Philanthropist and current owner of the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills, Ralph Wilson of Ralph Wilson Enterprises in Grosse Pointe, has established the Jeffrey C. Littmann Endowed Scholarship at Walsh College, honoring his Chief Financial Officer and Walsh alumnus, Jeffrey Littmann.
The scholarship will be awarded to students transferring from Macomb Community College who are enrolled in at least two courses for two semesters in an academic year in any degree program at Walsh College. An original partner of the Macomb University Center since 1991, Walsh College is a valued and established member of the Macomb County community.
An employee of the Buffalo Bills since 1986, Jeffrey Littmann received two degrees from Walsh College after attending Macomb Community College’s Center Campus. After transferring to Walsh, Littmann earned his Bachelor of Accountancy degree in 1977, followed by a Master of Science in Taxation degree from Walsh College in 1981. Littmann also earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1984. Following graduation, Littmann worked at Ziebart International and Arthur Andersen before joining Mr. Wilson’s company.
“This scholarship is an example of the value successful Macomb Community College and Walsh alumni place in their educational experience, and their desire to help other students follow the same path,” said Audrey Olmstead, Walsh College Vice President, Chief Development Officer.
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. is the founding owner of the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills, and has owned companies in various industries, including trucking, construction, television, insurance, energy, and manufacturing. In addition, Mr. Wilson has received numerous recognitions for his philanthropic efforts, including, with his wife Mary, being named the Philanthropists of the Year by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. The Jeffrey C. Littmann Endowed Scholarship joins three other scholarship programs that Mr. Wilson supports at Canisius College, St. John Fisher College, and at the University of Virginia, Wilson’s alma mater.
To apply for the Jeffrey C. Littmann Endowed Scholarship and others, students may visit www.walshcollege.edu/scholarships.
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) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.
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