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Join the Walsh College Alumni Association for the annual Golf Outing at Greystone Golf Club

WCAA Golf Outing

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Walsh College Alumni Association is hosting the 2016 Golf Outing at Greystone Golf Club, 67500 Mound Road in Washington, MI. 

Registration from 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. with Shotgun Start at 9:30 a.m.

Individual Golfers - $135

Foursome - $500 (Bonus Early Bird Discount of $25 if registered by July 15th)

Foursome & Hole Sponsor - $550

Outing Includes: Practice Range, 18 Holes with Cart, Continental Breakfast, Lunch at the Turn, Prizes, WCAA Golf Trophy for 1st place, 50/50 Raffle, Hole-in-one Contest, Longest Putt, Silent Auction, Steak Dinner, Open Bar (one hour during dinner). 

Sponsorships Available!

Register today at WCAA Golf Outing.           



Applauding Alumni

Stephen Johnson, MBA '10    

Alumnus Stephen Johnson loves beer and bikes. So much that in 2009 he created a tour business called Motor City Brew Tours.


With the help of the Launchpad at Walsh College, he was able to start a business that combined his expertise and passion for craft beer, bikes and Detroit history. Year around, Stephen and his team of tour guides takes beer lovers on guided bus and walking tours to breweries in Detroit, its suburbs and beyond. He also offers guided bikes in downtown Detroit. Bike & Brew Tours combines Detroit history, small group bike rides and beer at the end of ride. The success of Bike & Brew Tours lead to a book publishing deal with Arcadia Publishing & The History Press.


“Detroit Beer, A History of Brewing in the Motor City,” was published in May. The book is a history of breweries in downtown Detroit from the 1800’s and forward. The book chronicles the rise and fall of big breweries in Detroit and transitions to the craft beer movement. The book profiles over 40 breweries and brewpubs that have formed since 1992 in Detroit and metro Detroit.

Read more about Stephen Johnson, MBA '10

 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 Office at (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

August Board Meeting

Looking for a way to stay involved with Walsh College? Become a part of the Walsh College Alumni Association. Mark your calendars and come to the Troy Campus on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.Board meeting will be held in the Upper Level Boardroomon 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.

Here are some committees to consider:

Marketing/Communications,Finance, Community Outreach,Special Events, and Alumni Programming

Can't Make the August Meeting? Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 6, 2016 instead.

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


Alumni in the "D"

Meet the Walsh College Alumni Association at Comerica Park for a fun evening of networking and Tiger's pride!  Bring your friends and family to network with the Walsh College Alumni Association and watch an exciting game vs. the Chicago White Sox.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Comerica Park

Tickets are $47, includes dinner on the newly renovated patios and pavilion seating in the ballpark

Event begins at 5:30 p.m. (with unlimited buffet and pop from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.)

First Pitch at 7:10 p.m. 

Register Today! "Alumni In the D"


Career Services

Career Services is hosting many events in the next few months. We don't want you to miss any of them!

Meet & Greet 4:00-6:00 PM Barry Center Lobby

W July 13 CBI

Meet & Greets and Company Presentations

T Aug 23 BDO

On-Campus Interviews for Selected Applicants

F Sept 30 BDO

T Oct 4 Doeren Mayhew                  

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/JobSearchSuccess for 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) 823-1625.

Walsh College LaunchPad

LaunchPad Member News

The LaunchPad staff enjoys receiving news from our LaunchPad members when they’re excited to share their accomplishments with us.  Whether these entrepreneurs met with our advisors for one consulting meeting or several, they all are special to us and we proudly congratulate them on their successes.


Congratulations to LaunchPad Member and alum Shaniece Bennett, MBA, CPA upon receiving the Achievement Award from the Detroit Chapter of NABA, Inc. (National Association of Black Accountants) on June 2nd.  Shaniece is the owner of Accutrak Consulting and Accounting Services.  She founded Accutrak Services, a full service accounting firm, as a means to offer her experiences and passion for financial accounting to assist others achieve their business, financial, and personal goals. If you are seeking accounting solutions for business, contact her and see why she is more than just a CPA.





Walsh College LaunchPad Member and Alum Steve Johnson of Motor City Brew Tours has written a book titled:  Detroit Beer.  The official press release can be viewed here.  Steve is the owner and founder of Motor City Brew Tours, a tour company that provides guided tours to Michigan breweries.  So if you’re looking for fun weekend events, check out his website. 





Baby Sleep All Night founder and LaunchPad Member Patty Werner was interviewed by Amy Andrews of Fox 2’s On the Nine and discussed mistakes that parents may make when it comes to helping their baby sleep through the night.  View her enlightening interview here.  Patty, is Michigan’s Certified Baby Sleep Consultant and would love to help you guide your baby to learning the best way to get a full night of peaceful sleep every night!

Walsh College LaunchPad member, Judy Farmer of Great Pilates Now received certification in ‘Relief Through Rolling’.  This is a new technique that provides her clients with an effective self-care option that compliments her Pilates practice.  Visit Judy’s website to try Pilates free for 15 days!


Liberation12, LLC is a social enterprise co-founded by LaunchPad member Angela Stabel-Holcomb that focuses on using sustainable materials to create unique handmade products.  Currently, Liberation12 is connected with a local nonprofit in Pontiac that concentrates on rehabilitating sex trafficking survivors.  The team’s long term goals are to establish a stable market for their products and hire people who have survived sex trafficking to further empower their journey toward healing.  If you are interested in supporting their cause or purchasing a unique gift, please visit their website at: http://liberationtwelve.weebly.com/.


LaunchPad member Allen Rouse has expanded his Extraordinary Cleaning Services business during the past year.  As a business owner, he has realized that “word of mouth”, trustworthiness, integrity, professionalism, a well prepared portfolio and a hand-shake are the traits that are increasing his revenue more than his website!  So if you’re in search of a reliable cleaning company for your home or office, check out his website at http://www.extraordinarycleaningservices.com/ or visit his Facebook page.  

Listedmycar.com was created by LaunchPad member and car enthusiast Enrique Colville for those who are frustrated with dealer’s unfair practices. Listedmycar.com is The Private Seller Marketplace, the only one without dealers. Listedmycar.com website and mobile app allows buying and selling used cars and parts from peers and enthusiasts. His mission is to be the easiest and safest website for individual buyers and sellers to transact without overpaying or losing money by providing them with the right tools.  Want to know more? Check out the website:  www.listedmycar.com.


LaunchPad member and alum Anthony Majeweski founder of Read with Max, LLC is receiving the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Behavioral Psychology.  Each year the Haworth College of Business honors alumni and industry partners with awards for outstanding leadership in business and service.  Congratulations to Anthony on this outstanding achievement!

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

Join the Walsh College Marketing Association for the 3rd Annual Student vs. Staff&Faculty Softball Game!

Register today to come out and support your favorite players. 

When: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Jaycee Park, 1755 E Long Lake Road, Troy, MI

What: Bring sports equipment for game play

Who: All Students, Alumni, Faculty & Staff

Why: Because it's fun!

Softball Registration