Walden University and its students, alumni, and faculty are making news. The following articles appeared in the media this year. To read each article, please click on the headline.
Conyers Middle School Receives One of Five $5,000 Grants Nationwide by Walden University
Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch (Georgia), November 20, 2014
Conyers Middle School was one of five schools nationwide to receive a $5,000 Educator for a Day grant from Walden University.
Voluntourism and Confidence in Our Social Impact
VolunTourism Institute blog, November 18, 2014
The data from Walden University’s 2014 Social Change Impact Report provides a thoughtful commentary on what may be motivating individuals to travel and volunteer across the globe. To suggest that any one thing is “the” motivation is far from the truth. The report, however, does give us much to consider and poses some important questions.
Academy Charter Wins National Grant
News Mat-Su (Alaska), November 17, 2014
Academy Charter School in Palmer, Alaska, will use its Educator for a Day grant from Walden University to complete a greenhouse and community garden on campus, with students helping to design, budget and construct the project.
The State of Social Consciousness and the Future of Global Responsibility
GOOD Magazine, November 12, 2014
Walden University focused its 2014 Social Change Impact Report on people’s perceptions of the impact of their engagement in positive social change, surveying adults across Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Jordan, Mexico, and the United States.
While Russell Brand Calls for a Revolution, Walden University Leads the Conversation for Global Social Change
Justmeans.com, November 3, 2014
The 2014 Social Change Impact Report, commissioned by Walden University and conducted online by Harris Poll from June 1–17, 2014, is Walden’s fourth annual survey about the state of social change around the world.
Most People Favor Long-Term Change, Survey Finds
Philanthropy News Digest, November 3, 2014
While more than 8 out of 10 adults in eight countries feel it is "very" or "somewhat" important to be involved in positive social change efforts, more people believe it is more important to contribute to long-term change than it is to contribute to immediate change, a survey commissioned by Walden University finds.
New Research: Social Change Agents Focus on the Future
Jewish Philanthropy, November 3, 2014
Even in a world of instant gratification, adults across the globe are working toward long-term positive social change, according to Walden University’s 2014 Social Change Impact Report.
Why Online Education Helps in the Global Marketplace
Gulf Business, October 30, 2014
Online higher education offers accessibility and flexibility, writes Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, associate dean of Walden University’s College of Management and Technology.
Education Opens Doors for Micah Griffin
Salisbury Post (North Carolina), October 23, 2014
Micah Griffin, a Walden Ph.D. in Health Services student and founder of Heal Our People, Inc., which focuses on healthcare equality, academic advancement, and fatherhood success for minorities, is profiled.
Building Foundations for a Stronger Future
GOOD Magazine, October 20, 2014
Dr. Nnenna Franciamore, Walden Ph.D. in Education graduate, talks about her career, her education, and the powerful way it has shaped her life and her community.
New Principals Named at Meadowcreek Elementary, Woodward Mill Elementary
Gwinnett Daily Post (Georgia), October 16, 2014
Michael Bender, a Walden M.S.in Education graduate, will become the principal at Woodward Mill Elementary.
Saving Black Women
The Afro American (Washington, D.C.), October 15, 2014
Dr. Phyllis D. Morgan, a certified family nurse practitioner, researcher and coordinator of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Specialty in the School of Nursing at Walden, talks about her research on the effects of fatigue among African-American women with breast cancer.
The Davis Enterprise (California), October 15, 2014
Danjel Bout, a Walden Ph.D. in Psychology graduate, was appointed by California Governor Jerry Brown as assistant director of response at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.
Calhoun Joins Riis Neighborhood Settlement as Senior Dir. of Youth Services
New York Nonprofit Press, October 13, 2014
Troy Calhoun, a Walden M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, has been appointed senior director of youth services at Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement.
Walden Flicks on the Switch for Personal Enlightenment for Nigerian Student
THISDAY LIVE (Nigeria), October 11, 2014
John Chiokwe, a Walden Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, is an IT manager for WaterAid, a nonprofit organization working to create a world where everyone has access to safe water by the year 2030.
Ebola and the State of Governance in Liberia
The Liberian Dialogue, October 3, 2014
Cecil Frank, a Walden Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration student, examines the state of governance in Liberia in light of the Ebola crisis.
Disruptions in Higher Education Shape the Classroom of the Future
Vanguard (Nigeria), October 3, 2014
Walden’s president, Dr. Cynthia Baum, writes about how online learning emerged as a disruptive innovation when access to higher education became a driving need for a growing population of adult learners who saw education as a necessity for career advancement.
Local Walden Student Receives Funds
SaukValley.com, September 27, 2014
Connie Williams of Oregon recently received a $5,000 Barbara Solomon Scholarship for Social Work from Walden University to pursue a Master of Social Work (MSW).
McCollum Receives Outstanding Alumni Award at Walden
GoUpState.com, September 22, 2014
Dr. Walter McCollum, a Walden Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences and faculty member in the College of Management and Technology, received Walden’s Outstanding Alumni Award, which recognizes an alumna or alumnus who exemplifies Walden’s mission to effect positive social change.
Chesterville Resident Awarded Scholarship
Daily Bulldog (Maine), September 21, 2014
Karen Haley of Chesterville, Maine, was awarded a full-tuition Barbara Solomon Scholarship for Social Work from Walden University to earn her Ph.D. in Social Work.
MBA and EMBA Programs
Online MBA Report, September 17, 2014/p>
Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, associate dean of Walden’s College of Management and Technology, answers questions for professionals seeking their M.B.A. online.
Doctor's Orders Are to Keep Busy
The National, September 7, 2014
As a senior executive with more than 30 years' experience in the logistics and shipping industry, Mohamed Al Mazeedi is not your typical recent graduate. But last year, the 53-year-old Kuwaiti graduated with a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) from Walden University.
Marion General Names Vice President of Patient Care
The Marion Star (Ohio), September 6, 2014
Joy Bischoff, a Walden Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, was named chief nursing officer/vice president of patient care at Marion General Hospital.
The Next Step
Advance for Nurses, August 2014
Dr. Vincent Hall, Walden Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program director, offers advice on choosing a nursing degree specialization.
Boko Haram … What Nigeria Needs to Do
The Nation, August 26, 2014
Justice Alaba Omolaye-Ajileye, a judge of the High Court of Justice of Kogi State and a Walden M.S. in Criminal Justice (Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace specialization) graduate, examines the Boko Haram menace and suggests ways to defeat the insurgents.
What Did You Cross Off Your Bucket List Last Summer?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 23, 2014
Walden Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduate Sheryl Durr said: “Earning my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Walden University was at the top of my summer to-do list. The commencement ceremony at Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, was mind-blowing, from meeting my classmates to meeting one of the most influential people in my life, instructor Dr. Deb Lewis.”
Learning Never Stops for Fallowfield Township Art Educator Mohney
TribLive (Pennsylvania), August 19, 2014
Seventy-year-old Suzan Mohney describes her nearly five-decade-long career in art education—a career that was recently enhanced by obtaining a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Walden University.
Top 6+ Global Trends to Watch in Project Management as 2015 Approaches
Global Delivery Report, August 13, 2014
Dr. Russell Darnall, a faculty member in Walden University's M.S. in Project Management program, emphasizes that projects are becoming increasingly complex. “The increasing speed of technical development, globalization of the economy, and changing cultural expectations are creating the need for more highly skilled project managers.”
Danville Regional Medical Center Welcomes New Director
Work It, Sova (Virginia), August 11, 2014
Robin Clark, a Walden Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, is the new director of medical/surgical services at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, Virginia.
Fighting Ebola in Liberia: A Lesson From Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo
The Liberian Dialogue, August 7, 2014
Taiyee N. Quenneh, a Walden Ph.D. in Public Health student, offers insights on curbing the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
MCH Names New Chief of Nursing
OA Online (Texas), August 4, 2014
Chad Dunavan, a Walden Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, will be the chief nursing officer at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas.
Russo Named Nurse Manager at Florida Hospital Flagler
The Daytona Beach News-Journal (Florida), August 2, 2014
Karen Marie Russo, a Walden Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, will serve as Florida Hospital Flagler's nurse manager for the second floor's medical/telemetry unit.
Rescuing Your Reputation
Talent Management, August 1, 2014
An article on managing a company's reputation cites a 2011 study from Walden University that found that 90 percent of millennials had done something to participate in some type of social change in the year before the survey, a rate higher than Generation X (81 percent).
Flint Schools Names New Assistant Superintendent in Charge of Curriculum
MLive (Michigan), July 31, 2014
Jessie E. Kilgore Jr., a Walden Ph.D. in Education graduate, is the new assistant superintendent of the Flint School District.
South Carolina Educator Joins School Staff
The Shelby Star (North Carolina), July 31, 2014
William Dixon Jr., a Walden Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, is the new assistant superintendent of Cleveland County Schools in North Carolina.
Burlington 40 Under 40: Jen Segelken, Development Director
The Burlington County Times (New Jersey), July 29, 2014
Jen Segelken, a Walden Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate, has been selected for the Burlington 40 Under 40 Class of 2014.
How Do You Measure Success?
The European Executive Education Review, July 28, 2014
Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, Walden’s associate dean of the College of Management and Technology, writes how understanding the importance of tracking your performance personally and professionally is an essential part of the management process.
Kyle Heath Named CISD Superintendent
Cleburne Times-Review (Texas), July 26, 2014
Dr. Kyle Heath, a Walden Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, is the new superintendent of Cleburne Intermediate School District.
Meet Your Neighbor: JR Kuch Takes the Reins at Clinton High School
Clinton Herald (Iowa), July 26, 2014
John Ryan “JR” Kuch, a Walden M.S. in Education graduate, is the new principal for Clinton High School.
Walden University Programs Prepare Students for Career Paths in Homeland Security
DomesticPreparedness.com, July 25, 2014
To help prepare professionals to meet the demand in these growing fields, Walden University offers a portfolio of online degree program options to support a variety of homeland security career paths.
The Winston School of Short Hills Receives New Director of Curriculum
Westfield Patch (New Jersey), July 21, 2014
Dr. Daniele Kass, a Walden Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), recently joined The Winston School of Short Hills as director of curriculum and instruction.
One Often-Neglected Source of Brilliant Business Ideas: Proving Academia's Relevance in the Entrepreneurial World
Forbes.com, July 14, 2014
Dr. Cheryl Lentz, a faculty member in Walden's School of Management, “is one of the few people who has crossed over from the business world to academia and back again.”
Wilco Names New Human Resources Director
Hill Country News (Texas), July 13, 2014
Tara Raymore, a Walden Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, is the new human resources director of Williamson County, Texas.
Todd Bourgeois: AAOMPT's Own 'American Ninja Warrior'
Physiospot, July 12, 2014
Todd Bourgeois, an instructor at the University of St. Augustine who is working on a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from Walden University, earned a spot on national TV competing in a physical competition show called American Ninja Warrior.
Former Ballard Co-Principal to Take Over at Eastside
Niles Daily Star (Michigan), June 30, 2014
Joe Racht, a Walden M.S. in Education graduate, will take over as principal at Eastside Connections School in Niles, Michigan.
Preparing for Your Encore Career
National radio media tour, June 24, 2014
Dr. Ward Ulmer, associate dean of Walden University's College of Management and Technology, conducted live and taped radio interviews with tips about how to shift to the “Second Act” of your career. National networks included Main Street Radio and the Bill Martinez Show. Stations in local markets included: Albuquerque; Charlotte; Chattanooga; Cincinnati; Columbus; Denver; Greenville-Spartanburg; Houston; Minneapolis; New York; Norfolk; Omaha; and Philadelphia.
Maine Forest and Logging Museum Welcomes New Executive Director
Bangor Daily News (Maine), June 17, 2014
Jill Packard, a Walden Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration student, is the new executive director of the Maine Forest and Logging Museum.
New Principal Picked for Bolingbrook High School
Chicago Tribune, June 10, 2014
Yolanda Jordan, a Walden Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, is the new principal of Bolingbrook High School.
Five Minutes With … Ward Ulmer, Associate Dean, Walden University
Gulf Business, June 7, 2014
Online learning is a growing form of higher education in the UAE and globally, says Dr. Ward Ulmer, associate dean at Walden University's College of Management and Technology.
Best and Worst Cities to Work for a Small Business
Wallet Hub, June 7, 2014
Dr. Bruce Huang, a faculty member in Walden's School of Management, is part of an expert panel on starting a small business.
Shoshoni Man Named Wyoming History Teacher of the Year
The Ranger (Fremont County, Wyoming), June 5, 2014
Max Mills, a Walden M.S. in Education graduate, has been named the 2014 Wyoming History Teacher of the Year.
Appel Farm Names Cori Ann Solomon as New Executive Director
South Jersey Times, June 4, 2014
Cori Ann Solomon, a Walden M.S. in Education graduate, is the new executive director of Appel Farm Arts and Music Center.
Walden University Launches Research-Focused Online Doctoral Programme in Nursing
Flair Nigeria, June 3, 2014
In response to the increasing demand for skilled healthcare personnel in Nigeria and across the world, Walden University has launched its new online Ph.D. in Nursing program for nursing professionals.
Crowder College Welcomes New President
Ozarks First, June 3, 2014
Jennifer Methvin, a Walden Ph.D. in Education graduate, is the new president of Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri.
Online Education: It’s Time to Change Your Mind
aNewsCafe.com, May 29, 2014
Walden’s Ph.D. in Public Health program is described as a “pathway to tremendous growth and opportunity” for one student.
Special Delivery: Covenant Honors Wittig
The News-Gazette (Ill.), May 27, 2014
Cristy Wittig, a Walden Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, was honored with a clinical excellence award by Presence Covenant Medical Center.
Katie Moratti Joins Borgess Cardiology Group
Second Wave (Southwest Michigan), May 15, 2014
Katie Moratti, a Walden Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, is the new adult-gerontology acute nurse practitioner at Borgess Cardiology Group.
Hurley Named New Principal
The Montana Standard, May 14, 2014
Tammy Hurley, a Walden M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) graduate, has been chosen as the new principal of Fred Moodry Middle School in Anaconda, Mont.
What Kind of Social Change Agent Are You?
United Way Worldwide blog, May 12, 2014
Walden University's 2013 Social Change Impact Report was designed to provide a barometer of who is engaged in social change, what is important to them, and how they work together to advance social change issues.
From his Miramar home, businessman runs plastic factories—across the world in his native Nigeria
Miami Herald, April 20, 2014
Austin Onyejiaka, a Walden M.S. in System’s Engineering graduate, runs three plastic factories in Nigeria, employing about 50 workers, from his home in Florida.
'Online education can plug gaps in Nigeria’s education system'
Business Day, April 15, 2014
Dr. Cynthia Baum, president of Walden, discusses online higher education and what to look for when choosing an online university.
Dougherty County Teacher of The Year Finalist Yolanda Bryant Says Teaching Is Her Destiny
Albany Herald, April 11, 2014
Yolanda Bryant, a Walden M.S. in Education graduate and a teacher at Lamar Reese Magnet School for the Arts, is one of eight finalists for the 2014-15 Dougherty County School System Teacher of the Year Award.
Teachers of the year in St. Charles are honored
The Times-Picayune, April 4, 2014
JulieAnna Smith, a Walden M.S. in Psychology graduate and seventh-grade reading teacher at Harry Hurst Middle in Destrehan, Louisiana, was named teacher of the year.
Women Are Taking Their Seats on Corporate Boards, Including Younger Emiratis
Emirates 24/7 (UAE), April 4, 2014
Dr. Freda Turner, program director for the Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) program at Walden, discusses how the role of corporate boards in the UAE has evolved to welcome a new class of executives.
Hingham Supt. of Schools Galo: 50 Years of service
The Hingham Journal (Massachusetts), April 3, 2014
Dorothy Galo, a Walden Ph.D. in Education graduate and superintendent of schools for Hingham Massachusetts, looks back on her 50-year career.
Algonac Hires John Strycker as Superintendent
The Times Herald (Michigan), April 3, 2014
John Strycker, a Walden Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, will become superintendent of Algonac Community Schools in Clay, Mich.
Common Core Tests
The Journal News (New York), April 2, 2014
Joseph L. Ricca Jr., a Walden Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate and superintendent of the Elmsford school district in New York, talks about Common Core-based standardized testing in his district.
Building Skills for the Global Workforce
570News (Kitchener, Ontario), April 1, 2014
Dr. L. Ward Ulmer, associate dean of Walden's College of Management and Technology, discussed how online higher education can help working adults enhance their skills for the global workforce. (Dr. Ulmer speaks at 00:19 in the podcast.)
Volunteer's Work Impacts Families at Fisher House
Northwest Guardian, March 27, 2014
Dee Deruelle, a Walden M.S. in Human Services student, was named the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Volunteer of the Month for March 2014, for her volunteer work at Fisher House, which houses service members and their families while they receive care at Madigan Army Medical Center.
Behavior Counts: Putting Your Nonprofit Board on a Positive Path
NonprofitInformation.com, March 24, 2014
Dr. Gary Kelsey, a faculty member in Walden's School of Public Policy and Administration, offers advice about how nonprofits can deal with troublesome board members.
Australian Educator Picked to Head HCC's Kona Center
Big Island Now (Hawaii), March 17, 2014
Dr. Kenneth "Marty" Fletcher, a Walden Ph.D. in Education graduate, was named director of the University of Hawai'i Center, West Hawaii.
Sonoran Living Live Honors Black History Month by Honoring Laura Bulluck
ABC 15 Arizona, February 28
Laura Bulluck, a Walden M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, is founder and CEO of Hope's Crossing, a community-based nonprofit organization that helps women transition back into their communities after incarceration.
Social Change Starts Long Before The Message
Words. Concepts. Strategies., February 28, 2014
According to the 2013 Social Change Impact Report from Walden University, if social change engagement is modeled to and started at a young age, it will lead to more involvement as adults.
Board Taps Fletcher for UH Center at West Hawaii Director’s Post
Hawaii Tribune-Herald, February 22, 2014
Dr. Kenneth “Marty” Fletcher, a Walden Ph.D. in Education graduate, is the new director of the University of Hawaii Center at West Hawaii.
Jordan Named Interim Principal at Bolingbrook High School
Bolingbrook Patch, February 21, 2014
Yolanda Jordan, a Walden Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, has been named interim principal of Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Ill.
Milligan Professor to Present Lecture on Health Research in Alaska
News Channel 11 (Tennessee), February 19, 2014
Dr. Amy Swango-Wilson, a Walden Ph.D. in Health Services graduate, will present "Agreement Between Self-Report and Medical Record Prevalence of 16 Chronic Conditions in the Alaska EARTH Study."
Crowder College Names New President
Joplin Independent, February 17, 2014
Dr. Jennifer Methvin, a Walden Ph.D. in Education graduate, is the new president of Crowder College in Neosho, Mo.
Survey Finds That People Who Want to Change the World Start Young
About.com, February 17, 2014
Walden’s 2013 Social Change Impact Report found that wanting to create change starts early and is often ignited through educational experiences.
Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last: Empathetic Leaders Outperform Others When Culture Allows
MWorld, Journal of the American Management Association, Winter 2013-14
Dr. William L. Schulz III, a faculty member in Walden’s School of Management, discusses the changing role of leaders (page 43).
Salisbury Has New Assistant City Administrator
DelMarvaNow.com, January 28, 2014
Terence Arrington, a Walden Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, is the new assistant city administrator of Salisbury, Md.
Money for College—Get Started Now
Credit Card Insider, January 22, 2014
Jason K. Lum, a faculty member in Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration, discusses ways students can identify, apply for, and win scholarships and grants to fund their education.
Author’s Visit Will Commemorate MLK Day in Rogersville
The Rogersville Review, January 15, 2014
The Rev. Terrence Schofield, a Walden Ph.D. in Psychology student, is the author of Distractions: Why We Do What We Do.
6 Types of Social Change Agents
The General Board of Church and Society, January 8, 2014
As revealed in Walden’s 2013 Social Change Impact Report, each type of social change agent is unique in terms of engagement levels, motivating factors, and issues of importance.
What Type of Change-maker Are You?
Kelowna Capital News (British Columbia), January 9, 2014
The 2013 Social Change Impact Report prepared by Walden University identified six types of people who create change.
Sudanese Edmontonian Looks On as Violence Continues in Home Country
Edmonton Sun, January 4, 2014
Sam Lole, a Walden Ph.D. in Public Administration student, was prevented from attending college in Sudan, forcing him to leave home.