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December

2011 Resolution: Become a Volunteer
Examiner.com/Baltimore, December 31, 2010

Walden University provides practical tips and a road map for individuals who want to make a personal commitment to volunteerism but don't know where to begin.

New Principal Chosen for North Hart
The Hartwell Sun (Hartwell, Ga.), December 9, 2010

David Buddenbaum, who earned an M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) at Walden University, will be the new principal of North Hart Elementary School.

Students Make Teacher’s Job Worthwhile
The Southeast Sun (Enterprise, Ala.), December 9, 2010

Ranae Watts, who was chosen as Enterprise City Schools Secondary Teacher of the Year, received her M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) at Walden University.

Visions of MTM: Adams Sees Unity in Future of Pharmacy
Pharmacists.com (American Pharmacists Association), December 1, 2010

Cynthia L. Adams, director of pharmacy operations and clinical services at Kaiser Permanente, earned her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree at Walden University.

Survivor of African Rebel Raids Struggles in New Life
The New York Times, December 1, 2010

Michael Kallon, a civil war refugee from Liberia who received political asylum in the United States, earned a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) at Walden University. 

November

Demystifying Online Higher Education for Hispanics
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine, November 29, 2010

Dr. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans, program director at the Center for International Programs at Walden University, discusses how online higher education can help Hispanics succeed in the workforce.

Grant Adds to Math Studies at McNary Heights
Hermiston Herald, November 24, 2010

The Umatilla, Ore., school was one of three in the country to receive an Educator for a Day grant from Walden University, given to schools willing to open their classrooms to members of the community.

Aspiring Teachers Get Their Day in the Classroom During Education Week 
East Oregonian, November 20, 2010

McNary Heights Elementary was one of three schools in the nation to win an Educator for a Day grant from Walden University to host an event celebrating the National Education Association’s American Education Week.

Greenview Child Development Center Receives $5,000 Grant
Spartanburg Herald Journal, November 18, 2010

As part of American Education Week, Greenview Child Development Center received a $5,000 Educator for a Day grant from the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, one of the nation’s largest providers of graduate degrees for teachers. 

On the Move
Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, S.D.), November 15, 2010

Dr. Mary Jones, faculty in the School of Counseling and Social Service at Walden University, was selected to make presentations at the annual fall conference of the European Branch of the American Counseling Association in Heidelberg, Germany.

Jobless and Hopeless? Here’s Some Advice
MSNBC.com, November 15, 2010

According to Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of the School of Counseling and Social Service at Walden University, “When you force yourself to take back control by drastically changing your job search strategies, going back to school, or even considering a whole new career, you’re more likely to feel invigorated, and you’ll be more attractive to prospective employers.”

Supermom Goes to School
AOL Jobs, November 12, 2010

Rebecca Barton is a nurse, mom, and teacher pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) at Walden University. “The best way for mothers to handle all of the demands [of pursuing an advanced degree] is to prioritize,” Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of the School of Counseling and Social Service at Walden, told AOL Jobs. “You have to modify your expectations of yourself and others’ expectations of you.”

Miller Named State Epidemiologist
The Jamestown Sun, November 10, 2010

Tracy Miller, M.P.H., a Ph.D. in Public Health student at Walden University, was named the new state epidemiologist with the North Dakota Department of Health.

Tina Schaefer Achieves Tenure
NorthJersey.com (Dover, N.J.), November 10, 2010

Tina Schaefer, who earned an M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) at Walden University, achieved tenure as a middle-school language arts teacher with the Wharton Borough Board of Education.

Johnsburg Resident Seeks, Finds Growth Opportunities for Adventist GlenOaks Hospital
TribLocal: McHenry (Glendale Heights, Ill.), November 8, 2010

Michelle “Micky” Hess, who earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Walden University, oversaw the creation of the hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute, led Adventist GlenOaks Hospital to become one of the few accredited chest pain centers in the Chicago area, and built a comprehensive line of cardiac services and an outpatient cancer care clinic.

Teacher of the Year: Jessi Anderson Lake Joy Elementary
The Warner Robins Patriot (Ga.), November 5, 2010

Jessi Anderson, who earned an M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) from Walden University, was named teacher of the year at Lake Joy Elementary in Warner Robins, Ga.

Linden Resident Named Finalist for Teacher of the Year Award
NJToday.net, November 5, 2010

Maryann Carolan, who earned an M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) from Walden University, was selected as a 2010 Nonpublic Teacher of the Year Finalist by the New Jersey Council for Private Education (NJ CAPE) and the New Jersey Department of Education Advisory Committee for Non-public Schools.

October

How Five Adults Enhanced Their Careers—and Their Lives—Through Distance Learning
Delta Sky Magazine (pages 163-164), October 2010 

LaQuanta Person, who earned a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from Walden University, talks about how her degree led to her “dream job” as a federal public health analyst. “Walden’s distance learning program gave me the flexibility to pursue my degree and continue to work,” she says. “There’s no way I could have done this otherwise.”

10 Largest Online Schools
US News & World Report, October 2010

Walden University is featured as one of the 10 largest online schools.

Readfield Teacher Wins $25,000 Milken Award
Morning Sentinel (Readfield, Maine), October 25, 2010

Kristie Clark, who earned an M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) from Walden University, received the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

Del Tech Owens Campus Welcomes New Administrators
CapeGazette.com (Lewes, Del.), October 14, 2010

Bobbi Barends, a Ph.D. in Education student at Walden University, was named dean of instruction at the Jack F. Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown, Del.

Ingrid Jackson: Living What She Preaches
SpiceIslander.com, October 13, 2010

Ingrid Jackson, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration student at Walden University, said she enrolled at Walden to encourage others, especially youth, to pursue their dreams.

Technical Difficulties
Education Week: Teacher PD Sourcebook, October 11, 2010

Despite being younger and fresh out of teacher-training programs, less experienced teachers are no more likely to use technology in the classroom than their more experienced colleagues, according to a study conducted in partnership with Walden University.

Teacher Organization Offers Master’s Degree to Members
GradView, October 7, 2010

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest organization of educators, recently partnered with three universities, including Walden, to provide master’s degrees in education to NEA members. 

Support All College Options
Inside Higher Ed, October 5, 2010

Jonathan Kaplan, president of Walden University, and Dr. Terry O’Banion, director of Walden’s Community College Leadership doctoral program, co-authored a commentary piece about the need for every segment of the higher education community to contribute to produce more successful college graduates. “These diverse options are unlike those offered by any other nation and include small liberal arts colleges, community colleges, large public universities, online universities, for-profit schools and research institutions. Each sector serves a slightly different niche of students and provides quality programs leading to degrees ranging from an associate to a doctorate. And each will contribute significantly to achieving President Obama’s goal,” they write.

North Lowan is Finalist for Presidential Award
GlobeGazette.com (Charles City, Iowa), October 5, 2010

Mason Kuhn, who earned an M.S. in Education from Walden University, will be honored as a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching—the highest recognition a K–12 mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States.

Teaching Method Earns Fairfield Educator Top Honors
Connecticut Post, October 3, 2010

Keith Smolinski is one of five grand prize winners in the Scholars of Change video contest at Walden University, where he earned his Doctor of Education (Ed.D).

Global Day of Service: Phoenix Volunteer Project
FOX 10 News KSAZ (FOX) and CBS 5 News KPHO (CBS), October 2, 2010

Walden University students, alumni, faculty and staff from the Phoenix area joined thousands of Walden volunteers around the world to help improve their community by giving back during the fifth annual Global Day of Service. They volunteered at Children’s First Academy, working on various interior painting and school beautification projects.

The Top Five Tech Myths
Scholastic Instructor, October 2010

True or false: Technology in the classroom helps kids learn. New research from Walden University reveals the answer and the top five myths surrounding technology in K–12 classrooms.

September

New Exec Chosen for City-County Health Post
Tulsa World, September 30, 2010

After a lengthy nationwide search, Dr. Bruce Dart, who earned his Ph.D. in Health Services from Walden University, was named director of the Tulsa City-County Health Department.

Is 2010 a Good Time to Start Work on an MPA? 
Govpro.com, September 28, 2010

Dr. Mark Gordon, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, discusses current opportunities for M.P.A. degree holders.

Walden Faculty Expert Talks Working Moms With Radio Hosts Across the Country
September 26, 2010

Walden University associate dean and faculty expert Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, recently took to the nation's airwaves with tips and tricks for how working parents can balance their professional and home responsibilities as well as how earning an advanced degree online can benefit those with already busy lives. Dr. Dixon-Saxon gave interviews to radio talk-show hosts from national and local programs, including broadcasts by Radio America and local shows in Atlanta; Bakersfield, Calif.; Baltimore; Green Bay, Wis.; Kansas City, Mo.; San Antonio; and South Bend, Ind.

Listen to Dr. Dixon-Saxon chat with "The Connection" on KRAB-KDFO-FM/KHTY-AM from Bakersfield, Calif.

Jeff Cutchin Named Assistant Dean of Student Services
Daily Republican Register (Fairfield, Ill.), September 25, 2010

Jeff Cutchin, who is currently working toward a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Community College Leadership from Walden University, was named the new assistant dean of Student Services at Frontier Community College.

SAD 52 Appoints New Principal, Transportation Director
Sun Journal (Turner, Maine), September 23, 2010

Eben Shaw, who received an M.S. in Education from Walden University, has been appointed principal at Leavitt Area High School.

Catholic Schools Cheer Hire
St. Petersburg Times (Florida), September 17, 2010

Leaders of the Diocese of St. Petersburg have high hopes for Alberto Vazquez-Matos, the new superintendent of Tampa Bay's Catholic schools. Vazquez-Matos is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education at Walden University.

Loan Default Rates at Prominent Online Universities
U.S. News & World Report, September 15, 2010

Walden University has the lowest student loan default rate (1.5 percent) of the proprietary schools listed.

Brain Balance Center Opens in Austin
Austin Business Journal, September 13, 2010

Kennetta Piper, who earned her M.S. in Psychology from Walden University, was hired as the director of a new center for children with learning and developmental disorders.

The 10 Best Online and Traditional Business Schools
Business Pundit, September 12, 2010

Walden University is listed among the best online business schools.

Hardy is Teacher of the Year for 2010–11 at Primary School
The News-Reporter (Washington, Ga.), September 8, 2010

Monica Hardy, who holds an M.S. in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Mathematics from Walden, has been named Washington-Wilkes Primary School’s Teacher of the Year.

Mysteries of Prehistoric Rock Art Probed 
National Geographic (blog) , September 7, 2010

Dr. Leslie van Gelder, a faculty member in Walden's Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, cites growing evidence of children having a hand (literally) in the creation of cave paintings in Lascaux, France.

KSU Salem Announces Faculty Additions to Nursing Program
SalemNews.net (Ohio), September 5, 2010

Teresa Santilli, who completed her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University this month, is one of Kent State University at Salem's newest nursing faculty members.

Northwood University Adds Four to Faculty
The Saginaw News (Mich.), September 3, 2010

Patricia Hart has signed on as assistant professor of accounting at Northwood University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. from Walden University.

August

Indian Head Science Teacher is Finalist for Presidential Award
Southern Maryland Online, August 26, 2010

Timothy Emhoff, who earned his M.S. in Education from Walden University, was recently named one of three 2010 Maryland Science Finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

SHHS Educator Receives Technical Award 
The Miami County Republic, August 25, 2010

Michael Strohschein was selected as the 2010 state recipient of the Young Teacher of the Year award from the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education. Strohschein is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Walden University.

Norcross Church to Offer Free Help for GEDs 
Gwinett Daily Post (Lawrenceville, Ga.), August 25, 2010

Kim Parks, an educator and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student at Walden University, volunteers at a church program that offers free language arts, math and computer proficiency classes twice a week.

7 Reasons To Go Back To School Now
San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2010

William C. Schulz, Ph.D., associate dean at Walden University School of Management, comments on the value of pursing higher education in a weak economy. “Though the economic situation may seem dire for job-seekers, those with stronger educational credentials and relevant experience are having more relative success in the job market than those without such qualifications,” he said.

July

Walden University, NOBLE Announce Education Partnership
Politic365, July 16, 2010

As the result of a partnership between Walden University and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the university has designed six new certificate programs specifically to meet the educational needs of NOBLE members.

Top 100 Degree Producers
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, July 2010

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education posted its Top 100 Degree Producers rankings for 2010. Walden University is represented in the top 10 in 15 master’s categories and five doctorate categories.

Peck Schools Superintendent Says Remedial Education Important at Birch Run Schools Forum
The Saginaw News, July 8, 2010

For Peck Community Schools Superintendent David Bush, being active in the community is very important. Bush, who is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education at Walden University, explains how academic remediation systems are vital to ensuring student mastery of subjects.

June

No Experience Factor in Ed-Tech Teaching? 
Education Week, June 28, 2010

A study recently conducted by Walden University and research firm Grunwald Associates refuted five “myths” about teachers and technology, challenging the assumption that growing up technology literate translates to being comfortable using technology as a teaching tool.

Research Dispels Common Ed-Tech Myths
eSchool News, June 29, 2010

New research from Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership indicates that new teachers aren't more likely than veteran teachers to use technology.

Teachers Report Educational Benefits of Frequent Technology Use
THE Journal, June 28, 2010

Teachers who use technology frequently in their classrooms perceive greater benefits to student learning—particularly learning 21st century skills—than teachers who are less frequent users, according to a study from Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership.

Baumholder Teacher Garners Presidential Award
www.army.mil , June 22, 2010

Timothy Kelly, a middle school math teacher, was named by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, the nation's highest honor for math and science teachers. Kelly is one of two Department of Defense Education Activity teachers to win the award. He earned his M.S. in Education from Walden University.

Birdsey Takes Over at Garfield Re-2 School District
The Citizen Telegram (Rifle, Colo.), June 10, 2010

Susan Birdsey has been named the new superintendent of schools for the Garfield Re-2 School District. Birdsey is currently pursuing her Ed.D. with a specialization in Administrative Leadership for Teaching and Learning at Walden University.

Supervising Police Informants, Part 1 
LawOfficer.com, June 9, 2010

Matthew O’Deane, a police investigator and Walden University alumnus with a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration, provides insight on working with police informants.

Board Selects Next Leader for Lake Stevens Schools
Lake Stevens Journal (Lake Stevens, Wash.), June 1, 2010

The Lake Stevens school board named Amy Beth Cook superintendent. Cook is currently enrolled in Walden University’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program.

May

Meet Cassandra Donaldson, BCMS Top Teacher
BryantCountyNews.net, May 13, 2010

Cassandra Donaldson was named Bryan County, Ga., 2010–2011 Middle School Teacher of the Year. Donaldson earned her M.S. in Education with a specialization in Mathematics from Walden University.

New Principals in Hamilton County 
News Channel 9 (Chattanooga, Tenn.), May 7, 2010

Shane Harwood, who is currently working on his doctorate at Walden University with a specialization in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning, will be the new principal at Nolan Elementary School.

Largest Online Grad Programs (pdf) 
U.S. News & World Report, May 1, 2010

U.S. News & World Report recently released its listing of largest online graduate programs by enrollment. Walden University was identified as having the No. 1 education program, No. 1 public health program, No. 2 nursing program and No. 3 management program.

April

Commission Dedicates New Tree in Millville to Veterans
The Daily Journal (Millville, N.J.), April 29, 2010

Dr. Margaret Merkel, who wrote her dissertation on the effects of post traumatic stress disorder while attending Walden University, delivered the keynote address at a tree-planting ceremony to commemorate veterans.

New Bedford Native's Heart is in the Classroom
SouthCoastToday.com (New Bedford, Mass.), April 20, 2010
 
After graduating from Georgetown University in 2005, Joseph Almeida entered the Teach For America program. He has since earned his master's degree and is about to begin a doctoral program at Walden University.

From Mauston to Washington: Teacher of the Year Keeps Up the Pace
Juneau County Star-Times (Madison, Wisc.), April 11, 2010

Leah Lechleiter-Luke was named the Wisconsin Teacher of the Year in September 2009. She will begin pursuing a doctoral degree in education at Walden University starting next year.

March

Initiative Helps Black Men Stay in College
Ultimate Pasadena (Pasadena, Texas), March 29, 2010

Earl Godfrey, dean of enrollment services at San Jacinto College’s south campus, founded an initiative intended to help San Jacinto college students stay in school. Godfrey, a doctoral candidate at Walden University, launched the Men of Honor initiative in fall 2009.

Victim Advocate Honored for Work With Minot’s Children’s Advocacy Center
Minot Daily News (Minot, N.D.), March 16, 2010

Paula Bosh, a victim specialist with the FBI, was selected to receive the center’s 2010 Outstanding Service Award for victim advocacy. Bosh is working toward an M.S. in Psychology from Walden University.

Did You Hear? Little Oak Takes Challenge
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), March 16, 2010

At a New Orleans middle school, students listened intently to the story of Rachel Scott, the first person killed in the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, and were issued “Rachel's Challenge,” a school violence abatement program based on her inspiration. The presentation was made possible through a $5,000 Educator for a Day grant from Walden University authored by school counselor Kimberly Hinson.

Analysis: Flexibility and Reach Draw Ever Greater Numbers
Financial Times, March 15, 2010

Dr. Rebecca Sidler Krysiak, MBA program director at Walden University, is mentioned among the educators commenting on the benefits of online MBA programs.

Northfield Community School Names Teachers of the Year
Shore News Today (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.), March 10, 2010

Middle school Spanish and English as a second language teacher Rosemary Geri has been named the Northfield Community School teacher of the year. Geri earned her M.S. in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University.

Teacher Writing for Literacy Program Web Site
The Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa), March 4, 2010

Allison Behne was recently hired by the authors of "The Daily Five" to write for their Web site, thedailycafe.com. “The Daily Five” is a literacy structure developed to teach children to be independent readers and writers. Behne is currently working on her doctorate in teacher leadership at Walden University.

Understanding Anger in Children: School Social Worker Gets Published
Albert Lea Tribune (Albert Lea, Minn.), March 3, 2010

Mary Larscheid’s doctoral dissertation, “Educating Elementary Children in Regards to Anger: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach,” has been published by Lambert Academic Publishing. Larscheid, a school social worker for more than 15 years, is also a faculty member at Walden University.

Educating Working Adults: Walden University President Jonathan Kaplan (Parts 1–7) 
Entrepreneur Journeys, February 24–March 2, 2010

Walden University president Jonathan Kaplan talks with strategy consultant and entrepreneur Sramana Mitra in a seven part interview about the benefits of online higher education for working adults.

February

Sharon Dixon Looks After Hundreds of Youths as School Principal
South Carolina Now, February 27, 2010

As principal of North Vista Elementary School in Florence, S. C., Sharon Dixon feels responsible for the future of all 618 of her students. Dixon is finishing her dissertation for her doctorate from Walden University.

Meet the Teacher: Andrea Strehle
The Indianapolis Star, February 25, 2010

An interview with second grade teacher Andrea Strehle who earned her M.S. in Education with a specialization in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University.

New Cancer Society Director Says Social Work is Her Calling
News-press.com (Fort Myers, Fla.), February 25, 2010

The American Cancer Society named Melissa Felice as executive director of the Greater Marco Island Unit office. Felice is working on a doctoral degree at Walden University.

People on the Move
The Colorado Springs Business Journal, February 19, 2010

Dorothy Williams has been named director of Regis University's Colorado Springs Campus. Williams earned a doctorate in education from Walden University in 2002.

Wilson Has a New Top Cop
WITN.com (Wilson, N.C.), February 19, 2010

Thomas Hopkins, a 15-year veteran of the Wilson Police Department, was named chief of police. Hopkins is a Doctor of Education student at Walden University specializing in Higher Education and Adult Learning.

Lexington Elementary Schools Choose New Leadership
Lexington Minuteman (Lexington, Ky.), February 15, 2010

Thomas Martellone, currently a candidate for a Doctor of Education from Walden University, will become the principal at Fiske Elementary in the fall.

Tina Cloney's Mission is to Improve the Quality of Life for People with Diabetes 
Herald-Review (Decatur, Ill.), February 2, 2010

Tina Cloney is a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Health student and was a grand prize winner in Walden's Scholars of Change Video Contest. Preventing complications such as vision problems and neuropathy is part of her overall mission to improve the quality of life for those living with diabetes.

January

Becoming a Leader: Preparation Meets Opportunity
Women in Higher Education, January 2010 

Zina Haywood, a Doctor of Education student at Walden University, was one of three women leaders who shared their stories at the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) state conference. Haywood is executive vice president and provost for academic and campus affairs at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wis. 

Working Parents: Win Free Tuition for a Higher Education Degree
Seattle Times (blog) , January 28, 2010

Walden University is one of eight institutions offering full-tuition  scholarships for online degrees to parents who want to go back to school through Project Working Mom.

3 Ways to Make Your Job More Meaningful at Any Time
CareerBuilder.com, January 11, 2010

Lisa Cook, director of career services for Walden University, highlights lessons from working professionals about making current jobs more fulfilling while also building skills for future achievement.

Grant From Walden University Helps School Counselor Address Pre-Teen Depression
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.), January 8, 2010

Little Oak Elementary School in Slidell, La., was recently awarded a $5,000 Educator for a Day grant from Walden University. The school was nominated by counselor Kimberly Hinson, who plans to use the grant to help alleviate social pressures among adolescents.