The Class of 1961 established a scholarship fund in the memory of Bill Walsh. For 34 years, after graduating from Saint Joseph’s University, he worked for the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. In his long tenure at Coopers & Lybrand, where he spent his entire professional career, Bill held various positions, rising to Senior Partner in the Philadelphia office.
Bill never forgot Saint Joseph’s after graduation, as he contributed annually to the various programs of the school. He served as a volunteer in many Saint Joseph’s activities including the Accounting Alumni Association, Center City Alumni, Annual Giving Chairman, Alumni Board of Governors and member of the College of Business and Administration Board of Visitors. For many years he oversaw the recruitment of Saint Joseph’s graduates at Coopers & Lybrand, providing many the opportunity to join the accounting profession.
Known for his professionalism, the Walsh Scholarship is awarded to students in Academic Achievement and Leadership promise.