Walsh College

Award Nominations

We're proud of our students and 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.

Walsh College Award Categories

Walsh College Distinguished Alumni Award

Nominations: CLOSED  Contact Andrea Richards at (248) 823-1204 for more information.

Walsh College Distinguished Graduate of the Last Decade

Nominations: CLOSED  Contact Andrea Richards at (248) 823-1204 for more information.

Applauding Alumni

Applauding Alumni feature alumnus who exhibit leadership success. Alumnus will be featured in the monthly Alumni eNewsletter. 

Nomination Deadline: Accepting nominations monthly. Contact Duc Abrahamson at (248) 823-1298 for more information.
Publish date: First Wednesday of every month

Click here for Applauding Alumni.

Other Award Categories

Crain's 20 in their 20s

Candidates are not limited to any particular field or activity, but likely candidates include up-and-comers who are making waves as a young professional within a company, has shown success or originality as an entrepreneur, or have made a local impact in some other demonstrable way. Besides the corporate world, candidates are considered from creative industries, nonprofits and social entrepreneurship arenas.

Nomination Deadline: CLOSED
Publish date: May 5, 2014  

Crain's 2014 class of 20 in their 20s may not have made their first million, but their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit is already contributing to a new energy in Southeast Michigan.

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Crain's Salute to Entrepreneurs

Crain's annually recognizes entrepreneurs who are noteworthy for their innovation, problem-solving ability or sheer relentlessness. Winners are divided into revenue categories, with another for social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.

Nomination Deadline: CLOSED
Publish date: June 9, 2014  

This year's winners and runners-up range from a team redeveloping Detroit's neighborhoods to a business that connects diverse candidates with employers desperate for top talent.

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dbusiness 30 in Their Thirties

dBusiness magazine, Detroit's Premier Business Journal, is soliciting nominations for business professionals in their thirties who have achieved notable success in their respective field(s). This exciting editorial feature, set to appear in the September/October 2014 issue, will recognize business leaders in metro Detroit who are moving their respective companies, industries, and communities forward.

Nomination Deadline: CLOSED
Publish date: September 2014

The 2014 class of 30 in Their Thirties manages global businesses, oversees major events, operates upscale restaurants, and forges ahead with the latest technological advances. Alumna honored: Jessica Knapik, MSM '04.

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Crain's 40 Under 40

Crain's Detroit Business 40 under 40 recognizes young achievers based on factors such as financial impact and community leadership. Past winners have started companies, found success at a young age at established businesses and made nonprofits stronger.

Nomination Deadline: CLOSED
Publish date: October 6, 2014

This year's winners launched companies, helped grow established firms, made health care advancements, boosted community engagement and aided veterans. Alumna honored: Jane Harper, MSIA '07.

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Oakland County Executive Elite 40 Under 40 

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson started the program in 2012 to honor young professionals and thought leaders who excel in their field and have demonstrated dynamic leadership.

Nomination Deadline: November 21, 2014
Publish date: February 5, 2015

Candidates must live or work in Oakland County to be eligible. Contact Duc Abrahamson at (248) 823-1298 or click County Executive's Elite 40 Under 40 to nominate.