Seton Hall Honors Pat Walsh With Most Distinguished Alumnus Award

On Friday, October 6, Seton Hall honored Pat Walsh, Managing Partner and CEO, with the 2023 Most Distinguished Alumnus Award at their 36th Annual Many Are One Celebration.

Alums, faculty, students, parents and supporters of Seton Hall gathered at the Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains, NJ, to recognize and celebrate Pat’s outstanding achievements in servant leadership within the accounting profession and devotion to Seton Hall. Supporting the Endowed Alumni Legacy Scholarship Fund, attendees gathered over a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and dancefloor to network and take part in the annual tradition of honoring an outstanding leader from their community. Also recognized that evening was the 2020 and 2021 virtual Many Are One honorees, Dr. Catherine Alicia Georges ’65 and Dr. Sampson Davis ’95.

As a class of 1990 alumni, Pat has always kept tight ties to the university post-grad. As recent as 2020, Pat established the Edward Walsh ’87 Endowed Scholarship Fund to honor his late brother and fellow Seton Hall alum.

Headshot of Seton Hall honoree, Pat Walsh, Managing Partner and CEO, with the 2023 Most Distinguished Alumnus Award

I am deeply honored and humbled to be recognized by an outstanding institution I think so highly of, one that means so much to my family and me.

Pat Walsh, Managing Partner and CEO

Withum and Seton Hall recently partnered to pioneer the CPA Pathway Apprentice Program, designed to ease the burden of the 150-credit requirement for CPAs. Working together and furthering the mission of the AICPA and NASBA, the Program brings 5th-year accounting students to work at the Firm.

As an apprentice, students earn hands-on experience, paychecks and credits, while having the opportunity to sit for the CPA exam. The CPA Pathways Program was forged with the mission of supporting underrepresented talent and tearing down barriers that keep students from pursuing a career in accounting.

It is an even greater honor and privilege to be able to give back to Seton Hall and the future leaders of our communities. My parents instilled in me that higher education is a powerful force for change, and I believe it’s my duty to pay it forward to the next generation of students working toward a better life through higher education.

Pat Walsh, Managing Partner and CEO

In addition to Pat’s involvement with the University and professional networks, Seton Hall also praised Pat for his commitment to community and philanthropic work. As a trustee for the Boys & Girls Club of Newark, Pat is passionate about supporting at-risk youth and making sure each child has the tools they need to succeed academically, emotionally, and socially. Pat lives Withum’s culture of giving back and encourages the team members of Withum to partake in volunteerism year-round, both firmwide and through the initiatives of the Firm’s Team Member Resource Groups.