Walsh College Receives 2015 Military Friendly Schools Designation

Walsh College has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School for the sixth consecutive year by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine and other media channels.

The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 20 percent of U.S. colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate their success in the classroom and after graduation. The Victory Media survey includes the leading practices that support military students.

“Walsh College has placed great emphasis on supporting service members and veterans in their pursuit of undergraduate and graduate business education,” said Stephanie Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College. “We appreciate the perspective and experiences these students bring to our academic programs and community. We are proud of our selection to the Military Friendly Schools list.”

Walsh College also recently became an official signatory to the “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success,” a federal initiative that provides a set of specific strategies that colleges and universities can implement to support educational success for student veterans of the armed forces.

Walsh also received recognition earlier this year from Military Times magazine as one of 64 select national institutions ranked as a “Best for Vets Business College” for providing a high level of service for veterans.

Additional services Walsh offers its military students include:

· The Walsh College Student Veteran Organization (WCSVO), which provides community involvement and networking opportunities for student veterans. The WCSVO represents the views of student veterans at the college and explores the population’s needs in order to implement helpful programs.
· Military grants available to all active-duty or reserve members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The grants cover all undergraduate tuition costs and a significant portion of graduate costs when used in conjunction with Military Tuition Assistance.
· Veteran-specific scholarships.
· A full-time Veterans Services Coordinator, Lauren Mileto, who serves as the main point of contact for students who are veterans. Mileto assists the students by navigating their education benefits and specializes in understanding their payments and how they can combine multiple benefits.

The College is also a National Center of Academic Excellence, a designation awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency to only 91 U.S. schools.

For more information on Walsh’s Veteran Services, please 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). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.

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.

 

IPS Technology Services Wins New Application Development Contract for Veteran-Owned Business

Troy – June 22, 2013 –IPS Technology Services recently won a new application development contract for a veteran owned business in metro Detroit.

The client, who provides staffing solutions in the areas of administrative and light industrial work, is now branching out to do background check to expand their portfolio of service and thus trying to become a “one stop shop” for all of their clients’ hiring needs. In order to process background checks efficiently, the client turned to IPS Technology Services to help them streamline their candidate screening and reporting processes.

Under this contract, IPS will develop a web-based enterprise application to help the client keep track of their background check procedure. Once screened by the recruiters, the candidate for background check will provide required information to be processed. The background check clerk will be notified by the application for further actions. Once the background check is complete, results will be posted and can be viewed by the candidate or the HR department on the web. The application will also collect fees and generate an adequate number of reports to keep track of all requests—speeding along the entire decision-making process.

About IPS Technology Services

IPS Technology Services provides end-to-end IT services to the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) marketplace. IPS develops custom applications using state of the art tools such as .Net, C#, VB, SaaS, SOA, Oracle, SQL Server, and/or by using third party software. IPS provides IT services in the following six areas:

  1.  IT Staffing (SharePoint, Oracle, Java, Dot Net, SQL Server, SAP, PM)
  2.  CIO Services and Technology Consulting
  3.  Web based and Mobile Application Development and Integration
  4.  Healthcare IT with EHR and Practice Management implementation
  5.  Engineering IT services
  6.  Website development and Digital Marketing

For more information on IPS Technology Services, please call 248-835-9895 or, click www.ipsts.com.