• One-Way Ticket to Social Change in Haiti

    After becoming a Walden University 2012 Scholar of Change, student Linda Sheppard moved her entire family to Haiti to help create lasting change in a country with incredible need.

    December 05, 2013

    Linda Sheppard
  • Protecting Children Around the World From Abuse

    A Walden Ph.D. in Public Health graduate shares her knowledge and expertise to increase awareness and prevention of child sexual abuse in countries around the world through the nonprofit she founded.

    December 17, 2012

    Lois Engelbrecht with team at Arpan
  • Proud to be a Volunteer

    On Walden’s Global Day of Service, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate Persephone Munnings shares her knowledge and expertise as a nurse to help reduce the impact of chronic diseases on the people of the Bahamas.

    December 07, 2012

    Persephone Munnings
  • Starting a Successful Nonprofit Organization

    Walden faculty member Dr. Gary Kelsey offers valuable advice for anyone interested in promoting social change through a new nonprofit organization.

    November 26, 2012

    Gary Kelsey
  • Walden Recognizes Educators Across the Country

    Grants from Walden help five schools host “Educator for a Day” events to enhance classroom education and activities to promote learning.

    November 20, 2012

    Special Education Expressive Arts Teacher Stacy Kafka from Kilmer Center School in Vienna, Va., uses picture symbols to assist her students during Educator for a Day (photo courtesy of Andrea Gayle photography and design/www.agphotographydesign.com).
  • Breaking the Silence to Prevent Suicide

    Personal tragedy leads a mother to become an advocate for preventing teen suicide and continue her education as a Walden communications student.

    November 14, 2012

    Jenny Wolpert
  • Helping Students Deal With Natural Disasters

    Walden contributing faculty member Dr. Steven Little shares his expertise in helping children cope with and recover from the trauma that occurs when disaster strikes a community.

    November 13, 2012

    Steven Little
  • Expert Advice From Doctoral Graduates

    Walden graduates offer guidance in choosing a doctoral research topic and completing a dissertation successfully.

    November 01, 2012

    Kristal Ayres
  • Educating a Community About Breast Cancer

    Through the nonprofit organization she created, a Walden Ph.D. in Public Health graduate and 2010 Scholar of Change brings breast cancer screenings and support to Amish and Mennonite women in Appalachia.

    October 25, 2012

    Melissa Thomas
  • Clearing a Path and Cultivating Community

    Walden faculty member Dr. Beth Hagens discovers how a community cleanup can bring neighbors together.

    October 19, 2012

    Dr. Bethe Hagens
  • About Spotlight on Walden

    Spotlight on Walden is a collection of stories and insights from our students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Get to know the Walden community and see how they are making a difference. Share your story at mywaldenimpact@waldenu.edu.