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Applauding Alumni

Jerry Schafer, BAC '75

Jerry Schafer has had a long and illustrious career with the McDonald's corporation. He grew up on the eastside of Detroit and attending Macomb Community College where he learned about Walsh college and its prestigious yet accessible account degree program. At the same time, Jerry worked for McDonald's where his strong work ethic and desire to learn about the fast-food industry has spanned over 20 years. Prior to retirement, Jerry held the title of Corporate Vice President Worldwide Development. He is credited with creating the supply chain system for McDonald's China, which is a huge achievement for the corporation.  Read More about Jerry Schafer, BAC'75



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

December Board 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, December 1, 2016 6:00 p.m. 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.            

Committees to consider supporting include Marketing/Communications, Finance, Community Outreach, Special Events, and Alumni Programming. For more information or to learn more about the WCAA, contact MiVida Burrus at 248.823.1298 or email mburrus@walshcollege.edu                                  



Community Projects

Looking for ways to give back to the community?  Looking to share the experience with your family? or Have some suggestions on new organizations that need support? 

Then join the WCAA for the upcoming events this Fall and Winter season community events:

HashTagLunchBag Detroit - Hosted at MaryGrove College every Fourth Sunday.  Click for dates/times

Focus:HOPE food delivery 

Dates and times will be published soon.


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.