Walsh Expands Programs with Doctor of Management

TROY, Mich., November 4, 2019 —Walsh has expanded its offerings to include a Doctor of Management (D.M.) program that combines online coursework and residency interaction in an intensive, part-time program designed for working professionals. The first cohort of students was admitted in the fall 2019 semester.

The addition of Walsh’s D.M. follows a series of recent new program launches, at both the graduate and undergraduate level, in an effort to provide students with a comprehensive portfolio of degree options in business.

“Walsh’s Doctor of Management program provides students the opportunity to advance their knowledge through theory and applied research, shaping them to effectively lead and manage contemporary organizations,” said Ann Saurbier, D.M., professor and chair of Walsh’s Management department and doctoral program.

Admission to the D.M. program is competitive and based on a review of the candidate’s academic and professional experience. Applications are still being accepted for the winter 2020 semester.

For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu/doctor-of-management

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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, a doctoral program and certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, 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 Honors Business Leaders at Annual Leadership Awards Dinner

TROY, Mich., October 16, 2019 — Business leaders from AT&T, Clayton & McKervey, Ernst & Young (EY), The Kresge Foundation and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) were recognized for their service to Walsh at the 20th annual Leadership Awards Dinner on October 10 at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan.

David C. Lewis, Sr., president of AT&T Michigan and Peggy A. Dzierzawski, CAE, president and CEO of the MICPA were both awarded the Jeffery W. Barry Award for Educational Excellence and Community Service. Clayton & McKervey received the President’s Award for Outstanding Partner in Education, which was accepted by the firm’s co-founder Donald Clayton and president Rob Dutkiewicz, both Walsh alumni. EY partner and principal Vicki E. Kamenova received the Distinguished Graduate of the Last Decade award and Amy B. Robinson, vice president, CFO and chief administrative office of The Kresge Foundation received the Distinguished Alumni award.

The event, which is a fundraiser for Walsh scholarships, surpassed its target goal for the evening, raising double the amount of the original goal. Since the event began in 2000, it has raised over $3 million in scholarship funds for Walsh students.

For more information about Walsh, visit www.walshcollege.edu/about-us
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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 Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, 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 Student Loan Default Rate Drops for Second Consecutive 3-Year Term

TROY, Mich., Oct. 1, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Education released its three-year student loan default rate and Walsh’s rate has dropped more than a full percentage point to 2.3%, compared to 11.5% across Michigan and 10.1% nationally. Walsh’s student loan default rate has consistently fallen below both the Michigan and national averages for many years.

“Our students tend to be very fiscally conscious and only borrow what they need to cover tuition and fees,” said Catherine Berrahou, director of financial aid. “In some cases, that amount may be less than the original amount in their financial aid offer, but they don’t want to borrow more than they need to.”

Walsh is an upper-division institution offering internationally and nationally ranked business and technology programs. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctoral program and graduate-level business certificates are available. Walsh has partnered with community colleges for more than 50 years to offer students a cost-effective pathway to a bachelor’s degree. Students starting at community college and transferring to Walsh to finish their bachelor’s degree can save between $35,000-60,000 on tuition, compared to four-year public and private institutions.

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 Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, 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 Online Master of Science in Finance One of Top in US

TROY, Mich., Sept. 26, 2019 — Walsh’s online Master of Science in Finance (MSF) has been named one of the best in the country by thebestschools.org. Other schools receiving this distinction included Harvard, Georgetown, Columbia University, Boston University and others across the country.

Thebestschools.org evaluated all accredited online MSF programs in the U.S. and ranked the top 28 in the nation. Ranking factors included academic excellence, strength of faculty, reputation, financial aid and strength of online instruction methodology.

“We are proud to be recognized for our MSF,” said John Moore, Ph.D., CPA, professor and chair of Walsh’s finance department. “This program combines academic theory and practical application to prepare students for successful careers, and faculty are able to provide the same personal attention in our online settings that we do in classes taught on ground.”

Walsh was an early adopter of online education, offering its first online course in 1998 and is frequently recognized for excellence in online education. Other distinctions have included international recognition of the Walsh MBA as well as having one of the best online MBAs in the U.S..

For the list of top online MSF rankings, please visit thebestschools.org/rankings/best-online-masters-finance-degree-programs.

For more information about Walsh, please 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 Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, 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 President Marsha Kelliher Named to Crain’s Notable Women in Education

TROY, Mich., Sept. 23, 2019 — Marsha Kelliher, J.D, LL.M., President and CEO of Walsh, has been named to the 2019 Notable Women in Education list by Crain’s Detroit Business. The list highlights women in the education sector who are leaders in their workplaces and communities.

Since arriving at Walsh in 2017, Kelliher has led an ambitious strategic plan initiative and launched several new academic programs including the nation’s first multi-course concentration in automotive cybersecurity, the innovative Master of Arts in Business, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management, Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.

Kelliher has championed the use of technology at all levels, leading to new software implementations for recruitment, advancement, advising, financial aid services and academics. In 2018 and 2019, she was named One of the Most Powerful Business Leaders in Metro Detroit in Education by DBusiness’ Detroit 500 and was an Honored Guest at the 2019 Inforum Inner Circle.

“Marsha Kelliher embodies the leadership and innovation that Walsh was founded on nearly 100 years ago,” said Michael Plotzke, Chairman of the Walsh Board of Trustees and CFO of Plastipak Holdings, Inc. “She challenges the entire organization to continually look to the future and embrace new technology and methodology. This recognition is well-deserved.”

Kelliher is a member of the Executive Committee of Michigan Independent Colleges and Universities and the Board of Directors of the Detroit Economic Club. She is a member of the Army-Southeast Michigan Advisory Council and also serves as a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission.

For more information about Walsh, visit www.walshcollege.edu

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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 Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, 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 Marks Over 50 Years of Community College Partnerships

TROY, Mich., Sept. 11, 2019 — For over 50 years, Walsh’s partnerships with community colleges have provided students an affordable, accessible education. In 1968, Walsh began offering coursework for upper-division students who had completed two years at community college or a four-year institutions. Since that time, Walsh has built community college partnerships to include Henry Ford College, Macomb Community College, Mott Community College, Oakland Community College, Schoolcraft College, St. Clair Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Wayne County Community College District and many more across Michigan and beyond. At a time when the cost of a college degree is higher than ever, Walsh’s strong relationships with community colleges offer a number of benefits to transfer students.

Three Degrees in Five Years
Walsh offers several paths to a degree in business or technology to help students save time and money.

Walsh Now allows students to take classes toward their bachelor’s degree while they are still attending community college.

FastTrack is an accelerated program that lets students earn their associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as five years.

Walsh Online allows students to complete their degree entirely online, from anywhere in the world, with the same small class sizes and personal attention they would receive if they were attending on ground.

An Efficient Transfer Experience
Walsh accepts up to 91 transfer credits and has built a reputation for providing an easy transfer process.

“Walsh values our community college relationships tremendously,” said Marsha Kelliher, Walsh President and CEO. “Students receive a strong start at community college and seamlessly transfer to Walsh to finish their degree at an internationally ranked, private business school.”

Payton Beigler, who is pursuing a bachelor of science in information technology, planned to transfer to Walsh 18 months before she made the move, and worked with the same advisor throughout the entire process. “My Walsh advisor was so helpful,” said Beigler, “She helped me figure out the classes I would need for my degree path to make my transfer from community college smooth.”

Affordability
Community college students who transfer to Walsh to finish their bachelor’s degree have the advantage of saving between $35,000-60,000 on tuition, compared to four-year public and private institutions.

For students who do take out loans, Walsh’s 2015 3-year default rate is 3.4%. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the National 2015 3-year default rate is 10.8% and Michigan’s 2015 3-year default rate is 12.2%.*

Walsh also offers many scholarship opportunities including the Community College Excellence Award, available to Michigan community college students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.750 or higher. Select full-tuition scholarships are also available.

Flexibility
College students are busier than ever, often balancing work, family, and other priorities with school. They need a clear, accessible, and flexible pathway to their degree. In addition to online and evening classes, students can also register for classes a full year in advance, helping them schedule school around their hectic lives.

For more information about transferring to Walsh, visit www.walshcollege.edu/transfer-college-credit

*The 2015 3-year default rates are the current reported rates.

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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 Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, 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 Foundation Appoints Two New Board Members

TROY, Mich., Sept. 10, 2019 —The Walsh Foundation announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. The newly appointed Board members are business leaders and Walsh alumni Todd Hohauser, Chief Executive Officer of Harvey Hohauser & Associates and Chairman of IIC Partners and Daryl Kaiser, Chief Financial Officer for American Roads and the Detroit Windsor Tunnel.

“We are pleased to welcome these two individuals to the Walsh Foundation Board of Directors,” said Susan Foley, Vice President, and Chief Advancement Officer of Walsh. “In addition to being leaders in their industries, as active, engaged alumni, they demonstrate a strong commitment to Walsh’s continued success transforming lives through education.”

Hohauser received his Master of Science in Management from Walsh in 2003. In 2009 he was named Outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade. In addition to the Walsh Foundation Board, Hohauser has served as Board Member and Chair with The Epilepsy Foundation, CORP! & MichBiz Board of Advisors and is a mentor for Endeavor Detroit.

Kaiser earned his Bachelor of Accountancy from Walsh in 1991. He has remained highly engaged with Walsh since that time, previously serving as activities chairman of the Walsh Alumni Association. He currently is an adjunct faculty member and a member of the Walsh Accountancy Advisory Board.

The Walsh Foundation Board fosters private and public philanthropic support for strategic educational initiatives at Walsh while ensuring the integrity of the philanthropy program. It is staffed by Walsh employees and led by volunteers who are business, community and industry leaders.

For more information about the Walsh Foundation, visit foundation.walshcollege.edu

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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 Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, 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 President, Alumni and Trustees Named Top Business Leaders

TROY, Mich., Sept. 6, 2019 — For the second year in a row, Walsh President and CEO Marsha Kelliher has been named one of the most powerful business leaders in metro Detroit by DBusiness Magazine. The Detroit 500 list recognizes business leaders who have made a significant impact in their role and is determined by factors including organization size, growth rate, geographical reach, and each leader’s network.

“I am honored by this recognition and proud to be in the company of these strong business leaders, including Walsh alumni, trustees and partners,” said Kelliher.

Since joining Walsh in 2017, Kelliher has been instrumental in the enactment of an ambitious strategic plan initiative and the launch of several new academic programs, including the country’s only multi-course concentration in automotive cybersecurity, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources, a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management, the Master of Arts in Business, and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership.

Several Walsh alumni and trustees were also recognized for their leadership:

Saber Ammori, Co-Founder and CEO, Wireless Vision
Van Conway, CEO, Van Conway & Partners; Walsh Trustee
David Girodat, Regional President, Fifth Third Bank; Walsh Trustee; Member, Walsh Foundation Board
Paul Glantz, Chairman, Emagine Entertainment Inc.
Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO, H.W. Kaufman Group; Walsh Trustee; Member, Walsh Foundation Board
Thomas W. Lopp Jr., President, Sterling Bancorp Inc.
Steven McCarty, CEO, UHY
Madhava Reddy, President and CEO, HTC Global Services; Walsh Trustee

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 Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, 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).

Business Leaders Appointed to Walsh Board of Trustees

TROY, Mich., Aug. 28, 2019 — Walsh announces the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees. The newly appointed Board members are Michelle Acciavatti, Market Leader Michigan and Northwest Ohio, Willis Towers Watson LC; David Lewis, President, AT&T Michigan; Michele Honomichl, Founder, Executive Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer, Celergo and retired U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Doug Slocum.

“It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome these four individuals to our Board of Trustees,” said Marsha Kelliher, President and CEO of Walsh. “They bring a diverse range of expertise and experience at an important time in Walsh’s history, and we look forward to their leadership and insight.”

Acciavatti consults with large global organizations on the strategy, design and management of their risk and human resources programs. She is also responsible for colleague engagement and recruitment in the market and in 2017, became the city’s first female market leader in the company’s 70-year history here in Detroit. Acciavatti was also recently named one of Crain’s Detroit’s 2019 Notable Women in HR.

Lewis was named President of AT&T-Michigan in 2018 after serving as Director of External and Corporate Affairs since 2009. Prior to AT&T, Lewis worked for U.S. Senator Evan Bayh and as Indiana’s Clerk of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Tax Court. He’s been named Who’s Who of Black Indianapolis and Corporate Citizen of the Year by the NAACP State Convention.

Honomichl provides strategic direction for the services, technologies and market expansion for Celergo, a Global Payroll Services Provider managing local, offshore and expatriate payrolls in over 120 countries. She also founded GPSLink, a web-based technology to help manage expatriate administration. Honomichl has presented at APA, SHRM, and other venues and contributed to “Payroll Answer Book” by Wolters Kluwer, 2007 through 2018 editions.

Brig. Gen. Slocum is the Executive Advisor to the CEO of Simon Group Holdings. He served 35 years with the U.S. Air Force and Air Force National Guard, including as Commanding General of the 127th Wing and Selfridge Air National Guard Base. He has authored over 250 lessons, textbooks and professional publications and received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Walsh.

For more information about business education at Walsh, visit www.walshcollege.edu/about-us.

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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 Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, 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 and Washtenaw Community College Sign Articulation and Reverse Transfer Agreement

TROY, Mich., Aug. 6, 2019 — Walsh and Washtenaw Community College (WCC) have signed an additional articulation agreement solidifying both institutions’ longstanding commitment to provide a clear and accessible pathway to higher education. The agreement offers more flexibility because it applies to any student meeting the minimum requirements for a bachelor of accountancy, bachelor of business administration, or bachelor of science in information technology degree at Walsh, rather than requiring specific degree to degree transfers. The agreement is effective until March 2022 and subject to review for continuation at that time.

Under the agreement, students may continue to transfer up to 82 semester credits, which has been the case at Walsh for many years. Students also have the ability to concurrently enroll in both schools and transfer credits from Walsh back to WCC to earn their associate degree while pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Financial aid eligible students who are enrolled at both schools in the same semester should contact Walsh to inquire about setting up an individual consortium agreement. Additionally, all community college students who transfer with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible to receive the Community College Excellence Award Scholarship from Walsh.

“This articulation agreement continues our longstanding partnership with Washtenaw Community College and demonstrates our mutual commitment to providing options for students to obtain high quality education and pathways to career success,” said Marsha Kelliher, President and CEO, Walsh.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with Walsh through this comprehensive agreement that covers our accounting, business and information technology programs as well as a reverse transfer option for students who transfer prior to completing an associate degree,” said Dr. Kimberly Hurns, Vice President of Instruction, WCC. “This agreement allows students to save more money by completing 82 hours at Washtenaw and then transferring to an excellent institution that combines theory with real-world application. The synergy between the approaches to learning of both WCC and Walsh make this a great path for many of our students.”

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

For more information about Washtenaw Community College, visit www.wccnet.edu/for/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 Southeast Michigan’s largest graduate business schools, offering classes in several locations and online. Our nationally-ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, human resources, 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).

About Washtenaw Community College
Washtenaw Community College (WCC) has made education accessible and affordable for the local community for more than 50 years. Located in Ann Arbor, MI, the College offers over 120 degrees and certificates, an open door admission policy and affordable tuition rates. WCC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.