Walsh College

Contact a School Certifying Official

We are glad you selected Walsh College. Get to know the staff that will help you meet your educational and career goals.


Angie Gehringer, Assistant Director of Records, Registration, and Veteran Services

(248) 823-1660/ agehring@walshcollege.edu

Angie assists with GI Bill certification, using multiple benefits, tuition assistance, and community resources.



Patty Demasek, School Certifying Official
(248) 823-1221 / pdemasek@walshcollege.edu

Patty assists with certification; specializing in Montgomery GI Bill® , and community resources.

Advising, Career and Counseling Specialists for Veterans

Heather Rigby, Director, Admissions and Academic Advising
(248) 823-1294/ hrigby@walshcollege.edu

Heather is the Director of Admissions & Academic Advising at Walsh College. With over 15 years of experience working with military student populations, she provides program information, experience with military credit/transcripts and scheduling assistance to veteran students and their family members who are looking to use their educational benefits at Walsh College.

Cindy Vandamme, Licensed Professional Counselor, Academic Advisor
(248) 823-1273 / cvandam@walshcollege.edu 

Cindy assists veteran students and/or their family members who are using their military benefits at Walsh with scheduling issues, military credits, academic counseling options, time management, study skills, mental health counseling, readjustment issues, etc.


Brenda Paine, Director of Career Services
(248) 823-1332 / bpaine@walshcollege.edu    

Brenda Director of Career Services for Walsh College and United States Air Force veteran.She provides services that include career counseling to students and alumni, cultivate employers in the community for jobs and internships, organize successful job and internship fairs, and facilitate workshops. Brenda is skilled at counseling veterans about career transitions as she has experienced that first-hand.

Priority Registration

In appreciation of your service, all veterans and service members can take advantage of priority registration. Priority registration is the first week of each registration period where select students can secure spots in classes before all students can register.

See the academic calendar for priority registration dates. As always, do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Using Veteran Education Benefits

If you have any questions as to how your GI Bill® benefits work: Contact a School Certifying Official or read the benefit packets.

Submit a G.I. Bill Authorization Form each academic year (Fall Term).  (If you can't access the Portal, complete the PDF form.)  This will allow us to certify your enrollment with the VA. Enrollment will be certified on the first day of withdrawal period each semester, as long as the BRF is up to date. 
Do you want to be certified sooner? Submit the Early Certification Request or send an email (from your Walsh email) to veterans@walshcollege.edu.  (If you can't access the Portal, complete the PDF form.)

Taking a semester off or need a comment added to your certification? Send us an email to let us know prior to the first day of withdrawal period.

Military Honor Cords

Veterans can choose to wear a red, white, and blue honor cord as part of their academic regalia for the commencement ceremony.  This cord signifies a veteran's service in the US Armed Forces. Walsh College is honored to provide these cords to veterans or current service members as a small thank you and form of recognition.

The Veteran Services Team shows our deepest respect and heartfelt gratitude as we offer this small symbol of our appreciation. We hope you wear them proudly.

Questions about these cords can be directed to Patty Demasek