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Walsh College Student Group Earns Three Community Service Awards

Walsh College has received three awards on behalf of its Accounting and Tax Student Organization (ATSO) for its volunteer initiatives supporting preparation of tax returns for low-income families.

The awards are the Masco Community Service Award from the Accounting Aid Society (AAS), for 2,000 hours of service from 100 Walsh students; the Spirit of Detroit Award from the Detroit City Council, in recognition of exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership, and dedication to improving the quality of life; and the State of Michigan Special Tribute Award.

ATSO encourages accounting and tax students to volunteer their time to various non-profit activities and efforts, focusing on the use of accounting and business expertise. It is just one of many Walsh College student groups adding social, educational, community service, and leadership gravitas to a quality Walsh business education and campus life.

“The initiatives demonstrated ATSO’s enthusiasm for service to others and for the accounting profession,” said Deborah Mourray, academic and ATSO advisor, Walsh College. “ATSO’s efforts positively reflect the high-quality character of all Walsh students and their willingness to become involved in their community.”

She added that it is important to note that students do not receive academic credit for their volunteer hours in the AAS program.

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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 (; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, accredits specific degree programs.