Upcoming Events

2012 WCAA Casino Night
Saturday, March 31, 2012 7 p.m.
Red Run Golf Club, Royal Oak




Put on your poker face and join the WCAA for the 3rd Annual Casino Night. Enjoy classic casino games including blackjack, roulette, craps and Texas hold’em. Chips are exchanged for raffle tickets, and the chance to win a number of fabulous prizes! To purchase tickets please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 248-823-1298.  All proceeds benefit the WCAA.

2012 Walsh Wine Gala
Friday, May 4, 2012 7 p.m.
Andiamo's - Warr





Join us for our annual spring fundraiser ~  the Walsh Wine Gala.  The event will feature a strolling dinner catered by Andiamo chefs, wine tasting from private collectors, a delectable dessert table, martini bar, and more! Tickets are $150.  All funds raised benefit the Walsh College Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship Golf Classic
Monday, June 11, 2012
nklin Hills Country Club
Morning & Afternoon Shotguns

Here is an opportunity to golf at one of the most prestigious clubs in the area, without buying a membership.  There will be a morning and afternoon shotgun.  We have several sponsorship opportunities available.  Morning individual golf packages are $300; afternoon individual golf packages are $350.  Golfers will enjoy a barbeque lunch buffet, 18 holes of golf, cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, prizes and more!  For more information contact Andrea Richards at 248-823-1204.




Issue Four                                                                November, 2011

Walsh College Leadership Awards Proceeds Will Fund More Than Sixty Scholarships

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 Awards was held at the Royal Park Hotel.  Guests enjoyed dinner, award presentations, a silent auction, raffle and dessert afterglow.

"I'm proud to announce that 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. http://animoto.com/play/6yIoXCVIpMV6VytNEyoDvA

DeRoy Testamentary 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 academic achievement. 

Trustee Richard Walsh was instrumental in helping Walsh to receive the gift.

"We were 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.

Newly named Walsh scholarships

Four new scholarships have been recently established recently for Walsh students. 

Trustee 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 program. 

Trustee 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.

The 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.

Professor 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 3.0.

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 Scholarship.

"Receiving 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 graduation."

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!

The 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 LaunchPad.

IRA Roll-over Information

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 office at

Happy Thanksgiving!
On behalf of the students, faculty and staff of Walsh College, thank you for your support.  We wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!

The Bottom Line is published bi-annually.  For more information please contact Andrea Richards in the Development Office at 248-823-1204.