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December

The Magic of Giving
SunGazette.com (Williamsport, Pa.), December 25, 2011

Valerie Robitaille, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Health student, works with Favors Forward Foundation, a social network of volunteers who share their time and talents with community members in need. Robitaille is using the organization’s work to quantify the benefits people receive from volunteering as part of her dissertation.

Nursing Instructor Writes Book
Lohud.com (Lower Hudson Valley, N.Y.), December 22, 2011

Maureen Kroning, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, published “A Patient’s Guide to Understanding Advanced Health Care Directives.”

Caroline Native to Speak at Germanna’s First Fall Commencement
The Caroline Progress (Caroline County, Va.), December 14, 2011

Kevin Jackson, a Walden University Ph.D. in Health Services student and director of respiratory care, pediatric pulmonary and the pulmonary lab at St. Mary’s Hospital, was the fall commencement speaker at Germanna Community College.

Survey Reveals Social Change Is a Global Phenomenon
Philanthropy News Network, December 12, 2011

A new Walden University survey shows that “think globally, act locally” has become a worldwide mentality.

Teaching in a Diverse America: It's the Relationships That Matter
Huffington Post, December 12, 2011

Culturally responsive teaching isn't easy, but it's important work. That's why the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University and a number of other organizations joined Teaching Tolerance to recognize these educators.

Class Acts: Q&A With Empire Teacher Jeanne White
The Modesto Bee (Calif.), December 12, 2011

Jeanne White, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was nominated for Class Acts, a weekly spotlight on outstanding teachers in the northern San Joaquin Valley and foothills.

To Write Love on Her Arms
The American Giving Awards, NBC, December 10, 2011

Jenny Wolpert, a Walden University B.S. in Communication student, was featured in a segment about To Write Love on Her Arms, a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. She described her work with the organization following the death of her daughter. TWLOHA was chosen by social media voting from among five nonprofits to receive a $1 million grant.

Social Change Impact Report 2011—What Stories Does the Data Tell? 
Social Change Diva, December 9, 2011

Walden University’s Social Change Impact Report followed up with an international survey asking about perceptions of social change from citizens around the world.

Teacher Gives Students a ‘Preeti’ Good Start for the Future
Sentinel (North Brunswick, N.J.), December 8, 2011

Preeti Singh, a Walden University M.S. in Education student, is already integrating her studies into her fourth-grade classroom.

World View—Technology Is Vital to Social Change
LeonardSipes.com, December 7, 2011

Walden University’s Social Change Impact Report now moves from the American point of view to a world assessment of social change.

Study: Social Change a Global Phenomenon
UPI, December 6, 2011

“Think globally, act locally” is a worldwide mentality, with most people agreeing that what happens around the world can impact their local community, according to a survey conducted by Walden University and  Harris Interactive.

Walden University Survey Says Social Change a Global Phenomenon
The Christian Post, December 6, 2011

A new survey commissioned by Walden University shows that active participation in social change is now becoming a global phenomenon.

Study: Important Social Change—Important to 80% of Respondents
Digital Journal, December 6, 2011

Citizens around the world agree that what happens elsewhere impacts their local communities, according to a Walden University survey.

Bridging the Leadership Gap
Community College Times, December 6, 2011

The coming wave of retirements among community college presidents was expected, but providing a pipeline of prospective leaders has been a problem over the past decade, noted Dr. Terry O’Banion, director of the Community College Leadership program at Walden University.

Cecil County Schools Partner with Online University
Cecil Whig (Elkton, Md.), December 5, 2011

Cecil County Public Schools has entered into a partnership with Walden University that will allow teachers to take online courses at a reduced rate.

Diversity, High Performance Give Oakcrest Edge Over ‘Educator for a Day’ Grant Competition
The Sentinel (Landover, Md.), December 2, 2011

Oakcrest Elementary was one of five schools in the nation chosen to receive a $5,000 Educator for a Day Grant from Walden University.

November

Park University’s Fort Bliss Campus Promotes Army Veteran
Fort Bliss Monitor (El Paso, Texas), November 30, 2011

Vincent Robinson, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, is the new campus center director and director of Recruiting and Military Affairs at Park University.

Landover School Wins $5,000 Grant During American Education Week
Gazette.net (Gaithersburg, Md.), November 24, 2011

Walden University presented a $5,000 Educator for a Day grant to Oakcrest Elementary in Landover, Md. on Nov. 17, during American Education Week.

Lincoln Memorial University Honors Alumni
knoxnews.com (Tenn.), November 24, 2011

Jody Goins, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, received the R. Martin Peters Young Alumnus of the Year Award.

PHD Forum: Direct-to-Consumer Advertising in Health Care
BlogTalkRadio, November 22, 2011

Joanne Souza, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology student and M.S. in Psychology graduate, discussed her dissertation, “The Impact of Direct-to-Consumer Advertising on Health Seeking Behavior for Depressive Symptoms.”

Entrepreneur's Challenge: New Schools in Guatemala
SecondAct, November 21, 2011

Linda Davis, a Walden University M.S. in Psychology student and 2009 Scholars of Change winner, is a volunteer and benefactor for Miracles in Action, a nonprofit group that builds schools in Guatemala.

Spring Lake’s Mayor-Elect Chris Rey Is Focused on Town's Future
The Fayetteville Observer (N.C.), November 20, 2011

Chris Rey, who earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Walden University, has been elected the new mayor of Spring Lake, N.C.

Georgetown County Picks First Tourism Marketing Director
Myrtle Beach Online, November 19, 2011

Meredith Hart, a Walden University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, has been named Georgetown County’s new tourism marketing director.

Military Service Members Are Educators for a Day at Landover School
Gazette.net (Gaithersburg, Md.), November 17, 2011

A group of Washington, D.C., area military men and women dispelled myths and dispensed advice to students at Oakcrest Elementary’sEducator for a Day program. The event coincided with the Landover school being one of five schools nationally and the only Maryland school to receive a $5,000 Walden University Educator for a Day grant.

Students Quiz New High Point Principal
New Jersey Herald, November 16, 2011

Thomas Costello, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, will take over as principal of High Point Regional High School in Wantage, N.J.

Attention Talk Radio Presents “ADHD: Go Ahead, Make a Mess!”
Jags Report, November 13, 2011

Sandy Maynard, a Walden University M.S. in Psychology graduate, discusses how visual learners with ADHD think and perform best.

Renfroe's Robyn Tibbetts Named 2011–12 Decatur Teacher of the Year
Decatur–Avondale Estates Patch (Ga.), November 9, 2011

Robyn Tibbetts, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate and seventh-grade teacher at Renfroe Middle School, was honored as Decatur's systemwide Teacher of the Year for 2011–12.

Study Finds More Adults Returning to School
Associated Press, November 7, 2011

“Parents aren’t the only ones who need to understand that going back to school is a time-consuming process—everyone in the family should understand the commitment as well,” says Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service.

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts 
www.whitehouse.gov, November 2, 2011

Dr. Jacob Lozada, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education graduate, was appointed by President Obama as a member of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.

The Psychology of Food Aversions
CNN: Eatocracy, November 2, 2011

David Solot, a Ph.D. in Psychology student at Walden University, explains how taste aversion works.

Is Online Education a Smart Choice? 
Hispanic Executive, Nov/Dec 2011

Dr. Ivonne Chirino-Klevans, program director for the Center for International Programs at Walden University, highlights the advantages of online education for business leaders.

October

Ballet Experience Takes Fairhope Woman Full Circle in Classroom, on Stage
AL.com, October 30, 2011

Vicki Gripp, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was named Teacher of the Year at Stapleton Elementary School in Fairhope, Ala.

“Re-Imagining” the Role of University 
The Cord (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), October 27, 2011

At the Re-Imagine conference at Wilfrid Laurier University, Dr. Colin Wightman, associate dean in the College of Management and Technology at Walden University, offered insight into the financial characteristics of university education.

Tips and Strategies to Address Bullying Situations
October 2011 

Colleen Logan , Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, NCC, and program coordinator for the M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program in Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service, recently took to the radio airwaves to offer tips and strategies for parents to understand and cope with the bully and the bullied. Listen to Dr. Logan’s interview with The Wall Street Journal This Morning host Gordon Deal.

Mad River Teacher Gives Students Hands-On Learning
Dayton Daily News, October 25, 2011

Joan Miller, a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student at Walden University who previously organized a trip for her middle school students in Ohio to see the ocean in Alabama, continues to engage students. Based on a class she took at Walden, Miller has developed a service learning club that ventures “beyond the classroom walls.”

Stephen Pires Named Vice President of Care Continuum & Risk Services
Wicked Local Marion (Mass.), October 20, 2011

Stephen Pires, a Walden University Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) graduate, was promoted to vice president of Care Continuum & Risk Services at Southcoast Health System.

U.S. Embassy Aims to Boost Entrepreneurship
Mmegi Online (Gaborone, Botswana), October 12, 2011

Sharon T. Freeman, a Walden University Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, led a series of workshops on business development and trade competitiveness for women and young entrepreneurs in Gaborone on Oct. 12–14 on behalf of the local U.S. Embassy.

Bedtime Stories
Sentinel (North Brunswick, N.J.), October 12, 2011

As part of Jump$tart’s “Read for the Record” event, two Walden University M.S. in Education students, Preeti Singh in North Brunswick, N.J., and Lisa Wilson in New Buffalo, Mich., collaborated via Skype. Their students read books to each other while wearing their pajamas. 

Nursing Students Stay in Practice 
The World (Coos Bay, Ore.), October 6, 2011

Pam Wick, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, designed a class as her practicum project that gave nursing students a unique learning opportunity and is now being eyed by other colleges.

Survey Reveals Americans’ Views About Social Change 
About.com: Nonprofit Charitable Orgs, October 4, 2011

A survey, the “Social Change Impact Report” sponsored by Walden University and executed by Harris Interactive, reveals Americans’ views about social change and their role in it.

Education and E-learning May Be Key to Changing the Future  
About.com: Continuing Education, October 4, 2011

Are education and, specifically, e-learning our key to changing the future? They just might be according to a new study conducted by Walden University and Harris Interactive.

Creating A Beautiful You—Annual Checkups That Aren’t Pleasant but Are Lifesaving 
LAFamily.com, October 2011 

Dr. Jody Oomen-Early , program director in the Walden University’s School of Health Sciences, is quoted in an article on the importance of annual medical checkups.  

Online Versus Traditional Nursing Education: Which Program Meets Your Needs? 
Minority Nurse, Fall 2011 

Walden University School of Nursing faculty members Dr. Patti Urso, the specialization coordinator for nursing education, and Dr. Karen Ouzts, the completion program director and RN, MSN coordinator, discussed the similarities and differences between online and traditional nursing higher education programs.

From Military to Civilian Enforcer 
Military Advanced Education , October 2011

Walden University’s online criminal justice programs are highlighted in an article on transitioning from the military to a career in criminal justice and law enforcement.

92% of Americans Take Action for Social Good 
Mashable, Oct. 1, 2011

The Social Change Impact Report “was created as a kind of barometer for who is engaged in social change, what issues matter to them and how they’re working together.”

September

Stone-Age Toddlers Had Art Lessons, Study Says 
The Guardian (UK), Sept. 29, 2011
Prehistoric Cave Etchings ‘Created by Three-Year-Olds’
BBC News, Sept. 29, 2011

The presence of Paleolithic Age children’s art in caves was first revealed in 2006 by archaeologists Dr. Leslie Van Gelder, program director in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, and her husband, Kevin Sharpe.

Going Off on Online Rankings
Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 29, 2011

Walden University President Jonathan A. Kaplan is quoted in this article about the first-ever U.S. News  comparison of online institutions.

The Next Generation
Risk Management Magazine, September 2011

Walden University offers online degree programs related to risk management, including a B.S. in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Information Systems Security, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) with a specialization in Global Supply Chain Management and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a specialization in Risk Management.

Digital Revolution Is More Than Technology
The Nonprofit Times, Sept. 27, 2011

Four in five adults (81%) who participated in a Walden University-Harris Interactive survey agree that digital technology has created a fundamental shift in how social change occurs.

School Board Approves New Associate Principal at Bay Lane 
Muskego Patch (Wis.), Sept. 27, 2011

Dr. Bryan Matera, who holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Walden University, is the new associate principal at Bay Lane Middle School in Muskego, Wis.

People Believe They Can Make a Positive Difference, Poll Says 
Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 27, 2011

Can individuals make a difference in improving the world?  A recent Walden University and Harris Interactive survey suggests most people believe they can, and they back that up by taking action.

Centura Health Part of Educational Partnership 
Denver Business Journal, Sept. 26, 2011

Walden University announced an educational partnership with Denver’s Centura Health to offer education programs for nurses in its 13-hospital system.

Most Americans Believe in Starting Movements Online, Study Finds 
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Sept. 26, 2011

Almost 9 out of 10 Americans believe that digital technology is the fastest and easiest way to start a social-change movement, according to the Social Change Impact Report, a survey by Walden University and Harris Interactive.

Do Americans Volunteer? Yes, They Do! 
InfographicSite.com, Sept. 26, 2011

Walden University's Social Change Impact Report found that 92% of Americans engaged in some form of social change action in the last year—and 86% of the population donated money, goods or services.

Nurses Association of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (NACB) Joins the Walden Community In Its Global Day of Service 
The Bahamas Weekly, Sept. 25, 2011

For Walden's sixth annual Global Day of Service on Oct. 1, the NACB will put Walden University's mission of positive social change into action by supporting health screenings and education.

Americans Engaged In Social Change  
The Holmes Report, Sept. 25, 2011

Americans are doing more to address economic, environmental and other social challenges, according to a new Walden University-Harris Interactive survey.

Walden University and Harris Interactive Release Report on the Future of Social Change 
MSPNews, Sept. 23, 2011

Walden University's Social Change Impact Report shows that nearly 9 in 10 adults in the U.S. (85%) believe that they can make the world a better place through their actions. Fifty-two percent say they are likely to get involved in social change in the future as individuals acting on their own or in informal groups.

Walden University and the Social Change Impact Report 
Social Tech Pop, Sept. 22, 2011

Eighty-eight percent of adults agree that digital technology allows people to turn interest in a cause into a movement more quickly than anything else, according to Walden University's Social Change Impact Report.

Gen Y Engages in Social Change 
Marketing Charts, Sept. 22, 2011

Large percentages of adults ages 18–34 have engaged in a variety of activities to promote positive social change in the last 12 months, according to a study from Walden University and Harris Interactive.

West Valley Welcomes New Family Maternity Center Director 
The Argus Observer (Ontario, Ore.), Sept. 17, 2011

Jacki Weideman, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, is the new Family Maternity Center director at West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho.

Parent Advocacy Do’s and Don’ts 
Imagination Soup, Sept. 9, 2011

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of the School of Counseling and Social Service at Walden University, gives advice to parents regarding child advocacy in the school in these excerpts from a recent interview.

Old Job, New Tricks 
Smart CEO, September 2011

Patrick Ezigbo, who earned his doctoral degree from Walden University’s School of Management, says he pursued his doctoral studies at Walden to stay abreast of the latest technologies and learn to apply innovative strategies to manage change.

Lone Star College-Montgomery Welcomes 12 New Faculty Members 
The Paper Magazine (Spring, Texas), Sept. 1, 2011

Melissa Vander Stucken, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, is a new faculty member at Lone Star College in Montgomery, Texas.

August

Coming Out as a LGBT Teen 
WebMD, Aug. 31, 2011

Dr. Colleen Logan, program coordinator for Walden University’s M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program in the School of Counseling and Social Service, is quoted in an article on LGBT teens and how to come out as an LGBT teen.

Professor Delves Into Issue of Depression  
The Statesman (Stony Brook, N.Y.), Aug. 30, 2011

Joanne Souza, a Ph.D. in Psychology student at Walden University and a lecturer for Stony Brook University’s Biochemistry and Cell Biology Department, is the recipient of the 2010 Fellowship in Research and Applications for Social Change, a grant awarded by Walden University.

New Faculty Welcomed
Seymour Herald (Tenn.), Aug. 29, 2011

Lorelei Shultz Moore, who earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Walden University, is a new faculty member at Walters State Community College in Seymour, Tenn.

The Girl Who Played With an Imaginary Rope 
Huffington Post, Aug. 26, 2011

Dr. Barry Birnbaum, special education specialization coordinator for the Ph.D. in Education program in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, is quoted in a story about learning disabilities and mislabeling children in the ’70s and ’80s.

BC New Dean Named at Eastern Gateway 
WBOY (Steubenville, Ohio), Aug. 26, 2011

Jerry L. Klinesmith, a Walden University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, is the new dean of business, engineering and information technologies, humanities and social sciences at Eastern Gateway Community College.

Palomar College Adds 19 New Professors 
North County Times (Escondido, Calif.), Aug. 25, 2011

Maryellen Schultz, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, is a new full-time professor at Palomar College.

FMU Adds 23 New Faces to School Faculty 
SCNow (Pee Dee, S.C.), Aug. 24, 2011

Vicki A. Martin, who earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Walden University, is a new nursing instructor at Francis Marion University.

Georgia Highlands Announces New Faculty Members 
Rome News-Tribune (Ga.), Aug. 24, 2011

Kimberly Wheeler, who earned her M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) from Walden University, is a new faculty member at Georgia Highlands College.

Buena Vista Welcomes New Faculty 
Sioux City Journal (Iowa), Aug. 21, 2011

Dr. Karin Strohmyer, who earned her Ph.D. in Education at Walden University, was hired as assistant professor of education/special education at Buena Vista University.

Teachers of the Year Named in Several Upstate Districts 
Anderson Independent Mail (S.C.), Aug. 20, 2011

Terri Ivester, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was named Teacher of the Year for Anderson School District 2 in Honea Path, S.C.

BC Welcomes 10 New Faculty Members 
Bakersfield.com (Calif.), Aug. 19, 2011

Alisha Loken, a student in Walden University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, joined Bakersfield College as a full-time faculty member in the Nursing Department.

Planning Pathways for Completion
Community College Times, Aug. 18, 2011

Dr. Terry O’Banion, senior advisor for programs in higher education in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, explains how the Completion Agenda has emerged as the overarching mission of community colleges.

Sex Offender Research Wins Graduating Woodlander Award 
The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.), Aug. 17, 2011

Roger Cook, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology graduate, won Walden’s Contribution to the Profession Award for his dissertation, Predicting Recidivism of the Convicted Sexual Offender Using the Polygraph and the Static-99.

High School Hires New Assistant Principal 
StowPatch (Stow, Ohio), Aug. 12, 2011

Chris DiMauro, who earned his M.S. in Education from Walden University, is the new assistant principal at the Stow-Munroe Falls High School.

Going It Alone: Overcoming the Challenges of Single Parenting 
eHow Family, Aug. 10, 2011

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean for Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service and a single mother, offers parenting advice.

New SAD 40 Superintendent Gets Ready for School 
Village Soup (Camden, Maine), Aug. 10, 2011

Susan Pratt, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, is the new superintendent for Maine School Administrative District 40.

Mesa County Hires New IT Director 
NBC 11 News (Grand Junction, Colo.), Aug. 9, 2011

Frank Whidden, a Walden University Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, is the new director of Mesa County’s information technology department.

Moniek Silas-Lee Appointed Principal at Listwood, Southlawn Schools 
News 10 NBC (Rochester, N.Y.), Aug. 8, 2011

Moniek Silas-Lee, who earned her M.S. in Education from Walden University, is the new principal at Listwood and Southlawn Schools in Irondequoit, N.Y.

Entrepreneur Targets Fellow Downtown Startups 
Winston-Salem Journal (N.C.), Aug. 7, 2011

Rosetta Brodie, a Walden University Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, is launching her new business services company in downtown Winston-Salem, N.C.

Movers and Shakers 
MetroWest Daily News (Framingham, Mass.), Aug. 7, 2011

Elizabeth Carvelli, who earned her Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University, was awarded a nursing scholarship from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Back to School: Rocky Equestrian Therapy Includes Community 
Billings Gazette (Mont.), Aug.6, 2011

Gary Mullen, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, is taking the Rocky Mountain College equestrian therapy program down a new trail with a pilot program to enhance the major in therapeutic horsemanship.

July

Media Coverage of Walden University’s 46th Commencement

Slideshow: President Clinton Speaks at Walden U. Commencement 
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Aug. 1, 2011

Cooperation is Key, Ex-President Clinton Tells Grads
Star Tribune (Minneapolis), July 30, 2011

Former President Clinton Addresses Walden University Graduates 
KSTP-TV (ABC) (Minneapolis), July 30, 2011

Former President Clinton Addresses Walden University Graduates 
KSTC-TV (IND) (Minneapolis), July 30, 2011

Former President Clinton Speaks to TC Graduates 
WCCO-TV (CBS) (Minneapolis), July 30, 2011

Former President Clinton Addresses Walden University Graduates 
KAAL-TV (ABC) online  (Rochester, Minn.), July 30, 2011

School Board Names Five Principals 
TheTimesNews.com (Burlington, N.C.), July 27, 2011

Deborah H. Brogden, who earned an M.S. in Education from Walden University, will be principal at Woodlawn Middle School.

Robbin Odom Joins Clinton Memorial Hospital 
Wilmington News Journal (Wilmington, Ohio), July 25, 2011

Robbin Odom, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, is the new chief clinical and chief nursing officer for CMH Regional Health System/Clinton Memorial Hospital.

DNPs and Ph.D.s: Your Questions Answered 
Minority Nurse, Summer 2011 

Two Walden University School of Nursing faculty members, Dr. Lorraine Rodrigues Fisher, program director of the MSN program, and Dr. Sara Torres, associate dean, answer questions about pursuing a doctorate in nursing and offer their advice for successfully navigating the advanced program.

Top 100 Producers of Minority Degrees 2011 
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, July 2011 

Walden University’s master’s and doctoral programs were ranked among the top 10 in multiple categories in the 2011 Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Top 100 Producers of Minority Graduate Degrees.

North Grad Beatty an FDA Public Health Advisor 
Salisbury Post (Salisbury, N.C.), July 7, 2011

Dr. Frazier Benjamin Beatty, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Health graduate, has been named a public health advisor for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

HR Pipelines Not Under Construction 
Human Resource Executive Online, July 5, 2011

Dr. Wanda Gravett, senior faculty for the M.S. in Human Resource Management program in Walden University’s School of Management, offers her expertise on succession planning for HR professionals.

Two Ferndale Teachers Promoted to Interim Elementary Principals
The Bellingham Herald (Wash.), July 5, 2011

Mark Hall, who earned his M.S.in Education from Walden University, will serve as the interim principal of Cascadia Elementary School.

June

Online Teacher Education: Exploring the Impact of a Reading and Literacy Program on Student Learning 
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (Volume 15, Issue 2), June 2011 

Dr. Barbara Weschke, program director, M.S. in Education in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, along with Raymond D. Barclay and Kirk Vandersall of Arroyo Research Services, share their replicable research design and results from Linking Teacher Learning to Student Success. The study compared the reading fluency of students taught by Walden-master’s-educated teachers with those students taught by non-Walden-master’s  educated teachers.

Brownwood Intermediate Utilizes Moore Technology in the Classroom 
BrownwoodNews.com, June 29, 2011

Christine Moore, a Ph.D. in Education student at Walden University, has found a way to integrate tomorrow’s learning skills into today’s curriculum in her classroom.

WJCC Appoints Assistant Principals for Montague, Blayton 
Williamsburg Yorktown Daily (Williamsburg, Va.), June 24, 2011

Scott Holland, an M.S.in Education graduate of Walden University, will become assistant principal at J. Blaine Blayton Elementary.

University Launches Two New Online Psychology Degrees 
U.S. News University Directory, June 14, 2011    

Walden University announces two new online psychology programs. The M.S. in Clinical Psychology and B.S. in Forensic Psychology programs are designed to prepare students to meet the needs of individuals, groups and organizations in today’s sometimes challenging world.

Rabbi Joins Des Moines Orthodox Synagogue 
Des Moines Register (Iowa), June 13, 2011

Leib Bolel, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) student at Walden University, is the new rabbi at Beth El Jacob Synagogue in Des Moines.

Just Between Us 
Observer (Dunkirk, N.Y.), June 12, 2011

Jonathan Coyle, who earned an M.S.in Education (M.S.Ed.) at Walden University, was named the director of Lighthouse Point Academy in South Florida.

Online University Partners With Healthcare Providers to Facilitate Higher Education 
U.S. News University Directory, June 10, 2011

Walden University has formed educational partnerships with four hospitals and healthcare systems in New York, Georgia, Florida and Texas.

Wednesday's Woman
SnellvillePatch (Snellville, Ga.), June 8, 2011

Kim Hamman, a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)  with a specialization in Teacher Leadership  student at Walden University, is  Brookwood High School’s teacher of the year and a finalist for Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year.

Online University Receives Accreditation for Business Degree Programs 
U.S. News University Directory, June 3, 2011

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded Walden University initial accreditation of its B.S. in Business AdministrationMaster of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Ph.D. in Management programs.

May

Congratulations to Our 2011 Education Award Winner 
DiversityNursing.com, May 2011

Esteban Ramirez-Orta, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student at Walden University, received a $5,000 Education Award from DiversityNursing.com to continue his degree program.

Earning a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice Can Improve Your Career Prospects 
U.S. News University Directory, May 24, 2011

Since a graduate degree is required for leadership positions in criminal justice, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, professionals in these fields may want to consider earning a graduate degree online, such as Walden University’s new M.S. in Criminal Justice or M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management.

It’s Your Business: New Counseling Center Offers Life in Balance 
MeridenPatch (Connecticut), May 23, 2011

Kate Maldonado, who earned her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) at Walden University, has opened Life in Balance Counseling Services in her hometown of Meridian, Conn.

Online University Offers Advanced Special Education Degrees
Special Parent , May 20, 2011

Walden University has introduced two new online special education programs, an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Special Education and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) with a specialization in Special Education, to help address the needs of professionals in the field of special education.

Using What You Have During Budgetary Shortfalls: FEMA EMI Certificate Training (pdf) 
Government Security News, May 2011 

Dr. Mark Gordon, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, and Dr. Matthew Lloyd Collins, Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) Program Director, discuss FEMA certificate courses as an introduction to the field of homeland security and a source of continuing education.

Mitchell Named Cape Teacher of the Year 
DelmarvaNow.com (Lewes, Del.), May 18, 2011

Kristen Mitchell, who earned an M.S.in Education (M.S. Ed.) from Walden University, has been named Cape Henlopen School District's Teacher of the Year.

V.I. Teacher Earns Presidential Honor 
Virgin Islands Daily News, May 17, 2011

Adam Kloper, who received his M.S.in Education (M.S.Ed.) from Walden University, is one of 85 nationwide recipients of this year's Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Castle Rock’s Dawn Sparks Claims Prestigious National Teaching Award 
The Daily News (Longview, Wash.), May 16, 2011

Dawn Sparks, an M.S.in Education (M.S.Ed.) graduate of Walden University, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching from the National Science Foundation.

Walden University Launches MobileLearn Application on Apple iTunesU 
TMCnet, May 12, 2011

Visitors to Walden University’s new iTunesU site will be able to access course content, experiential videos and highlights regarding achievements of Walden students, faculty and graduates. Users can access and download resources in much the same way they access music and movies on iTunes.

Walden Wins Gold Award for Social Change 
Examiner.com (Baton Rogue, La.), May 9, 2011

Walden University received the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) Gold Education Marketing Award for its Social Change Conference 2010. The online conference’s main presentation was titled “Volunteerism: Encouraging Individuals to Effect Societal Change” and addressed the avenues through which individuals could be catalysts for progress in society.

Walden University Partners With Health Centers to Offer Healthcare Degree Programs 
U.S. News University Directory, May 9, 2011

As a result of rapid growth in the healthcare industry, many professionals in this field are seeking higher education to validate or improve their credentials. In an effort to improve access to advanced degrees, Walden University is collaborating with healthcare centers in Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire and Texas.

Potent Portables: Teachers See Educational Value in Mobile Computing Devices 
EDTECH: Focus on K–12, May/June 2011

According to a 2009 study commissioned by Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, teachers are most likely to look to fellow teachers or technology specialists for help integrating new technology in their school or classroom.

April

President Bill Clinton to Speak at Walden University’s July Commencement

Commencement Speakers to Inspire, Rile 
U.S. News & World Report, April 27, 2011

Clinton to Speak at Walden Commencement
Minnesota Public Radio, April 27, 2011

Variety of Speakers at College Graduations 
Chicago Tribune, April 26, 2011

Former President Clinton to Speak at Walden U’s Commencement 
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, April 26, 2011

Former President Clinton to Speak at Minneapolis Commencement 
KSTP-TV (ABC) (Minneapolis-St. Paul), April 26, 2011

Relaxation Tips for Nurses 
MedCity News, April 22, 2011

Renee F. Rodgers-Frank, a Ph.D. in Education student at Walden University, offers advice for nurses to reduce job stress.

Good Vibrations on the Beach
The Miami Herald (Fla.), April 21, 2011

In an interview, Gloria Gaynor, singer of the ’70s hit “I Will Survive,” says she is studying psychology at Walden University. Gaynor, who is a B.S. in Psychology student, plans to apply her education to opening a healing, learning and recreational center for teen parents.

Gov. Brownback Makes Appointments to Commissions, Boards
KTKA (ABC) (Topeka, Kan.), April 21, 2011

Mary Duncan, a Ph.D. in Education student at Walden University, was appointed to the Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback.

Walden University Offers Increased Program Options for Students Seeking Graduate Degrees in Education 
U.S. News & World Report University Directory, April 20, 2011

Teachers who wish to update their job skills or qualify for raises and promotions can benefit from enrolling in advanced degree programs, such as new specializations master’s and doctoral programs in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership.

12 Health Screenings Women Need
Sheknows.com, April 18, 2011

Dr. Jody Oomen-Early, undergraduate program director for Walden University’s School of Health Sciences, provides information on 12 health screenings every woman needs. Getting regular checkups, preventive screening tests, and immunizations are among the most important things women can do in their quest to stay healthy.

Mercy Announces Nursing Appointments 
Sioux City Journal (Iowa), April 17, 2011

Eileen Hansen, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student at Walden University, was named director of inpatient nursing at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

‘Calgon, Take Me Away!’ Says One Military Spouse Dealing With Deployment Stress 
DVIDS (Third Army/U.S. Army Central (ARCENT)) , April 12, 2011

Tiffany Erdmann, an M.S.in Education (M.S.Ed.) student at Walden University, is also a mother, teacher and wife of a soldier on his fifth deployment. She is featured in an article about how military families cope with the challenges of deployment.

Top 25—2009 Graduate Schools Enrolling Hispanics (pdf) 
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, April 4, 2011

Walden University is ranked 11th nationally in Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education’s annual list of graduate schools with the highest Hispanic enrollment.       

Clinton Tackles College Affordability 
BusinessWeek, April 1, 2011

In a discussion about Clinton Global Initiative University, former President Bill Clinton cited Walden University among several schools with innovative funding models that have helped make college more affordable and accessible for students.

March

Educator from Cheyenne Offered K–6 Principal’s Job 
The Imperial Republican (Imperial, Neb.), March 31, 2011

Patrick Lane, who earned an M.S.in Education (M.S.Ed.) at Walden University, was named Chase County Schools K–6 principal.

Mom Doesn’t Let Multiple Sclerosis Get in the Way of Career or Education 
AOL Jobs, March 23, 2011

Rebecca Barton, an assistant professor of clinical nursing, mother, and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student at Walden University, says being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis opened her mind to new opportunities.

Teachers Association Awards Scholarship
The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.), March 21, 2011

Meike McDonald, who is a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student at Walden University, is a winner of the 2011 Dr. Elizabeth Gressette Professional Development Scholarship.

Make Change Happen: Gateway Community and Technical College Focuses on Managing Institutional
KnowledgeCommunity College Week, Spring 2011

Patricia Goodman, a Ph.D. in Education graduate from Walden University, reports on the use of technology to manage institutional knowledge and accountability at community colleges.

Analysis: Teamwork Used to Recreate Sense of Interaction 
Financial Times Special Report, March 14, 2011

Walden University is listed among 40 international online M.B.A. programs in the 2011 Financial Times Online M.B.A. Programmes Listing. Walden’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program with 13 specializations is included in this article about online M.B.A. programs around the world.

Michael Eric Dyson to Speak at Walden University Academic Residency 
MetroAtlantaBlack.com, March 11, 2011

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, an esteemed scholar and one of the nation’s most inspiring and influential public intellectuals, will be the plenary speaker at Walden University’s academic residency in Atlanta on March 26.

Humanities Council Names Director, Honors Teachers 
Virgin Islands Daily News, March 7, 2011

Martha Joseph, who is pursuing a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) at Walden University, was honored with the Heath Award from the Virgin Islands Humanities Council for “outstanding ability and unfailing dedication to teaching the humanities.”

Students Embrace Technology – but Do Educators? 
Education Tech News, March 4, 2011

In the study Educators, Technology, and 21st Century Skills: Dispelling Five Myths, Walden University surveyed more than 1,000 K–12 educators on how much they use technology in teaching.

February

GW Elementary School Teacher Defies Stats 
Patch: White Plains (N.Y.), February 28, 2011

Third grade teacher Vilma Caban-Vazquez, who earned a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Teacher Leadership at Walden University while working full time, is among the 0.4% of Latina women in the United States to receive a doctorate. Dr. Caban-Vazquez is an executive board member of the Walden International Corps, a self-organized community of Walden students, faculty and alumni dedicated to promoting social change around the world.

Classroom Tech: What to Do When Students Know More Than Teachers? 
FoxNews.com, February 27, 2011

In a survey of more than 1,000 K–12 educators conducted by The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, only 22% of the respondents considered themselves frequent users of technology. The survey also found the more K–12 teachers use technology in the classroom, the more they recognize and value its effect on student learning and engagement.

RF School Board Selects Superintendent 
The Pueblo Chieftain (Colo.), February 18, 2011

Kermit Snyder, who earned a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning at Walden University, was named superintendent of Rocky Ford School District.

University Partners With Education Association to Offer $100,000 in Scholarships 
U.S. News & World Report University Directory, February 16, 2011

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University recently announced that it is partnering with the National Education Association (NEA) Academy to offer $100,000 in scholarships.

Turning Point of Lehigh Valley Names New Executive Director 
Express-Times (Easton, Pa.), February 11, 2011

Diane Zanetti, who earned an M.S. in Psychology at Walden University, was named executive director of Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, an organization committed to ending domestic violence.

Researcher to County Residents: Get That Shot
The Clackamas Review (Portland, Ore.), February 9, 2011

Dr. Carl Eckrode, the director of respiratory care at Mt. Hood Community College, has found a new reason to promote vaccinations for pneumonia. Dr. Eckrode received the 2010 Harold L. Hodgkinson Award, the highest honor for a dissertation by a graduate of Walden University. 

StoneCrest Names New Chief Nurse 
The Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), February 9, 2011

Cyndi Stroburg, who earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Walden University, was named chief nursing officer at StoneCrest Medical Center.

The Future Looks Bright for Informatics Nurses! 
Advance: Healthcare POV, February 7, 2011

Walden University is among the schools that offer online coursework leading to a B.S. in Health Studies with a concentration in Health Informatics.

January

Online Higher Education: The Key to Training, Recruiting, and Retaining More Hispanic Nurses 
Minority Nurse, Winter 2011

In this byline article, Dr. Sara Torres, associate dean, Walden University School of Nursing, discusses how online higher education has made an impact on the nursing profession, promoting successful career development, particularly for Hispanic nurses.

Bing Meets the Masses 
NorthJersey.com, January 26, 2011

Jason Bing, a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student at Walden University, is the new Bloomfield, N.J., schools superintendent.

Online Learning Set for Explosive Growth as Traditional Classrooms Decline 
Campus Technology, January 26, 2011

By 2015, 25 million postsecondary students in the United States will take classes online, while the number of students who take classes exclusively on physical campuses will plummet, according to new marketing data. Walden University is listed among the top five institutions for growth in online enrollment.

Teacher Spotlight: Stacie Pullum 
Patch: Woodstock-Towne Lake (Ga.), January 15, 2011 

Stacie Pullum, an M.S.in Education alumna and Ph.D. in Education student at Walden University, is a Woodstock-Towne Lake Teacher of the Year.

Woman Combines Motherhood, Work 
Frederick News-Post (Frederick, Md.), January 10, 2011

Sandra Sjoberg received a full-tuition scholarship through Project Working Mom 2010 to pursue a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree at Walden University. Sjoberg is a full-time business professor at Mount St. Mary's University whose 9-year-old son is working his way up through the national junior ice skating ranks.

Teacher Spotlight: Lisa Waidler 
Patch: Woodstock-Towne Lake (Ga.), January 10, 2011 

Lisa Waidler, who earned an M.S.in Education degree at Walden University, was recognized by her colleagues as Teacher of the Year at Little River Elementary School.

Mount Baker Student Wins Scholarship
The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Wash.), January 1, 2011

Tamara J. Whitcomb, a high school agriculture teacher at Mount Baker High School, was one of two 2010 recipients of the Ann “Tunky” Riley Excellence in Education scholarships for new students in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. Whitcomb is enrolled in the M.S.in Education program.