Leadership Awards Proceeds Will Fund More Than
On October 29th over 275
alumni and friends of Walsh College gathered
to celebrate the success of local business and
community leaders. The 2011 Leadership
held at the Royal Park Hotel. Guests
enjoyed dinner, award presentations, a silent auction, raffle and
"I'm proud to
we raised enough money to award over sixty
scholarships. The generosity of our
sponsors and supporters is very humbling and
we truly appreciate their support," said Audrey
Olmstead, Chief Development Officer.
At the event the
prestigious Jeffery W. Barry Award for
Educational Excellence & Community Service was
awarded to Michael Brennan, President & CEO,
United Way of Southeastern Michigan; and Matthew
Cullen, President & COO, Rock Ventures.
Paul Glantz, MST '84, President, Emagine
Entertainment; President & CEO, Proctor
Financial; received the Distinguished Alumni
Award; and Stephanie Baron, MBA '10, Manager,
External Affairs, received the Distinguished
Graduate of the Last Decade Award.
To see video highlights
click on the link below.
Foundation Awards Grant to Walsh
The DeRoy Testamentary Foundation recently
awarded Walsh a grant to provide three students
a DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Student
Scholarship which provides full-tuition to a
student demonstrating financial need and
Richard Walsh was instrumental in helping Walsh
to receive the gift.
delighted to receive the news that the DeRoy
Testamentary Foundation was making this
substantial gift to Walsh. It is a very
generous gift and one I know our students will
be grateful for," said Andrea Richards, Manager,
Special Events & Donor Relations.
Four new scholarships have been recently established
recently for Walsh students.
David Petoskey and his wife Kathy have created
the Petoskey Family Endowed Scholarship.
The scholarship will be open to undergraduate or
graduate students who are enrolled in a degree
Neal Zalenko and his wife Esther have created
the Neal F. and Esther Zalenko Annual
Scholarship. Undergraduate or graduate
students who are enrolled in a degree program
are eligible to apply.
Accountant's Guild has established The
Accountant's Guild Annual Scholarship.
Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in
accounting with a 3.0 GPA are eligible to apply.
Steve Harms and his wife Nancy have established
the Steven and Nancy Harms Annual Scholarship.
It is open to students enrolled in an
undergraduate or graduate program with a GPA of
Scholarships are vital to our students and we
are extremely grateful to these individuals and
organization. If you are interested in
learning more abou the Walsh scholarship program
please contact Andrea Richards at 248-823-1204.
Scholarship student spotlight
Your generous donations to Walsh give deserving students in financial need the opportunity to receive scholarships.
Christopher Theodore is one of those benefactors.
He is a proud recipient of the Novi Student
the Novi Student Scholarship is important to me
because it is enabling me to finish school
without debt. Being a veteran I had used
up all the GI bill at Schoolcraft. The
scholarship has covered my tuition and I don't
have to pay anything out of pocket. I plan
on going straight into the master's program upon
If you would like more information on
how you can name a Walsh scholarship and make a
difference in a student's life please contact Andrea Richards at 248-823-1204.
Blackstone LaunchPad Visit Total Success!
Blackstone Foundation who awarded Walsh the
funds to start the Blackstone LaunchPad program
came for a site visit and update at the
beginning of November. They were very
impressed with what they saw.
"The representatives of
the Blackstone Foundation were very impressed
with our commitment to building the
entrepreneur ecosystem within the College. They
have been using us as a model for future
programs similar to ours. We were
delighted they were so happy with our progress,"
said Carol Glynn, Director, Blackstone
On December 31, 2011, the
Charitable IRA Rollover Extension will expire. The
provision allows eligible donors to make
charitable gifts directly from their IRA without
incurring a tax on the withdrawn funds. If
you are interested in learning more about this
program and how you can help Walsh College
please contact Stan Simek in the Development
The Bottom Line is published bi-annually. For more information please contact Andrea Richards in the Development Office at 248-823-1204.
behalf of the students, faculty and staff of
Walsh College, thank you for your support.
We wish you and your family a happy