
Details


Open Source

The purpose of this community is to share and educate people within the group on all facets of web development tools and techniques, as well as initiate and publich open source web-based software projects. Open to the public.  (Meetings will not take place in July and August.)

Saturday, September 13
Troy Campus, Room 199
10 a.m.-Noon
Details


Student Government

The Walsh College Student Government Association represents the interests of the student body through active and open involvement with students, student organizations, faculty, and administrators.

1st Thursday each month
Troy Campus, Hass Conference Room
6:30-8 p.m.

Questions? Contact Maggie Katz at 248-823-1289


Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO)

Offers a sense of community and networking for veterans and the surrounding community. The WCSVO represents the views of student veterans to the College and explores the population's needs in order to implement needed programs.

3rd Tuesday of month
Troy Campus, Cafeteria (during semester break, held that Tuesday at 6 p.m. Troy VFW)
5-6 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lauren Mileto at 248-823-1210


Toastmasters

Toastmasters is an international organization focused on improving communication and leadership skills, Toastmasters provides education programs and resources to each of its members. Beginners and experienced speakers are welcome to join.

2nd and 4th Monday each month
Troy Campus
8 - 9:45 a.m.
DetailsRegister

1st and 3rd Friday each month
Novi Campus
Noon - 1 p.m. (arrive by 11:45 a.m.)
Details | Register


Veteran Room

Veterans, service members, and their families and friends are welcome to visit, study, and relax.  The Veteran Room is currently suspended.  Future dates are yet to be determined during the Troy campus construction.

Questions? Contact Lauren Mileto at 248-823-1210