Walsh Reveals Prestigious DeRoy Scholars-Students Receive Full Tuition Scholarships

TROY, Mich., Aug. 1, 2019 – Walsh has announced the recipients of its full academic DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Scholarships, named for the foundation started by philanthropist, automotive businesswoman and community leader, Helen L. DeRoy. This year’s DeRoy Scholars are Aysha Abdul Shahid of Warren and Anna Duffer of St. Clair Shores. Both students earned associate degrees in accounting at Macomb Community College and will pursue bachelor of accountancy degrees at Walsh this fall.

Abdul Shahid came to Michigan at age 17 from her home city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She plans to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and also mentor other international students through academic and other challenges they may be facing.

“This scholarship is everything to me” she said. “I don’t have to worry about the financial burden that comes with being an international student taking out a loan and I will have the freedom to pursue my goals without the stress of wondering how to pay for it. I’m very happy I moved here, because this is the land of opportunity where I can pursue my dream.”

Duffer works full-time for Macomb County as the administrative coordinator for community development and has also been involved with the county’s weatherization initiatives. A bachelor’s degree in accountancy will align with her work in government funding and support her career goals of helping low income families find the resources they need to live better lives.

“Being awarded this scholarship is surreal. It shows me that hard work does not go unnoticed and I am so very appreciative that I received the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Scholarship,” she said.

The first DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Scholarship was awarded in 2011. The DeRoy Testamentary Foundation provides funding support for programs and projects that improve the quality of life and well-being of individuals in metro Detroit. It received the President’s Award for Outstanding Partner in Education from Walsh in 2018.

To learn more about the DeRoy Testamentary Foundation Scholarship, visit walshcollege.academicworks.com. For more information about Walsh and its academic programs, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

ABOUT WALSH:
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school, offering classes in several locations as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Walsh Golf Event Raises Over $72K in Scholarship Funds

TROY, Mich., June 26, 2019 — Gray skies didn’t keep golfers away from the 28th Annual Walsh Scholarship Golf Classic on Monday, June 24 at Franklin Hills Country Club in Franklin, Mich., where more than $72,000 was raised to fund scholarships for Walsh students. Presenting event sponsors included Fifth Third Bank, Plastipak Packaging, Inc. and Dynamic Marketing.

More than 100 people attended, including David Girodat, regional president, Fifth Third Bank (Eastern Michigan), event committee chair and double Walsh alumnus. Scholarship recipient Chris Gagnon addressed the audience during lunch. Gagnon will complete his master’s program in the fall and already has a position waiting for him at a major certified public accounting and business advisory firm.

“Knowing there are complete strangers who care enough to support scholarships and see students like me succeed inspires me to someday afford others the same opportunity,” said Gagnon.

“Fifth Third Bank is committed to improving lives of people in the communities we serve, including college students like Chris,” said Girodat. “We are proud to sponsor the Walsh Scholarship Golf Classic.”

Alumnus Richard Pearson (’61) founded the Walsh Scholarship Golf Classic in 1991. To date, it has raised more than $1.5 million in scholarship funds.

For more information about Walsh, visit www.walshcollege.edu/future-students.

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ABOUT WALSH
Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school, offering classes in several locations as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).

Lake Trust Foundation Offers Nine Scholarships for Skilled Trades and Aspiring Entrepreneurs Wanting to Make a Community Impact

The Lake Trust Foundation announced today that scholarship applications will begin being accepted on Monday, January 7, 2019, for Michigan residents who wish to pursue skilled trade technical education programs or realize their dream of being an entrepreneur who makes a community impact. Prospective students may submit applications on the Foundation’s website at https://www.laketrust.org/Foundation/Scholarships for either one of four New Beginnings Scholarships worth up to $2,500 or one of five full-tuition Community Impact Scholarships.

The New Beginnings Scholarship addresses the need for skilled trade workers, and recipients will use funds for tuition costs and related items like professional fees or dues in attending a career technical education program or trade school in the next 12 months.

The Lake Trust Foundation’s Community Impact Scholarships support community-oriented entrepreneurial talent through Lake Trust Credit Union’s relationship with Cleary University. Five full-tuition Cleary scholarships are available for undergraduate or postgraduate tuition at Cleary, either online or at its locations in Howell, Detroit or Ann Arbor.

“As the Lake Trust Foundation enters our eighth year of offering scholarships, we have been impressed by the goals and drive of our recipients,” said David Snodgrass, President and CEO of Lake Trust Credit Union. “Lake Trust acts where we see a need in our communities, not only through the Foundation but as the state’s largest Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) for 2018 we seek to serve disadvantaged businesses and low-income communities in Michigan.”

Through partnerships, outreach programs, grants, financial assistance and support for underserved people, the Foundation helps to build and sustain stronger communities.

Since 2012, it has awarded scholarships, contributed tens of thousands of meals to local food banks and provided funds in community grants and donations.

“We’re proud to offer these opportunities, especially working with a valued partner like Cleary,” added Mr. Snodgrass. “We see education as a seed that will provide long-lasting benefits beyond an individual to our neighbors and communities.”

The Lake Trust Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to make a difference in all the Michigan counties Lake Trust Credit Union serves across the state. Contributors to the Foundation are people who help fund support for local causes focusing on education, basic needs, health and wellness, the environment and more. Through partnerships, outreach programs, grants, financial assistance and support for a community’s underserved people, the Foundation helps to build and sustain stronger communities. For more information, visit https://www.laketrust.org/foundation/. For information on Lake Trust’s Moved By Good initiative, see https://laketrust.org/moved-by-good/. Follow @movedbygood on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Lake Trust Credit Union has more than $1.8 billion in assets and ranks fourth-largest in Michigan in number of member accounts. With federally NCUA-insured branches located in counties across the state of Michigan, Lake Trust is committed to creating stronger Michigan communities. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the state of Michigan. For more information, visit laketrust.org and follow @LakeTrustCreditUnion on Facebook and @laketrust on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Delta Network Services Creates NEW OCC Scholarship for IT Students

A new college scholarship, given by Delta Network Services, has been established to support OCC students looking to surpass their educational goals. The Delta Scholarship encourages success, provides financial assistance and fosters scholastic achievement to students in the field of computer information systems.

The new scholarship provides four $2,500 awards for students in Computer Information Systems (CIS) degree programs, a field in high demand according to PayScale’s 2017-18 College Salary Report. OCC currently has four CIS programs: Business Systems Analysis, Cybersecurity, Information Technology Support and Software Engineering.

“Delta has long been among our most generous donors,” said Dan Jenuwine, executive director of the Oakland Community College Foundation. “This scholarship is a new way to help and encourage students preparing for high-demand fields and we are grateful for their support.”

For more information on applying for this scholarship or others, visit OCC’s New Online Scholarship Management System.

Delta Network Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

• Must have completed a minimum of six (6) credit hours of instruction at Oakland Community College. Transfer credit hours count toward eligibility.

• Recipients must attend Oakland Community College, enrolled either part-time or full-time in a Computer Information Systems degree program.

• Must be a U.S. Citizen.

• Must demonstrate scholastic achievement with a minimum 2.5 GPA.

• Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need as determined by OCC Student Financial Resources and Scholarships Department.


About Delta Network Services
Delta Network Services is a service-focused network integrator and premier provider of converged IP network solutions. Delta specializes in the design, deployment and support of IT infrastructure solutions including network, wi-fi mobility, voice/UC and security.
About OCC
With five campuses throughout Oakland County, Oakland Community College is committed to providing academic and developmental experiences that allows each student to reach their full potential and enhance the diverse communities they serve. It offers degrees and certificates in approximately 100 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965.

Clayton and McKervey establishes accounting scholarship in honor of Kevin McKervey, CPA

International certified public accounting and business advisory firm Clayton & McKervey, located in metro Detroit, has established a scholarship at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in honor of former firm president, Kevin McKervey, who passed away on March 13, 2016. The scholarship was announced by Clayton & McKervey President Rob Dutkiewicz, CPA, who has led the firm since McKervey’s passing.

“The Kevin H. McKervey Memorial Scholarship will create a permanent remembrance of Kevin while providing ongoing support for accounting students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Business,” Dutkiewicz said. “The scholarship addresses two of his long held passions: investing in the next generation and supporting the U of M Dearborn College of Business.”

McKervey joined Clayton & McKervey in 1990, serving as president for four years after the retirement of Don Clayton. Prior to being named president, McKervey led the firm’s international practice and was instrumental in the firm’s growth and development.
In addition, McKervey served on the U of M Dearborn College of Business Dean’s Board of Advisors for 15 years. He received the University’s Award for Professional Growth and Scholarship in 2009 and was named the College of Business Alumnus of the Year in 2012.

To be eligible for the Kevin H. McKervey Memorial Scholarship, candidates must be working accounting students who have demonstrated leadership skills, possess a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above, and are pursuing their first career. Additional details on the scholarship are available on the U of M Dearborn website. The inaugural scholarship will be awarded at the UMD Honors Banquet in the fall.

About Clayton & McKervey

Clayton & McKervey is a full-service CPA firm helping middle-market entrepreneurial companies compete in the global marketplace. The firm is headquartered in metro Detroit and services clients throughout the world.

To learn more visit claytonmckervey.com

Walsh College Honors Military Graduates at 103rd Commencement Ceremony and Announces Robinson-Coleman Endowed Scholarship for Veterans

Several graduates at the 103rd Commencement of Walsh College were service men and women of the U.S. armed forces, distinguished at the June 21 event by wearing a red, white, and blue regalia cord.

“Walsh College is honored to have these service men and women among our ranks and we want to express our respect and gratitude for their service,” said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO of Walsh College, in remarks in the opening address of the ceremony.

Of the entire graduating class of 464 students, two graduates, both veterans, and both earning Master of Management degrees, completed their programs with perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point averages. Both of these students, Daniel Capizzo and James Polak, are featured in the photo (attached) among their fellow service member graduates.

Walsh College offers multiple scholarship opportunities to active military or veteran students. The most recent addition is the Robinson-Coleman Endowed Scholarship for Veterans. This scholarship was established by Amy Coleman, BAC ’90, and vice president and chief financial officer at the Kresge Foundation in Troy, Michigan. The scholarship honors several of Coleman’s family members who served in the United States military and to recognize all veterans for their valiant service.

The very first Walsh College student scholarship designated specifically for U.S. armed forces students, the Walter P. Rinkus Memorial Scholarship, was created earlier this year. Mike Rinkus, veteran and associate professor, Finance, at Walsh College, established this scholarship along with his wife, Judy Rinkus, in honor of Mike’s father, a veteran of World War II.

Walsh College also waives all application fees for veterans and current military service members. Helpful and knowledgeable Veteran Services staff members are readily available at the College to assist veterans in learning more about these educational benefits and career counseling.

To apply for scholarships, visit www.walshcollege.edu/scholarships.
For Veteran Services information, visit www.walshcollege.edu/veterans.
For more information on giving, go to www.walshcollege.edu/giving.

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Photo Caption: (L to R) Back Row: Jaclyn Atkins, BBA; Joshua Wessel, BBA; Jerrison Boor, BSBIS; Stephen Juhasz, BBA; Zachary Luckhart, MM; James Polak, MM; Front Row: Bafti (Ben) Baftiu, MM; Daniel Capizzo, MM

WALSH COLLEGE
Founded in 1922, Walsh College, one of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, offers upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs at locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, designed to provide solutions for businesses through training, continuing education and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, http://www.acbsp.org/) accredits specific degree programs.

 

Walsh College Establishes Schafer Endowed Scholarship

Walsh College has established the Margaret and Donald Schafer Memorial Endowed Scholarship to support deserving undergraduate and graduate business students.

The scholarship is based on a gift from Jerry Schafer, member, Walsh College Foundation Board of Directors, in memory of his parents. Schafer is also a McDonald’s Corp. vice president, Worldwide Development. He graduated from Walsh with a Bachelor of Accounting degree in 1975.

“Jerry’s leadership at the Walsh Foundation and as an alumnus has provided energy and enthusiasm to our philanthropic efforts,” said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College. “His generosity to Walsh through this scholarship will help deserving students achieve greater success in their academic and professional careers.”

Donors to Walsh College have several scholarship-giving options available, including named endowed, named annual, student hardship, and general fund scholarships.

For more information about giving, go to www.walshcollege.edu/giving. To apply for scholarships, visit www.walshcollege.edu/scholarships.

WALSH COLLEGE
Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs. One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.