Posted on Jul 1, 1996

Bruce '60 and Margo Walsh, of Longmont, Colo., have established the Maurice C. Walsh Memorial Scholarship and the Ruth E. Walsh Memorial Scholarship in memory of Bruce's parents.

The scholarships are being endowed separately with appreciated stock gifts of approximately $200,000 each to benefit engineering or computer systems engineering students.

“My goal is to commemorate
my parents and pay back Union for the scholarship I received as a student,” Walsh said. “Margo and I value the education I received at Union and we hope these scholarships provide the same opportunity for tomorrow's students, particularly through the engineering program.”

Walsh, an electrical engineering major, participated in the Student Council, Delta Phi fraternity, and the varsity golf and basketball teams. He is a principal architect and a co-founder of McDATA Corp., of Broomfield, Colo. The company was founded in 1982 to produce communication controllers; more recently, it produces fiber directors.