Walsh

Student Leaders Enjoy a Suite Experience

It was a rainy Saturday in downtown Detroit, but Comerica Park was bustling with Tigers fans ready for afternoon baseball. Thanks to Walsh alumnus Jerry Schafer and his wife Brenda, students from several student organizations stayed warm and dry, enjoying the game from a suite.

Jerry Schafer is a Bachelor of Accountancy ‘75 alumnus and retired executive of McDonald’s Corporation. Although he moved around the country several times for his career, even living in Asia for five years, Jerry has routinely returned to his home state to visit family and give back to his Alma mater. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees, Jerry supports Walsh and its students through an endowed scholarship.

Earlier in the season, Jerry and Brenda invited a group of student organization leaders to join them in a suite at a Tigers game. For many students, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. Elie Youssef, president of the Student Government Association, shared that this was his first time at a Detroit Tigers game.

“I always wondered why Michiganders are so attached to their sports teams, and now I understand why. The ambiance is amazing, especially when you’re surrounded by nice people like Jerry and Brenda” said Youssef.

Elie was joined in the suite by fellow Walsh students Stephen Baxter, Jody Monroe, and Sara Thomas of the Information Technology Student Association and Matthew Noah of the Accounting and Taxation Student Organization. Students enjoyed a great view of the game, which ended in a Tigers victory.

Thanks to the generosity of Jerry and Brenda Schafer, this Walsh outing was a home run.





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