My Sky Is The Limit

My Sky Is The Limit: Charbel Ayoub (MSMKT graduate) left a country in the grip of financial and political ruin for a once-in-a-lifetime chance in America Charbel Ayoub, a recent graduate of the Master of Science in Marketing program, left a country in the grip of financial and political ruin for a once-in-a-lifetime chance in…

Parenthood, Profits — and Purpose

Parenthood, Profits — and Purpose: Janice Pica-Scholl drew from lessons learned both at home and at Walsh to pivot professionally during the pandemic As for most people who become first-time parents, Janice Pica- Scholl’s perspective on her commercial banking career changed when her first daughter (now 12) was born. But most new parents don’t have…

Blooming Where He’s Planted

Blooming Where He’s Planted: Paul Viviano continues to grow his successful fourth-generation floral business In 1937, a humble cigar box held some of the first profits at Viviano Flower Shop in Detroit. During those early Depression- era years, margins were tight. Still, founders and spouses Frank P. and Elizabeth Viviano made it work, sometimes using…

Closing The Distance

Closing The Distance Despite taking her Walsh classes remotely from D.C., Jennifer Hochwald feels like she’s never left campus Many Walsh College students enjoy the flexibility that remote learning opportunities give them. But perhaps few take remote learning at Walsh as far as Jennifer Hochwald has. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan-born Hochwald relocated to the…

Food For Thought

Food for Thought: How Walsh prepared Alan Hartline to go from grocery store bagger to owner Alan Hartline chose to attend Walsh College because he wanted to enter the world of finance and get out of what he calls “the crazy food business.” “I failed miserably,” Hartline says now. Instead, the education gained from two…

Betting The Farm

Betting the Farm: Kylie Veldman leans on tough farm lessons to achieve her dream Growing up on a cattle farm in Michigan’s rural Thumb area, Kylie Veldman had two long-term goals after graduating high school in 2016: get a college education and figure out how to pay for it. As the only daughter of a…

Problem Solver: Bob Waun, BBA, MSF

Problem Solver: Bob Waun, BBA, MSF When Bob Waun (’90 BBA and ’92 MSF) was in search of a new focus for his real estate development work, he was challenged and motivated by the work that billionaire businessman and mortgage magnate Dan Gilbert was doing in relation to revitalizing Detroit. After serving from 1993-2002 on…