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December

Walden University Award Will Help Hillsboro Mother of 14 Fund Education, Missionary Work 
The Oregonian, December 28, 2012

Linda Sheppard, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology student, was chosen as a Scholars of Change winner for her research and mission work.

Lock Haven Hospital Names New Acute Care Director 
The Express (Lock Haven, Pa.), December 21, 2012

Mary Vuccola, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, is the new director of acute care at Lock Haven Hospital.

Sánchez Receives Honorary Doctorate From Walden 
Hispanic Outlook, December 2012

Walden University honored Dr. Óscar Arias Sánchez, former president of Costa Rica and 1987 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, with a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa for his exemplary leadership, tireless pursuit of global peace and unwavering support as a social change advocate.

Rockdale’s Sheriff-Elect Names Chief Deputy, Organizes Transition Team 
On Common Ground News (Atlanta), December 17, 2012

Scott Freeman, a Walden University Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, is the new chief deputy of the Conyers Police Department.

Preparing Classroom Teachers for Technology Integration
BlogTalkRadio, December 12, 2012

Dr. Mark Clauburg, faculty member in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership’s M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology program, discusses the impact of educational technology and preparing educators to use it effectively.

MedCentral Announces Staff Changes
Mansfield News Journal (Ohio), December 9, 2012

Tina Eldridge, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has been promoted to director of continuing education and staff development at MedCentral.

Elmhurst Hospital Nurse, Carol Stream Native Roma Allen Wins $10K Scholarship
MySuburbanLife.com (Downer’s Grove, Ill.), December 4, 2012

Roma Allen, director of women’s and children’s services at Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare and a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate from Carol Stream, Ill., received a Nurses of the Year Scholarship to earn her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Walden.

November

Clarks Summit Trauma Therapist Wins International Award, Donates to Marley’s Mission
The Abington Journal (Clarks Summit, Pa.), November 30, 2012

Kimberly Portanova-Feibus, trauma therapist and Walden University M.S. in Mental Health Counseling graduate, was chosen as a 2012 Scholar of Change.

District Names Valenta for Post
Denton Record-Chronicle (Texas), November 20, 2012

Richard Valenta, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, was named the Denton school district assistant superintendent for human resources.

Alisha Broughton Wins Stevie Award for Women in Business 
CapeGazette.com (Del.), November 19, 2012

Alisha Broughton, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education student, was named Best Mentor of the Year: Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, and Business Coach at the ninth annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, held Nov. 9 in New York City.

‘Pink Power!’ Author Shares Life Story, Political Experiences
The Tufts Daily, November 18, 2012

Jamie Lober, a Walden University M.S. in Psychology graduate, is the author of a book about female empowerment and the collective strength of women.

Augusta Health Names New Chief Nursing Officer 
Augusta Free Press (Va.), November 16, 2012

Robert McWhirt, a Walden University Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, is the new chief nursing officer at Augusta Health.

Expert Advice When Applying for Scholarships 
Expert Beacon, November 16, 2012

Jason Lum, a faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Administration, contributed an article featuring helpful advice for identifying, applying for, and winning scholarships.

Birdsey Sets Learning Example in Re-2
The Citizen Telegram (Rifle, Colo.), November 15, 2012

Susan Birdsey, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, is the superintendent of 10 schools in the Garfield School District.

Media Coverage of Walden University’s 2012 Educator for a Day Grant Recipients

Meeting the Needs of Adult Learners
EvoLLLution, November 8, 2012

Dr. Eric Riedel, chief academic officer of Walden University, was interviewed about meeting the needs of adult learners and addressed the advantages of Walden for prospective students. In addition to Dr. Riedel’s interview, several Walden students and alumni shared what factors led them to choose Walden for their higher education experiences.

October

Church Members Give Back
The Gainesville Sun (Fla.), October 24, 2012

Nearly 20 volunteers, including Walden University M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership student Jessica Lucas, participated in a Global Day of Service event sponsored through Walden to give back to the community.

Virtual Experience, Real Learning
Education Executive, Fall 2012

Dr. Stephen Canipe, program director in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, contributed an article on virtual field trips in the classroom to enhance student learning and experiences.

Defaulting on Loans Trending on Campus
Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 22, 2012

Dr. Cynthia Baum, president of Walden University, discussed the reasons for Walden’s recently released student loan default rate of just 4.2%. “We're primarily working with adults who come for career advancement. We set expectations and ensure a good fit between interest and skills. And we're very committed to outcomes employers are looking for.”

At Doctors, CFO Bash ‘Understands People’s Issues’
Gazette.net (Md.), October 19, 2012

Camille R. Bash, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration student and new CFO of Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham, Md., pursues healthcare reform on many fronts.

Former Speaker Obtains Doctorate
cayCompass.com, October 17, 2012

Linford Pierson, a former Speaker of the Cayman Islands Legislative Assembly and government Cabinet minister, earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from Walden University.

Finalists for Teacher of Year Narrowed to Six
Gwinnett Daily Post (Ga.), October 16, 2012

Celisa Edwards, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is a finalist for the Gwinnett County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Award.

New Leader at Willard—Angie Hayes Is Always Learning
Casper Journal (Wyo.), October 9, 2012

Angie Hayes, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is the new principal at Willard Elementary School in Casper, Wyo.

Bahamas Nurses’ Association to Join Global Day of Service
TheBahamasWeekly.com, October 8, 2012

As part of Walden University’s Global Day of Service, The Nurses Association of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas (NACB) targeted chronic noncommunicable diseases (CNCDs) through health screening, education and exercise activities for Bahamians. Three School of Nursing alumni, Geanna Bethel, Persephone Munnings and Ericka Thompson, participated in the project.

Prepping for Debate? Optimize Your Plate
CNN: Eatocracy, October 3, 2012

David Solot, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology student, shares top tips for maximizing mental performance through diet.

Opportunities as a Nurse Practitioner: Your Questions Answered
Minority Nurse, Fall 2012

Dr. Phyllis Morgan, faculty member for Walden University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program and Dr. Sara Torres, associate dean of the School of Nursing, discuss how healthcare reform gives nurse practitioners an opportunity to make an even greater impact.

Educator’s Life Fully ‘Elementary’
Cody Enterprise (Wyo.), October 1, 2012

Audra Wood, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate and fourth-grade teacher, is profiled as one of the new teachers in her school district.

September

New Principals Get Settled in Two E. Brunswick Schools
Sentinel (N.J.), September 27, 2012

Michael Vinella, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education graduate, is the new principal of East Brunswick High School.

Balance Life and Work While Getting an Education Online
Expert Beacon, September 27, 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean for Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service, discusses online education as a solution for working adults interested in returning to school and balancing their family, work and education.

Walden U Presents Dr. Terry O'Banion: The Completion Agenda
Higher Education Talk Radio, September 26, 2012

Dr. Terry O'Banion, senior advisor of Higher Education Programs in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University and a leading expert in the field of community colleges, discusses the Completion Agenda.

MPA Degree: Walden University’s Online Program
GovPro, September 25, 2012

Jason Lum, J.D., M.P.P., faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Walden University, talks about current opportunities for Master of Public Administration (MPA)–degree holders.

Walden Faculty Expert Discusses Bullying Behavior With Radio Hosts Nationwide
September 25, 2012

Dr. Colleen Logan, program coordinator for the M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program in the School of Counseling and Social Service, took to the radio airwaves to discuss how parents may be modeling bullying behavior and ways to open a dialogue about bullying with your child, other parents and schools. Dr. Logan was featured on national, regional and local radio programs, including broadcasts by the Wall Street Journal Radio Network and Good Parenting Radio as well as local and regional shows in Greenville, S.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miami; New York; Minneapolis, Minn.; Raleigh, N.C.; St. Louis; Tennessee; and Washington, D.C.; among others.

College of Southern Maryland Names New Dean for Leonardtown Campus
The Washington Post, September 19, 2012

Tracy A. Harris, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education graduate, is the new vice president and dean of the College of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown campus.

Rock Hill Teacher Receives National Honor
The Rock Hill Herald (Rock Hill, S.C.), September 19, 2012

Julia Marshall, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) graduate, has been named one of the nation’s top educators by the National Education Association Foundation.

Modesto Junior College Appoints VP of instruction
The Modesto Bee, September 16, 2012

Susan Kincade, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education student, is the new vice president of instruction at Modesto Junior College.

Coffee County Teacher of the Year to Be Announced Friday
The Douglas Enterprise (Ga.), September 12, 2012

Shelly Cole, a Walden University M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) graduate, is a nominee for the Coffee County (Georgia) School System’s 2012–13 Teacher of the Year.

Bash Named CFO at Doctors Community Hospital
The Daily Record (Baltimore), September 11, 2012

Camille R. Bash, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration student, was named chief financial officer and vice president of finance at Doctors Community Hospital.

Women Worth Watching
Profiles in Diversity Journal, September/October 2012

Dr. Cynthia G. Baum, president of Walden University, is profiled in the annual issue designed to highlight female executives who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership in their careers. (See page 32.)

August

Divorce and the Single Parent
The Mother Company, August 30, 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service, discusses how to support both the children and parents of single-parent families.

How Energy Efficiency Strategy Pays Off in Grand Rapids
Triple Pundit, August 30, 2012

Haris Alibašic, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration student and the legislative and sustainability director for Grand Rapids, Mich., discusses his city’s sustainability efforts.

Shannon Hilderbandt Named Top Teacher
The Millen News (Ga.), August 29, 2012

Shannon Hilderbrandt, a Walden University M.S. in Education (M.S.Ed.) graduate and Jenkins County Middle School Teacher of the Year, was recently named Teacher of the Year for the Jenkins County (Georgia) school system.

Newton, Rockdale Foster Parent Authors Book on Experiences
Rockdale Citizen (Ga.), August 29, 2012

John DeGarmo, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education graduate, wrote Fostering Love: One Foster Parent's Journey.

Reeling In My Fish Phobia
CNN: Eatocracy, August 24, 2012

David Solot, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology student, offers insight into food aversions.

Mass. Educator to Lead Timberlane, Hampstead
Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.), August 24, 2012

Earl Metzler II, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) graduate, was chosen as the new superintendent for School Administrative Unit 55.

New Dearborn Fire Chief Plans for Long Career of Leadership
Dearborn Patch, August 23, 2012

Joseph Murray, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, discusses plans for change, improvement, and consistency of service in the community he loves.

Digital Technology: The Global Game-Changer for Social Change
The Social Media Monthly, August 20, 2012

According to Walden University’s 2012 Social Change Impact Report, nearly half of respondents (48%, on average) have engaged in social change through digital technology in the past six months.

Local Businesses Give Back With Each Purchase
Glendora Patch, August 18, 2012

Clint Berry, a Walden University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, launched Mark It Place Inc., which allows consumers and businesses to donate a portion of their transactions to the local nonprofits of their choice. Mark It Place got its start through one of Berry’s M.B.A. projects while a student at Walden.

Study: Economic Conditions Shape Social Involvement
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, August 16, 2012

Walden University President Cynthia Baum is quoted in an article about the findings from the 2012 Social Change Impact Report. Dr. Gary Kelsey, faculty member in the Walden University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, also explains how the survey's findings can assist nonprofit organizations in their planning and fundraising.

Nationally Recognized Teacher Takes Donley School Principal Post in East Lansing
Lansing State Journal, August 15, 2012

Rob Stephenson, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student and 2009–2010 Michigan Teacher of the Year, is the new principal at Donley Elementary in East Lansing. Stephenson is one of more than 70 state teachers of the year enrolled at Walden.

County Health Leader Leaves for Georgia Job
Rome Sentinel (N.Y.), August 14, 2012

Gayle D. Jones, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Health graduate, has been named director of the Comprehensive Child Health Unit Maternal and Child Health Section of Georgia’s Department of Public Health.

IT Pros Adapt to Stay Relevant—and Employed—in IT Jobs Field
SearchDataCenter, August 2012

Dr. Ward Ulmer, associate dean for Walden University’s School of Information Systems and Technology, discusses the rapid changes in the IT field and how Walden University’s information technology degree programs are evolving to keep up with the pace.

Blending Life, Art and Education
Herald Independent, August 8, 2012

Denise Clark-Wilson, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate and Fairfield County Teacher of the Year candidate, is profiled in an article about her teaching career.

Online Education Degrees Skyrocket
USA Today, August 7, 2012

Universities offering online teacher education programs, including Walden University, are awarding more master's degrees in education than even the top traditional schools. Janet Williams, interim associate dean for educator licensure programs in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)–accredited college, discusses the field experience of Walden’s students and how they are placed in classrooms and paired with a master teacher and supervisor in the school district.

SWGTC Welcomes New Practical Nursing Instructor
Times-Enterprise (Thomasville, Ga.), August 7, 2012

Catina Jones, RN, a student in the Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, has been named a nursing instructor for Southwest Georgia Technical College’s (SWGTC) Practical Nursing (PN) program.

Mom, It’s Time for School!
MilwaukeeMoms, August 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of the School of Counseling and Social Service, offers advice for adults returning to school. “Choose a specialization that you truly care about. The juggling act will be much more challenging if you don’t enjoy your field of study. A focus area you are passionate about will help you achieve success,” she said.

Online Public Health Education Growing in Popularity in U.S.
The Nation’s Health, August 2012

Dr. Jorg Westermann, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Health Sciences, explains how Walden’s online public health degree programs meet the changing demands of the public health practice. Divia Forbes, a Walden Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) graduate, says online education provided her the opportunity to go back to school and put her coursework into practice right away.

July

New District 97 Middle School Assistant Principals Announced
OakLeaves, July 20, 2012

Faith Cole, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, has been named as an assistant principal at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park, Ill.

Lessons Learned from the 2011 Flooding in Thailand
PA Times, July 19, 2012

Dr. Mark Gordon, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, and Chris Spoons, Walden Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration student, write about the public policy implications caused by last year’s natural disaster in Thailand.

Why Engage in Social Change? New Report Gives Surprising Answers From Around the World
Christian Post, July 16, 2012

Dr. Gary Kelsey, core faculty member in Walden University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, explains why the findings of the 2012 Social Change Impact Report are significant.

NFP and Individuals Have Roles in the Future of Social Change
Pro Bono Australia, July 11, 2012

Only 20% of adults, on average, say they’re more likely to donate money to a cause or an organization when economic conditions are bad, according to the 2012 Social Change Impact Report commissioned by Walden University and conducted by Harris Interactive.

Employers Warm Up to Online MBAs
BloombergBusinessweek, July 6, 2012

More employers say they are increasingly open to hiring graduates of online M.B.A. programs, according to a study published by Jeffrey Bailey, a Walden University Ph.D. in Management graduate, and Larry Flegle of the American Public University System.

Tran Named Assistant Principal at Fulton Learning Center
The Rockport Pilot (Texas), July 4, 2012

Rose Tran, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was appointed the new assistant principal at Fulton Learning Center.

The Fundraising Challenge: Bringing the Board on Board, Part 1
The Fundraising Challenge: Bringing the Board on Board, Part 2
PA Times Online, July 2 and 5, 2012

Dr. Gary Kelsey, core faculty member in Walden University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, discussed how to select boards of directors who align with a nonprofit organization’s strategic plan and how to engage a board in raising money and recruiting volunteers.

Dearborn Appoints New Fire Chief
Dearborn Patch (Mich.), July 2, 2012

Joseph Murray, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, was appointed chief of the Dearborn Fire Department.

June

Honored Perth Amboy Science Teacher Goes to Washington
The Star-Ledger, June 25, 2012

Rebecca McLelland-Crawley, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) student, is one of two New Jersey teachers honored with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Madison Names New Principal for Liberty Middle School
The Huntsville Times (Ala.), June 21, 2012

Nelson Brown, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) graduate, was named principal of Liberty Middle School.

Being Blind Is No Barrier for This Philadelphia Teacher
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 16, 2012

Harriet Go, a Walden University M.S. in Education student, has worked for the last seven years in the Philadelphia School District and teaches 21 special education students in kindergarten through second grade at Richmond Elementary in Bridesburg.

Careers in K-12 Education and the Right Education
Blog Talk Radio, June 13, 2012

Dr. Christine Jax, associate dean of doctoral programs in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, spoke about careers in K-12 education, the key areas of need today and how educators can make a difference in their schools and communities.

Admission to the Profession
Inside Higher Ed, June 12, 2012

Walden University's M.S. in Higher Education degree with a specialization in Enrollment Management and Institutional Marketing is among those mentioned in the growing field of post-graduate degree or certificate programs in enrollment management.

Hampden Board Approves New Reeds Brook Middle School Principal
Bangor Daily News (Maine), June 7, 2012

Anita Stewart McCafferty, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, is the new principal of Reeds Brook Middle School.

May

St. John Parish Recognized Teachers
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans), May 30, 2012

Shanna Beber, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, was named teacher of the year at LaPlace Elementary.

Forging a New Career to Prevent Teen Suicide
LifeGoesStrong.com, May 23, 2012

After her daughter’s suicide, Jenny Wolpert chose Walden University to go back and finish her B.S. in Communication. “It was time to make a commitment to myself and give myself the tools to speak about teen suicide prevention and create workshops. Its [Walden University’s] mission statement—that education provides the stepping stones to make the world a better place—really resonated for me.”

Commencement Speakers Announced: Chapman, Occidental, Sacred Heart, Thomas Jefferson Law, Walden, Yale
Inside Higher Ed, May 22, 2012

Among the list of universities, Walden University announced that Óscar Arias Sánchez, former president of Costa Rica, will speak at its summer commencement in Minneapolis on August 25.

Dr. Logan Speaks About Bullying and LGBT Children
BlogTalkRadio, May 7, 2012

Dr. Colleen Logan, program coordinator for Walden University’s M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program, was featured on a BlogTalkRadio program discussing transgender children and their challenges as part of the program’s “All Kinds of Families” series.

Concord Woman Named Airman of the Year
Independent Tribune (Concord, N.C.), May 4, 2012

Senior Airman Marquita L. Allen, a Walden University M.S. in Management student, has been named Airman of the Year at Air Force Office of Special Investigation in Quantico, Va.

Taylor Elementary Names New Principal
Cincinnati.com, May 4, 2012

Trey Rischmann, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is the new principal at Taylor Elementary School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Money Smart Degree?
Delta Sky magazine, May 2012

Dr. Cynthia Baum, president of Walden University, is featured in an article about online higher education degrees. 

Online or Off-Line
The NonProfit Times, May 2012

Dr. Gary Kelsey, a core faculty member in Walden University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, is featured in an article about master’s degree programs in nonprofit management and the efficacy of online learning.

Jill Stearns Named MJC President
Turlock Journal (Calif.), May 1, 2012

Jill Stearns, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Community College Leadership, is the new president of Modesto Junior College. 

Paying It Forward: Houston Nurse Keeps the Effort Alive Through Mentorship
Nurse.com, May 1, 2012

Cynthia Hickman, a Walden University Ph.D. in Health Services student and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, shares her story about paying it forward and mentoring other nurses.

April

Chenango Forks Names New Superintendent
Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton, N.Y.), April 26, 2012

Lloyd “Joe” Peck, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, was named the new superintendent of Chenango Forks Central School District. 

New RRHC Exec Director Sees Challenges and Opportunities; Better Access for All Is Top Priority
Redwood Times (Garberville, Calif.), April 24, 2012

Tina Tvedt, a Walden University Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) graduate, is the new executive director of Redwoods Rural Health Center. 

Smith Announced as New Assistant Nurse Manager
Rocky Mount Telegram (Tarboro, N.C.), April 21, 2012

Holly Allen Smith, a Walden University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Completion Program student, is the new assistant nurse manager for Vidant Edgecombe Hospital’s Medical and Surgical units. 

Golden Apple Awards: Glenbrook’s Chris Hendricks Introduces Laptops, iPads to Classroom
Green Bay Press-Gazette, April 20, 2012

Chris Hendricks, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate who specialized in Integrating Technology in the Classroom, won the 2012 Golden Apple Award for his success in helping children learn with technology.

Turning to Technology to Teach Math
Southern Maryland Newspapers Online, April 20, 2012

Bernadette Scheetz, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was named St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year, which puts her in the running for the chance to be named Maryland Teacher of the Year later this year.

Disco Icon Gloria Gaynor Plans to Turn Lehman Center Into “Party Central” With Hits Like “I Will Survive”
New York Daily News, April 19, 2012

Having recently earned her B.S. in Psychology from Walden University, singer Gloria Gaynor said she plans to open a recreation center for teenage parents in her hometown of Newark, N.J.

Marketing to Gen Y
Business 2 Community, April 15, 2012

According to a 2011 Walden University report, this generation has supported various social causes in large numbers, with 81% stating they had donated money, services or goods during the preceding 12 months, 70% saying they had educated others about a cause or issue and 68% replying that they have participated in a volunteer activity.

Cancer Treatment Center to Open in Belize
Ambergris Today (Belize), April 13, 2012

Edlin Leslie Sr. Hospice in the Pipeline in Dangriga
Channel 5 Belize, April 13, 2012

Raquel Battle, a Walden University Ph.D. in Health Services student specializing in Healthcare Administration, participated in the fifth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) and completed a CGI U Commitment to Action pledge to build the Edlin Leslie Sr. Hospice in Belize, Central America, and to establish the Belizean Educational Association for Treatment (BEAT) of Cancer.

Encouraging Your Staff to Volunteer in Your Community
Medical Office Today, April 11, 2012

Gary Bickford, a Walden University Ph.D. in Health Services graduate, outstanding alumni award winner and Scholar of Change, is featured in an online article about volunteerism and medical practices.

First Lady, Governor Honor STEM Teachers With GIANTS Award
Idaho Education News, April 10, 2012

Dick Jordan, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was one of three Idaho Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers to receive a 2012 GIANTS Award from the governor.

CAEDC Hires Economic Development Director
CPBJNow.com, April 5, 2012

Jonathan C. Bowser, a Walden University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was named the new director of economic development and corporate vice president for the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp.

Break Into Health IT: 9 Master’s Degree Programs
InformationWeek Healthcare, April 5, 2012

Walden University’s M.S. in Health Informatics program is highlighted in a feature article on master’s degree programs for health information technology.

Finding Your Supreme Power – Keep Your Kid from Being Bullied
WebTalkRadio.net, April 2, 2012

Dr. Colleen Logan, program coordinator for the M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling in Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service, discusses many aspects of bullying.

A Better Lesson Plan
Community Health Magazine (Page 38), April 2012

Dr. Barry Birnbaum, Special Education specialization coordinator for the Ph.D. in Education program in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, was interviewed about autism and learning.

March

Johnston County Special Ed Teacher to Serve on Governor’s Advisory Council
The Clayton News-Star (N.C.), March 31, 2012

Bonnie Vause, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, was appointed to serve on the North Carolina Governor’s Teachers Advisory Committee, where she will advise the governor and state policymakers on issues affecting education.

Mansfield Gets a New Principal
Cov News (Covington, Ga.), March 22, 2012

Lynne DiNardo, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, has been named as the new principal of Mansfield Elementary School in Newton County, Ga.

Longtime Educator Named Executive Director of New Charter Academy in San Miguel
San Luis Obispo Tribune (Calif.), March 21, 2012

Robert Bourgault, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was named the executive director for the Almond Acres Charter Academy.

Social Change Impact Report
Charity Navigator Blog, March 19, 2012

A new Walden University/Harris Interactive survey shows that 92% of Americans have taken action to engage in positive social change in the past year.

John McCauley Finds Time to Patrol Eastlake While Teaching at Colleges
The News-Herald (Ohio), March 13, 2012

John C. McCauley, who recently earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University, holds adjunct faculty positions at six colleges throughout the country and is a full-time patrolman for the Eastlake Police Department.

Pursuing Higher Nursing Degrees Online
Advance for Nurses, March 12, 2012

Cynthia Hickman, a Walden University Ph.D. in Health Services student and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, gives her views on the role of distance education in nurse training.

Online MBA 2012 Listing
Financial Times, March 12, 2012

Walden University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed among distance M.B.A. degree programs offered by 48 of the top business schools.

Houk Is New OSU Extension Director in Columbiana County 
Farm and Dairy, March 7, 2012

Katie Houk, a Walden University M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, is the Ohio State University Extension’s newest educator and director in Columbiana County, Ohio.

Behind the Degree: Master of Science in Leadership  
Metro Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston), March 4, 2012

Dr. William Schulz III, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Management, explains the growth of M.S. in Leadership programs.

February

Why Six Students Chose Online Education
Chicago Tribune/U.S. News & World Report, February 24, 2012

Meredith Hart, a Walden University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, is featured among students who chose online higher education to pursue business, education and engineering degrees.

Why I'll Never Retire
Life Goes Strong, February 24, 2012

Greg Banks, a Walden University Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, left his Fortune 500 job to teach, coach wrestling and work on a doctorate. He's never been happier.

Rosedale Resident Named Distinguished Lutheran Secondary Educator
Baltimore Sun, February 21, 2012

Carol Frey, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was named Distinguished Lutheran Secondary Educator of the Year by the Lutheran Education Association Secondary Educator's Network.

Course Correction: Retiring Was a Big Mistake
LifeGoesStrong.com, February 17, 2012

Linda Davis, a Walden University M.S. in Psychology student, shares her story about going back to school to get her master’s degree as well as working with a nonprofit to build schools in Guatemala.

Amidst M.B.A. Inflation, Executives Recommend Business Doctorates
U.S. News & World Report, February 17, 2012

Dr. William Schulz III, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Management, explains why students should consider a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) degree to stand out in today’s business environment.

Janelle Crowley Appointed ECC Chief Human Resources Officer
TribLocal Elgin (Ill.), February 10, 2012

Janelle Crowley, a Walden University Ph.D. in Management student, is Elgin Community College’s new chief human resources officer.

7 Places to Find Financial Aid for Adults
Bankrate.com, February 10, 2012

Jason Lum, a faculty member in Walden University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, was quoted in an article about access to college funding for older students. Lum recommended that older students use the interview process to highlight their personal and professional experiences.

Baum to Head Walden University
Gazette.net (Md.), February 8, 2012

Dr. Cynthia G. Baum is announced as the new president of Walden University.

Time for Online Ed?
Working Mother, February 2012

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean of Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service, provided the tips for this article on helping women prepare their families when they decide to go back to school online.

5 K–12 E-Learning Trends
THE Journal, February 2, 2012

Dr. Steve Canipe, a program director in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, discusses the advantages of using social networking in the classroom.

January

Supporting Children With Special Needs Siblings
SchoolFamily.com, January 31, 2012

Dr. Barry Birnbaum, special education specialization coordinator for the Ph.D. in Education program in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, was quoted in an article about children who have special-needs siblings. He talked about how birth order can play a role in the personality development of these children.

Powered by a Dream
MyCentralJersey.com, January 30, 2012

Yvonne Singer, a Walden University M.S. in Psychology graduate with cerebral palsy, has earned three degrees and teaches online for Middlesex County College in Edison, N.J.

10 Habits of Highly Successful Business Leaders
American Express Open Forum, January 28, 2012

Bruce Huang, Ph.D., a faculty member in Walden University’s School of Management, is quoted in this article about why some small companies weather adversity when others go under.

Why I Chose Online Education: Meredith Hart
U.S. News and World Report, January 26, 2012

Meredith Hart earned her Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Walden University online as she worked long hours at an ad agency. She is currently tourism marketing director at the Georgetown (S.C.) County Chamber of Commerce.

Stark State College Appoints Three New Deans
CantonRep.com (Ohio), January 25, 2012

Donald M. Ball, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, was named dean of the engineering, industrial and emerging technologies division at Stark State College.

A Woman's Calling to Change Young Lives
WestminsterPatch (Md.), January 25, 2012

Darcel Harris, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology graduate, discusses how her desire to give back lead to her starting Wee Can Help, an afterschool program to help children in school and in life.

Can Apple 'Reinvent the Textbook' Through iBooks and iPad?
PhoneDog, January 23, 2012

A study commissioned by The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University found that teachers who frequently used technology did not see much improvement in student areas such as completing homework thoroughly, analyzing information and communicating thoughts effectively in written form, though they did feel it helped them engage the student.

Author Spotlight: Debut Author Maryann B. Sawka
BlogCritics.org, January 12, 2012

Maryann B. Sawka, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is profiled about her new book, Good Table Manners Made Easy.

Higher Ed: Walden University Visits Education Talk Radio
blogtalkradio, January 11, 2012

Dr. Steve Canipe from Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership is interviewed on blogtalkradio. Canipe discusses the hot topic of incorporating arts into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Larry Moore Appointed Director of Critical Care and Emergency Services at St. Joseph Medical Center
CityBizList Baltimore, January 9, 2012

Larry Moore, RN, BSN, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, was named director of Critical Care and Emergency Services at St. Joseph Medical Center.

Stanovich Next Chamber President
Sierra Star (Oakhurst, Calif.), January 5, 2012

Janet Stanovich, a Walden University Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) graduate, was named the 2012 Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce president.

Former Principal Returns From Duty in Afghanistan
SoMdNews.com (Waldorf, Md.), January 4, 2012

Paul Fancella, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate and a lieutenant colonel in the National Guard, just returned from Afghanistan. He is a principal on assignment and is coordinating St. Mary’s public schools’ adult education program.

Rasmussen College Appoints Senior Vice President of Nursing
MedCity News, January 4, 2012

Dr. Florence Richman, a Walden University Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, was named Senior Vice President of Nursing at Rasmussen College’s School of Nursing.