Walsh Named Silver-Level Military Friendly® School

TROY, Mich., Feb. 5, 2019 – Walsh has been named a 2019-2020 Silver-level Military-Friendly® School by VIQTORY, a Pittsburgh-based, veteran-owned organization dedicated to connecting the military community to civilian opportunity. Of the more than 8,800 school evaluated nationwide, Walsh is one of 19 schools in Michigan to be named a Military-Friendly® School and only one of four schools in Michigan to earn the Silver distinction. Schools were assessed based on their ability to meet threshold for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence and loan default rates for all students and specifically veteran students.

“Veterans represent an important talent pool for our state,” said Dr. Michael Rinkus, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Walsh and U.S. Army veteran. “About 7.5 percent of Michigan adults are military veterans, according to the last U.S. Census. Our goal at Walsh is to provide personal, dedicated support to veterans so they have a clear pathway from education to successful careers.”

Walsh is committed to helping veterans transition from military service to a college degree to successful career. The college waives the application fee for veterans and offers personalized assistance to help with education benefits. Walsh has licensed professional counselors on staff to assist during the transition process as well as a student organization for veterans that is sponsored by veteran faculty.

“The hard work and sacrifice you put in for this country make you incredibly deserving of an education,” said Kyle Richardson, a 2017 Walsh accounting alumnus who served in the military. “Many veterans believe there is not enough time, they have to go back to work full-time after starting a life based on full-time military pay, or they do not know how to utilize their benefits. Walsh helps you with all these areas to ensure you are set up for success.”

While at Walsh, veterans have access to veteran-specific scholarships, extended payment due dates for GI Bill® users and personalized help with education benefits. Walsh’s Troy location also has a dedicated space for veterans.

Walsh was also awarded Gold-level status as a Veteran-Friendly School for the third consecutive year by the Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency in December 2018 and was named a 2018 Top College for Military Personnel by Military Advanced Education, a journal of higher learning for service members.

To learn more about Walsh’s veteran services, visit www.walshcollege.edu/veterans

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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).

Walsh Named Gold-Level Status Veteran-Friendly School

TROY, Mich., Dec. 14, 2018 – Walsh has been recognized by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency for its commitment to helping student veterans succeed in college.

This is the eighth consecutive year that Walsh has been named a Veteran-Friendly School and the third consecutive year that the college has received Gold-level status — the agency’s highest distinction.

“Veterans represent an important talent pool for our state,” said Dr. Michael Rinkus, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Walsh and U.S. Army veteran. “About 7.5 percent of Michigan adults are military veterans, according to the last U.S. Census. Our goal at Walsh is to provide personal, dedicated support to veterans so they have a clear pathway from education to successful careers.”

Walsh is committed to helping veterans transition from military service to a college degree to successful career. The college waives the application fee for veterans and offers personalized assistance to help with education benefits. Walsh also has licensed professional counselors on staff to assist during the transition process.

“The hard work and sacrifice you put in for this country make you incredibly deserving of an education,” said Kyle Richardson, a 2017 Walsh accounting alumnus who served in the military. “Many veterans believe there is not enough time, they have to go back to work full-time after starting a life based on full-time military pay, or they do not know how to utilize their benefits. Walsh helps you with all these areas to ensure you are set up for success.”

While at Walsh, veterans have access to veteran-specific scholarships, extended payment due dates for GI Bill® users and personalized help with education benefits. Walsh’s Troy location also has a dedicated space for veterans.

“Walsh made me feel like I was more than just ‘another student,’ Richardson said. “Since I served four years in the military, I was older than most college students. I knew I wanted a college program that I could finish efficiently, and Walsh’s four-semester school year made this a reality.”

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency recognizes academic institutions of higher learning committed to supporting the needs of student veterans and dependents. The program awards Gold-level, Silver-level or Bronze-level status to institutions that offer veteran-centric services and programs.

To learn more about Walsh’s veteran services, visit www.walshcollege.edu/veterans.

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, 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).

American Society of Employers (ASE) announces job fair for veterans and individuals with disabilities on Oct. 21 in Clinton Township

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will co-host a Veteran’s Job Fair on Friday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Macomb Intermediate School District. Joining ASE as co-hosts are the Macomb Veterans Services, Macomb Michigan Works, the Detroit VA Regional Office, and the Michigan Industry Liaison Group (MILG). The job fair is open to all, but is targeted to military veterans and their families, as well as individuals with disabilities, and is free to both employers and job seekers.

The Job Fair announcement was made by ASE CEO, Mary E. Corrado.

“ASE is proud to co-host another Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities job fair. ASE and our members recognize the importance of ensuring that Veterans and those with disabilities find suitable employment. We invite all veterans, their families and individuals with disabilities to attend,” Corrado said.

The Macomb Intermediate School District is located at 44001 Garfield Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038. Registration for employers can be found on the MILG website.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization

The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

American Society of Employers (ASE) announces job fair for veterans and individuals with disabilities on Aug. 18 in Southfield

The American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, will host a Veteran’s Job Fair on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Southfield Pavilion. Joining ASE as co-hosts are the Southfield Veterans Commission, the U.S. Veterans Administration and the Michigan Industry Liaison Group (MILG). The job fair is open to all, but is targeted to military veterans and their families, as well as individuals with disabilities, and is free to both employers and job seekers.

The Job Fair announcement was made by ASE CEO, Mary E. Corrado.

“ASE and our host partners and sponsors recognize the challenges that veterans, their families and individuals with disabilities can face in securing stable employment. We are proud to organize and facilitate this job fair for all to attend,” Corrado said.

Kelly Services will be providing free resume review at the event.

The Southfield Pavilion is located at 2800 Evergreen, Southfield, Mich. 48076. Registration for individuals and employers can be found on the MILG website.

About the American Society of Employers (ASE) – a Centennial Organization
The American Society of Employers (ASE) is a not-for-profit trade association providing people-management information and services to Michigan employers. Since 1902, member organizations have relied on ASE to be their single, cost-effective source for information and support, helping to grow their bottom line by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. Learn more about ASE at www.aseonline.org.

JVS Seeks Employers for May 11 Job Fair in Southfield

Employers: fill your job openings by meeting and prescreening job candidates at the third annual JVS Job Connection from 9 a.m. to noon, May 11, at the Southfield Pavilion in Southfield. Open to the general public and veterans at no charge, the job fair is expected to attract hundreds of job seekers.

Job Connection will feature more than 30 companies, including Little Caesars, Speedway, Sunset Grown, Cintas, Oakland County, Robert Half and more.

A few recruitment booths for companies are still available. Companies interested in participating may contact Linda Baker at lbaker@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4274.

JVS, a career resource for job seekers and employers, sponsors the event in partnership with Oakland County Michigan Works!, the City of Southfield and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

About JVS
JVS is an award-winning human service organization with four main locations in metropolitan Detroit that helps people realize life’s potential through a variety of programs to maximize their self-sufficiency. The agency provides counseling, training, support services and comprehensive programs to the frail elderly, at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, unemployed workers, and people who are economically disadvantaged.

Walsh College Earns Vets’ Recognition from the Military Times

For the second consecutive year, Walsh College is one of 75 select national institutions ranked as a “Best for Vets Business College” that provide high-level assistance for service members, veterans and their families by The Military Times.

The Military Times organization, comprised of the Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times, focused on culture and curriculum that cater to military veterans when conducting and scoring its third annual “Best for Vets: Business Schools Survey.” The survey is a highly respected, nearly 80-question analysis of a graduate business school’s complete offerings for veterans.

Selection focuses on veteran culture and curriculum, cost in the context of military and veteran benefits, overall veteran policies and publicly available quality measures.

“This exceptional recognition from a highly respected, military-focused publication is a great honor for Walsh and affirms our emphasis on veterans’ business education needs,” said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College. “Veterans and other military members bring unique perspectives, experiences and viewpoints to our student body and faculty. They enrich the classroom experience for everyone.”

Added Lauren Mileto, veteran services coordinator: “The Military Times provides objective, honest recommendations to veterans and their families based on their best interests. Walsh is proud to provide a high level of service to our veterans and their families.”

Walsh sponsors a Military Grant for all active duty or reserve members of the U.S. Armed Forces. When this grant is used with Military Tuition Assistance, it covers all undergraduate tuition costs or a significant portion of graduate tuition costs. Since fall 2012, Walsh has awarded more than $49,000 through the military grant program.

Walsh College also supports an on-campus Student Veteran Organization that provides veterans with community networking opportunities and outreach.

The rankings are published in full in the newsstand issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Corps Times, as well as on ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com, MarineCorpsTimes.com, and MilitaryTimes.com.

For more information on Walsh’s Veteran Services, visit www.walshcollege.edu/veterans, e-mail veterans@walshcollege.edu, or call (248)-823-1660.

Walsh College Becomes First Private Michigan College to Support “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success” for Student Veterans

Walsh College is the first private Michigan college to become an official signatory to the “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success,” a set of specific strategies that colleges and universities can implement to support educational success for student veterans of the armed forces.

The strategies include practices involving trust, leadership support, advice, coordination of campus efforts, collaboration with service providers, data tracking, professional development,
and sustainability.

Walsh joins hundreds of educational institutions nationally as signatories to the program, backed by the Department of Education and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The eight keys work in tandem with the “Principles of Excellence,” an executive order from the White House. The principles require participating schools to have certain policies and programs in place to support veterans.

“Our signing of the ‘8 Keys to Veterans’ Success’ reinforces Walsh College’s commitment to veterans,” said Stephanie W. Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College.

“Veterans enrich Walsh College’s already strong business programs with their unique experiences and viewpoints, which build the educational experience for all of our students. The credentials they bring are also valued by employers and serve as key indicators of future career success,” she added.

The “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success” can aid veterans in their efforts to afford and complete college degrees, certificates, industry-recognized credentials, or licenses in preparation for jobs in high-growth sectors of the economy.

G.I. Jobs magazine named Walsh College a “Military Friendly School” for 2014, making it the fifth consecutive year that Walsh has been recognized for this achievement.

Walsh received recognition earlier this year from Military Times magazine as one of 64 select national institutions ranked as a “Best for Vets Business College,” which provide high levels of service for active-duty and veteran military men and women.

The selection process considered the school’s culture, student support, academic outcomes and quality, academic policies, and cost.

Registration for fall classes at Walsh is underway through Tuesday, Sept. 30. For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu.

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). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.

NEW T-SHIRT CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT “OPERATION GOOD JOBS” FUNDING: GalaxE.Solutions, Goodwill Team to Put Metro Detroit Veterans Back to Work

MACKINAC, Mich. — Michigan is home to the country’s 11th population of military veterans– nearly 350,000 of which are unemployed. To raise awareness and vital dollars to support job training and employment initiatives for veterans and their families, GalaxE.Solutions and Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit have issued a limited edition, “Operation Good Jobs” t-shirt at the Mackinac Policy Conference. The Made-in-the-U.S.A. camouflage shirts are free with a minimum $10 donation to Goodwill, an organization solely dedicated to helping Southeast Michigan residents overcome employment challenges and earn jobs. The project symbolizes the GalaxE. Solutions and Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit’s collective mission of putting Metro Detroiters back to work.

Goodwill’s “Operation Good Jobs” is focused on eliminating barriers to employment for military veterans and their families to facilitate self-sufficiency. In the past year, the program has helped more than 100 veterans and family members find jobs or access veteran care services and entitled benefits. The program provides job assessment, training and placement in addition to ongoing support to ensure long term success. Yet, funding is limited.

Located in Detroit’s Campus Martius, GalaxE Solutions, Inc. has illustrated its dedication to the City of Detroit’s workforce through its ongoing partnership with Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit. The company has also highlighted the benefits of working and living in the City through its “Outsource to Detroit” and “Love, Detroit” campaigns.

“Our commitment to Detroit is unwavering,” said Tim Bryan, CEO, GalaxE Solutions. “Since expanding to Detroit in 2010, we continue to appreciate the talent, geography and economic benefits of doing business in this great American city. In our ongoing efforts to bolster the Detroit job market, we are supporting “Operation Good Jobs” to ensure veterans and their families are able to access the resources necessary to thrive.”

“Operation Good Jobs” t-shirts are available free with a donation of $10 or more via the following:
Goodwill Industries’ retail stores in Canton, Dearborn and Commerce Township. For locations visit – www.goodwilldetroit.org
Goodwill Industries’ Ben & Jerry’s PartnerShop at 1014 Woodward Avenue in Detroit in the Compuware building
Visiting Goodwill Industries online at: www.goodwilldetroit.org (postage/handling charges apply)
Calling Goodwill at: 1-313-557-8791(postage/handling charges apply)

T-shirt donations support the Operation Good Jobs efforts to employ veterans and their families in Southeast Michigan.

Said Lorna G. Utley, President and CEO, Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit “Operation Good Jobs” addresses the comprehensive needs of veterans and their family members facing employment challenges – from resume building to long-term career counseling and transportation.” She added, “ This commitment from GalaxE Solutions elevates the level of assistance we are able to provide veterans and promotes success in the transition to civilian life.”

About GalaxE.Solutions
The creator of Outsource to Detroit, GalaxE.Solutions, Inc., is a leading provider of software services and IT business support systems. With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare, retail, and financial industries, the company facilitates the secure sharing of critical information across internal networks and over the Internet to improve client competitiveness, efficiency, and business results. In addition to its corporate headquarters and primary delivery center in Somerset, New Jersey, GalaxE.Solutions has additional offices and delivery centers in Detroit, New York, NY, Toronto, Canada, United Kingdom and Bangalore and Hyderabad, India. For more information about GalaxE.Solutions and its portfolio of services, including its proprietary Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) process, visit GalaxE.com or call +1-732-868-0400.

About Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit is solely dedicated to helping local individuals overcome challenges and secure employment. In just the past year of the organization’s rich history, Goodwill Industries has placed more than 1,300 Wayne, Oakland and Macomb county individuals into new jobs and provided job training, education and placement services to more than 13,000 individuals in the region. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has been helping Metro Detroiters become Trained, Trusted and Ready to Work for more than 90 years. For information, visit http://www.goodwilldetroit.org.

 

Walsh College Earns Vets Recognition, Hosts Traveling Memorial

Walsh College is one of 64 select national institutions ranked on the “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014” list of colleges that provide high-level service for active duty and veteran military men and women by Military Times magazine.

The selection process considers the school’s culture, student support, academic outcomes and quality, academic policies and cost.

“The rigorous selection process and the caliber of the survey from a respected military publication make this an exceptional honor,” said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College. “Veterans and other military members bring unique perspectives, experiences, and viewpoints to our student body and faculty that enrich business education for everyone.”

Added Lauren Mileto, veteran services coordinator, “Vets and their families rely on Military Times to provide objective, honest recommendations based on their best interests. Walsh is proud to provide our vets with a high level of service.”

The complete “Best for Vets Business College” list is published in the March issue of Military Times EDGE magazine, as well as in print and online at MilitaryTimes.com, ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com, and MarineCorpsTimes.com.

Walsh sponsors a Military Grant for all active duty or reserve members of the U.S. Armed Forces. When this grant is used with Military Tuition Assistance, it covers all undergraduate tuition costs or a significant portion of graduate tuition costs.

Traveling Memorial

In addition, Walsh College will be hosting the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at its Troy Campus.

The public is welcome on-campus to view the memorial, learn about Vietnam’s place in our nation’s history and remember those military members who gave their lives for freedom in the Vietnam War.

Michael Rinkus, veteran, associate professor, Finance, at Walsh, and advisor, Walsh College Student Veteran Organization, will speak at 5:30 p.m.

For more information on Walsh’s Veteran Services, visit www.walshcollege.edu/veterans, email veterans@walshcollege.edu, or call (248)-823-1660.

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.

Tanner Friedman selected as PR partner by Top of the Mound Productions, Inc.

Top of The Mound Productions, Inc. has selected Tanner Friedman Strategic Communications to provide communications, marketing and promotional support to its nonprofit initiatives includingthe U.S. Military All Stars Baseball Team and the upcoming “Showdown in Motown,” in order to raise awareness and funds for military charities throughout Metro Detroit.

As the public relations partner to the growing nonprofit, Tanner Friedman’s efforts will include pre-event publicity, event promotion, social media and marketing support and coordinating media coverage.

The U.S. Military All Stars is a baseball team comprised of military members, to raise funds for the men and women in the armed forces. The “Showdown in Motown” event is an evening of storytelling, dining and nostalgia featuring Detroit Tigers players from the 1968 and 1984 World Series team. The event is designed to raise funds and awareness for the U.S. Military All Stars, Vets Returning Home and Operation Injured Soldiers charities.