Athletics Special Service Award
Walsh received FSU Athletics' Pete Peterson Pride Award in 1986 for his service to Bulldog Athletics. He served as an official timekeeper at events for many years and was a member of the Ferris State Athletic Associates. He held the position of Ferris' commencement coordinator from 1972 to 1996 and served as the school's dean of student life during his higher education career. Walsh was a familiar face at Ferris athletic events and an avid sports enthusiast. He served as the timekeeper at a variety of sports, including hockey, basketball, track and swimming. A friend of coaches and student-athletes alike, Walsh was also the dean of men at Ferris State during his tenure.