Walsh College Students Receive Prestigious Local Finance Organization Award

WalshCollege286_reg04Walsh College business students Heidi Devroy of Columbus, Mich., and Aaron Dubin of Farmington Hills, Mich., have received the 2016 Financial Executive International (FEI) Detroit Chapter Academic Award for demonstrated excellence and aspirations for a finance-related career following graduation.

Both Devroy, an undergraduate pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Finance (BBA-FIN) , and Dubin, a graduate student working toward a Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Finance (MBA/MSF) dual-degree, received their honors at a recent dinner and presentation at the Detroit Athletic Club.

“Heidi and Aaron have both nurtured their passion for finance to new levels through their academic programs. They employ critical concepts of finance daily in their respective full-time careers – Heidi as an entrepreneur and Aaron as an information technology professional,” said Gregory Todd, associate professor and chair, Finance and Economics, at Walsh College. “They show that the hard work and determination typical of Walsh Students can lead to business success in a global environment.”

The FEI Detroit Chapter has more than 210 members. FEI connects senior-level financial executives while serving the needs and interests of its members. It is a unique forum for financial executives to network and share best practices, engage in knowledge-building conferences and seminars, be represented in critical national and global policy debates, and be aligned with a culture that fosters ethical leadership.

Devroy is co-founder, co-owner, and office manager of Prosper-Tech Machine & Tool LLC, in Richmond, Mich. She previously attended Macomb Community College and St. Clair County Community College.

Dubin is a systems engineer at Edward Rose and Sons, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a minor in Japanese, from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has earned multiple listings to the Bloomberg Aptitude Test Hall of Fame list, highlighted as a “Worldwide Top 3” selection in July and November 2015.

Besides its BBA-FIN and MBA/MSF, Walsh College also offers a Master of Science in Finance.

More than 5,600 students have graduated from the Walsh Finance program since its inception. More than 4,900 finance alumni live in Michigan.

For more information on Walsh College and all degree programs, visit www.walshcollege.edu.


Founded in 1922, Walsh College is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college. It offers 19 undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. One of the region’s largest business schools and one of Michigan’s top three graduate business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online.

Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management and leadership, marketing, taxation, and other fields. The faculty integrates theory and application to prepare our graduates for successful careers. It includes four Fulbright Scholars, the most of any business school in the state of Michigan. There are about 27,000 alumni, most of whom live or work in Michigan.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.


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