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.
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.
The Secret to Getting Free Money for College
The Manilla Folder, March 21, 2014
Jason Lum, a faculty member in Walden University's School of Public Policy and Administration, is a national advocate for students on ways to apply for and win scholarship money and grants.
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.