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December

Hospice Leadership Changing 
The Advertiser-Tribune (Tiffin, Ohio), December 31, 2013

Mikki King, a Walden M.S. in Education graduate, is the new executive director of Community Hospice Care.

The Six Types of Social Change Agents: Which Type Are You? 
JustMeans, December 31, 2013

Everyone has the power to make a difference, whether big or small, local or global, and the 2013 Social Change Impact Report issued by Walden University identifies six distinct types of change makers.

Study: 82% of Social Change Agents Prefer Products from Responsible Companies
Sustainable Brands, December 16, 2013

Eighty-two percent of those actively engaged in social change make an effort to support companies that behave responsibly toward the people and environment in the communities where they operate, according to a new study by Walden University.

Don’t Tick Off Socially Conscious Consumers—New Research
LeonardSipes.com, December 16, 2013

A recent report by Walden University characterizes the types of people engaged in social change throughout the world and their willingness to express feelings through digital interactions.

Ugandan Ph.D. Student Wins U.S. University Scholars’ Contest
New Vision, December 13, 2013

Bakali Mukasa, a Walden Ph.D. in Health Services student, was awarded a Scholars of Change grant for his efforts to fight malnutrition in Uganda.

Youth Obesity and Family Fitness
National radio media tour, December 12, 2013

Dr. Shelley Armstrong, a faculty member in Walden’s School of Health Sciences, conducted live and taped radio interviews about youth obesity and how families can incorporate fun physical activity into their daily routines. National networks included Main Street Radio, Good Parenting Radio, and Everyday Family. Stations in local markets included Columbus, Ohio; Albuquerque, N.M.; Miami; Cincinnati; Denver; Minneapolis; Salt Lake City; New York; Tennessee; and Washington, D.C.

Social Change Impact Report
Pro Bono Australia, December 11, 2013

On average, 92% of adults around the world say they have engaged in positive social change at some point in their lives, according to the 2013 Social Change Impact Report by Walden University.

New Study Reveals Six Types of Social Change Agents Around the World
CharityVillage, December 10, 2013

As revealed in Walden University’s 2013 Social Change Impact Report, there are six distinct types of social change agents around the world.

People May Be Hardwired to Be Rude to Waiters
CNN: Eatocracy, December 6, 2013

Dr. David Solot, a Walden Ph.D. in Psychology graduate, gives a possible explanation for rudeness, explaining it as a quirk of the way we think about other people called the fundamental attribution error.

New Water Chief Appointed for Dana Point
Laguna Niguel-Dana Point Patch, December 4, 2013

Andrew Brunhart, a Walden Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, has been appointed as the new general manager to the South Coast Water District after being selected from about 50 qualified applicants.

November

Woman’s Desire to Help Others Inspires Her to Earn Ph.D. 
Fox WBRC, November 28, 2013

Marlene Humphrey, a Walden Ph.D. in Psychology graduate and single mother of four, shares her story of perseverance and thanksgiving.

Artist’s Visit Revs Student Creativity 
Argonaut Online (Southern California), November 26, 2013

Walden University awarded Coeur d’Alene Elementary School in Venice, Calif., a $5,000 grant that will buy an interactive digital SMART board. The school celebrated the grant as part of its Educator for a Day activities, which included a visit by game designer and award-winning author Micah Linton.

Baxterville School One of Five in Nation to Receive Educator for a Day Grant
WDAM (Hattiesburg, Miss.), November 21, 2013

High school students from across Lamar County and some community members gathered in Baxterville to see how teachers make a difference in students’ lives as part of the annual Educator for a Day event supported by Walden University.

NECP Literacy Program Gets a Boost
The Daily Southerner (Tarboro, N.C.), November 22, 2013

North East Carolina Prep School’s reading program just received a boost–a $5,000 grant from Walden University.

Theodore Byrne: Assistant Professor Receives U.S. Meritorious Service Medal
California State University, Dominguez Hills, November 18, 2013

Theodore Byrne, a Walden Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, has been awarded the United States Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding service in the U.S. military.

Hamline Emphasizes Social Media During International Education Week
Twin Cities Daily Planet, November 18, 2013

During Hamline University’s International Education Week, Dr. Christa Ward of Walden University’s College of Undergraduate Studies discussed the possibility of using Skype for educational purposes.

What Every School Teacher Must Know About Nutrition
BlogTalkRadio, November 17, 2013

Listen as Divya L. Selvakumar, a Walden Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration student and author of the new book Food for Thought: A Story on Nutrition, discusses the importance of teaching good nutrition in school.

Davis Talks About Uncommon Friends
News-Press.com (Fort Myers, Fla.), November 17, 2013

Gray Davis, a Walden Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, discusses his work with the Uncommon Friends Foundation.

‘Educator for a Day’ Gives Peek Into Classroom
HattiesburgAmerican.com (Miss.), November 15, 2013

Baxterville School, one of only five schools nationwide to receive a $5,000 grant from Walden University, is hosting “Educator for a Day.”

Northeast Colorado Health Department's Dr. Cappello Receiving National Recognition for Radon Research
Sterling Journal-Advocate (Colo.), November 7, 2013

Dr. Tony Cappello, a Walden Ph.D. in Public Health graduate and public health director for the Northeast Colorado Health Department, was featured as one of the top research and newsworthy presenters at the American Public Health Association's 141st annual meeting and exposition in Boston. 

Teachers of the Year
The Moultrie Observer (Ga.), November 7, 2013

Martha Belcher, a Walden M.S.in Education (M.S.Ed.) graduate, is Teacher of the Year at Stringfellow Elementary School in Moultrie, Ga. This is her second time being named a Teacher of the Year.

The Evolution of Sustainability Planning in Grand Rapids
TriplePundit, November 1, 2013

An article by Haris Alibašić, a Commitment to Social Change Scholarship winner and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration student at Walden.

Former Kenly Resident Bonnie Vause Publishes First Novel, “Fast Escape”
Kenly News (N.C.), November 1, 2013

Bonnie Vause, a Walden Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, began her novel at the same time she was working on her doctoral research.

October

Roanoke Building Commissioner Headed to Schools Job
The Roanoke Times (Va.), October 29, 2013

Jeff Shawver, a Walden Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, is poised to become the Roanoke school system’s new chief of physical plants.

Why School Lunches Could Be Adding to the Obesity Epidemic and What You Can Do to Help
eNannySource, October 28, 2013

Dr. Timothy Radak, program coordinator for Walden’s Ph.D. in Public Health program, was quoted on how parents can work to improve the lunch selections within a school district.

Getting Enthused About Fundraising: What Nonprofits and Board Members Need to Know
NonprofitInformation.com, October 28, 2013

Dr. Gary Kelsey, a faculty member in Walden’s School of Public Policy and Administration, discusses the hesitancy of nonprofit board members to become involved in fundraising and shares tips on how to engage them more effectively.

Jongsma Named Chief Nursing Officer at Providence
Palos Verdes Peninsula News (Calif.), October 24, 2013

Michael Jongsma, RN, a Walden Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, has been named to lead a staff of 750 nurses at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance as the hospital’s chief nursing officer.

Americans Raise Funds to Fight Malnutrition in Jinja
New Vision (Uganda), October 21, 2013

Faces of Hope International (FHI) held a fundraising charity walk in Medford, Mass. with the participation of the local community and Walden Global Days of Service volunteers, coordinated by Walden Ph.D. in Health Services student and FHI founder Bakali Mukasa.

5 Minn. Executives Make National "Women Worth Watching" list
Twin Cities Business, October 21, 2013

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, associate dean for Walden’s School of Counseling and School of Social Work and Human Services, is among 159 “Women Worth Watching,” according to Profiles in Diversity Journal magazine.

Rep. Dillard to Speak at Honors Convocation 
The Item (Sumter, S.C.), October 10, 2013

Rep. Chandra E. Dillard, a Walden University Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, addressed Morris College’s Fall Honors Convocation.

Face of Hope International USA Holds a Global Days of Service Fundraiser Walk for Uganda Children in Medford, MA 
Ugandan Diaspora News, October 5, 2013

Face of Hope International held its first-ever Global Days of Service Fundraiser Walk at Medford Square in Medford, Mass., coordinated by Walden University Ph.D. in Health Services student Bakali Mukasa.

Johnstown Native Will Speak at Freedom Fund Banquet 
The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.), October 5, 2013

Charvonne Holliday, a Walden University Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) graduate and coordinator of international projects at Windber Research Institute, Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, will be the keynote speaker at the NAACP’s Freedom Fund Banquet.

BPHS Grad Gets Faculty Award 
Belle Plain Herald (Minn.), October 2, 2013

Molly (Meyer) Gerrish, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education student, received the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award for the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

September

Workplace Bullying 
National radio media tour, September 26, 2013

Dr. Colleen Logan, program director for Walden University’s M.S. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling; M.S. in Career Counseling; and M.S. in Addiction Counseling, addressed issues involving workplace bullying in 17 live and taped interviews on radio stations nationwide, including The Wall Street Journal Radio Network, Main Street Radio and Family Life Radio and in the Minneapolis; Norfolk, Va.; Philadelphia; Boston; New York; Los Angeles; Detroit; Miami; Albuquerque, N.M.; Tennessee regional and Dallas-Ft. Worth markets.

Community News 
National Peace Corps Association, September 26, 2013

Bob Williams, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration student, is running for lieutenant governor in Alaska. He won the Alaska State Teacher of the Year Award in 2009.

School Districts’ Policy Manuals Actually Have Useful Information, Atwater Assistant Superintendent Believes 
Merced Sun-Star, September 22, 2013

Dr. Lynn Lysko, Atwater Elementary School District’s new assistant superintendent for educational services, did her doctoral study at Walden University on a school district that didn’t follow its policies on teaching English learners. After completing her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in December, she received Walden's prestigious Frank Dilley Award for Outstanding Doctoral Study.

Should Kids Have Homework? 
Education.com, September 19, 2013

Dr. Martha Cheney, program director for early childhood programs at Walden University, explains how to avoid the potential downsides of homework.

Expert Advice to Help You Address Anorexia and Bulimia 
Expert Beacon

Dr. Tiffany Rush-Wilson, a faculty member of Walden University’s M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program, offers advice on eating disorders.

Harmony Elementary Names Kristine Elrod as Teacher of the Year 
Fetchyournews.com, September 16, 2013

Kristine Elrod, a Walden University M.S in Education graduate, is Harmony Elementary School's Teacher of the Year.

2014 Women Worth Watching 
Diversity Journal, September/October 2013

Dr. Savitri Dixon-Saxon, Walden University’s associate dean in the School of Counseling and School of Social Work and Human Services, is profiled in this annual list of women executives who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in their careers.

Focus on Education 
The Modesto Bee (Calif.), September 11, 2013

Dr. Lynn Lysko, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, was awarded the Frank Dilley Award for her doctoral study, “An Analysis of Governance Policies and Practices in One School District Regarding English Learners.”

Michael Butler Makes History as First African-American Elected Mayor of City of Orangeburg 
The Times and Democrat (S.C.), September 10, 2013

Michael C. Butler, a Walden University M.S.in Education graduate, is the first African-American mayor of Orangeburg, S.C.

University Hires 16 New Faculty Members 
Observer-Reporter (Pa.), September 6, 2013

Amanda Machesky, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, will teach Nursing Care for the Childrearing Family and Advanced Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice.

Shannon Blick Named Principal of Ann Arbor’s Lawton Elementary School 
AnnArbor.com, September 3, 2013

Shannon Blick, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, has been named principal of Lawton Elementary School in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Why You Can’t Ignore Millennials 
Forbes, September 4, 2013

Walden’s 2011 Social Change Impact Report is cited: “Even despite a poor economy, millennials strive to give back to society. Eighty-one percent have donated money, goods, or services.”

Muskingum University Awards Faculty 
Zanesville Times Recorder (Ohio), September 3, 2013

Shelley Amstutz-Szalay, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Health graduate, was awarded the William Oxley Thompson Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Medical Director Chosen for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center 
The Press-Enterprise (Calif.), September 3, 2013

Dr. Richard Pitts, a Walden University Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences graduate (now Ph.D. in Management) whose career as a physician, health educator, and hospital administrator spans nearly 40 years, has been named medical director of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif.

For Busy Nurse, Even Labor Day Is No Time to Rest 
Lancaster Online (Pa.), September 2, 2013

Dennis Mitterer, a Walden University Ph.D. in Management candidate, talks about how he finds the time to work full time, have four part-time jobs, write a book, and do research for his dissertation.

August

Medical Informatics 
Military Medical & Veterans Affairs Forum, August 2013

Walden University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Nursing Informatics and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are highlighted, including quotes from Dr. Tracy Scott, nursing informatics program coordinator in Walden’s School of Nursing.

Counselor Deepens Cultural Competency on Return Volunteer Service Trip to Tanzania 
Counseling Today, August 30, 2013

Brandé Flamez, a faculty member in the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program at Walden University, recently completed her second volunteer service trip to Tanzania. She spent her time following up on the projects she and Judith Green, a fellow counseling faculty member at Walden, implemented the previous year.

New BC Warden Has Lofty Plans 
The Bolivar Commercial (Miss.), August 30, 2013

Ora Starks, a Walden University Ph.D. in Human Services candidate, is the new warden for the Bolivar County Regional Correctional Facility.

Mission Trip a Powerful Experience for New Lenox Woman 
The Herald-News (Ill.), August 28, 2013

Helen Hicks, a Walden University Ph.D. in Management candidate who wrote her dissertation on off-grid solar power, traveled to Nicaragua to help install a solar electric system at an elementary school.

Cane Bay’s Dalpiaz Wins Teacher of the Year 
The Summerville Journal Scene (S.C.), August 28, 2013

Shelley Dalpiaz, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, has been recognized as American Board National Teacher of the Year for 2012–2013.

Dearborn Fire Chief Accepted Into Executive Fire Officer Program 
Dearborn Patch (Mich.), August 26, 2013

Dearborn Fire Chief Joseph P. Murray, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration graduate, has been accepted to the prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program offered by the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

Local Business Newsmakers 
DJournal.com (Miss.), August 25, 2013

Mary Jo Hinton, a Walden University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, is the recipient of the 2013 Health Link Tupelo Office Manager of the Year Award.

Walden Launches D.I.T. Program 
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal, August 23, 2013

Responding to employment growth in the computer and information-systems management field, Walden University recently launched an online Doctor of Information Technology (D.I.T.) program.

Counselor From Hudson Appointed to State Board 
The Daily Telegram (Mich.), August 20, 2013

LuAnn Sawdey-Roberts, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology candidate, joins the 11-member board that assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs in overseeing the practice of more than 8,800 counselors in Michigan.

Interview with Author Gary R. Bickford, PhD, FNP-BC: 'Our Stress is Killing Us' 
Examiner.com , August 15, 2013

Gary R. Bickford, a Walden University Ph.D in Health Services graduate and 2011 Scholars of Change winner, talks to the Examiner about his book, Our Stress is Killing Us: Money-back Guaranteed Solutions.

Speech Therapy Business Celebrates Second Anniversary 
Kileen Daily Herald (Texas), August 10, 2013

Marcia Reese, a Walden University Doctor of Education ( Ed.D.) student, celebrated the second anniversary of Who’s Talking Now, her speech therapy center.

Melrose Elementary School Welcomes Hughes as New Administrator 
The Daily Record (Wooster, Ohio), August 4, 2013

Jodie Hughes, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is Melrose Elementary School’s new administrator.

FirstHealth Cancer Services Director to Lead New Hoke Hospital Campus 
The Pilot (Moore County, N.C.), August 2, 2013

Susan Beaty, R.N., a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, was hired as the administrator for the Hoke Campus of Moore Regional Hospital.

Superintendent Wins Regional Award 
The Wilson Daily Times (N.C.), August 2, 2013

Anthony Jackson, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate and superintendent of Nash-Rocky Mount Schools, has been named the Central Carolina Regional Education Service Alliance Superintendent of the Year.

July

Davis Hopes to be Named Fairfield’s Teacher of the Year 
Herald Independent (Winnsboro, S.C.), July 30, 2013

Ashley Coleman Davis, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, is a nominee for Fairfield County School District’s Teacher of the Year.

Portage Resident and Former Portage Township Schools Teacher Debuts Novel 
Portage Life (Ind.), July 29, 2013

Dale S. Ailes, a Walden University M.S. in Higher Education student, has just released his debut novel, Asleep with One Eye Open.

New Health Care College Opens Doors in RTP 
The Herald Sun (Durham, N.C.), July 29, 2013

Christopher Arori, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Health graduate, is president and CEO of a new college that he started this summer, the Research Triangle College of Health Sciences and Technology.

Local Governments Must Take Charge of Building Resilient Communities 
Triple Pundit, July 29, 2013

Haris Alibašić, a Walden University Ph.D. Public Policy and Administration student and director of the Office of Energy and Sustainability for the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, contributed an article about meeting the challenges faced by communities.

Stagg Math Teacher Among State Finalists 
The Record (Sacramento), July 23, 2013

Andrew Walter, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is among five California finalists for the 2013 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Administrative Appointments Announced for CMCSS Schools 
Business & Heritage (Clarksville, Ken.), July 23, 2013

Ptosha Maclin, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, will be the assistant principal at Kenwood Elementary School for the next school year.

Birmingham Soldier Earns Doctorate in Kuwait 
ABC 33/40 (Birmingham, Ala.), July 15, 2013

Master Sgt. Dennis King received his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Walden University while serving in Kuwait.

West Florida Healthcare
PNJ.com (Pensacola, Fla.), June 20, 2013

Vicki Baker, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has been named the director of emergency services at West Florida Healthcare.

Local Teachers Part Of TOY Competition
The Reporter (Hillsboro, Texas), July 12, 2013

Laura Moulder, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was named secondary-level Teacher of the Year for Hillsboro Independent School District.

New Principals at Grant High School, Foothill Oaks Elementary
North Sac Beat (Sacramento, Calif.), July 10, 2013

Sylvia Hanna, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is the new principal at Foothill Oaks Elementary.

Meet Angelina Jolie’s Stand-in: a Helena Man and Former Refugee
Independent Record (Helena, Mont.), July 7, 2013

Wilmot Collins, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology student and a Liberian refugee, was a stand-in for Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie to speak at the State Department in commemoration of World Refugee Day.

Cittadino Lands Top Job in Old Bridge Schools
Suburban (Manalapan, N.J.), July 4, 2013

David Cittadino, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, was appointed superintendent of Old Bridge Township Public Schools.

Havertown’s Ronald Algeo Receives Award from Ursinus
Main Line Media News (Ardmore, Penn.), July 3, 2013

Ronald Algeo, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is the recipient of the Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin Educator Award from Ursinus College for 2013.

New Principal Named for Centennial Elementary in Loveland
Reporter Herald (Loveland, Colo.), July 1, 2013

Kimberly Tymkowych, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is the next principal of Centennial Elementary School in Loveland.

June

Technology Broadens Horizons for Miami-Dade Students With Disabilities
Miami Herald, June 29, 2013

Dr. Barry Birnbaum, special education specialization coordinator of the Ph.D. in Education Program in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University, is quoted on the use of assistive technology in the classroom.

School Board Approves New System Administrators
Newton Citizen (Ga.), June 27, 2013

Shannon Buff, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, was named director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development in the Newton County School System.

New Leaders on Campus
Statesman (Austin, Texas), June 24, 2013

Bridgette Cornelius, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was named principal of Bluebonnet Elementary.

West Florida Healthcare 
PNJ.com (Pensacola, Fla.), June 20, 2013

Vicki Baker, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has been named the director of emergency services at West Florida Healthcare.

Monadnock School Board Hires New Principals 
SentinelSource.com (N.H.), June 20, 2013

Lynn Carey, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, was named principal of Mount Caesar Elementary School in Swanzey Center, N.H.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Nurse Earns Leadership Award 
The Bellingham Business Journal (Wash.), June 14, 2013

Harprit “Preet” Singh, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, has been named Authentic Leader of the Year by the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives.

Coastal Christian to Get New Principal 
Santa Maria Times (Calif.), June 13, 2013

Dave Rehnberg, a Walden University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, will serve as the principal of Coastal Christian School in Arroyo Grande, Calif.

Commentary: A Home with Two Fathers, and No Shortage of Love 
The Grio (NBC News), June 13, 2013

Mark Maxwell, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Administration candidate, is writing his dissertation on the impact of North Carolina’s second-parent adoption policy on same-sex couples who adopt children from foster care.

Springfielder Named Outstanding Teacher of the Year 
Springfield Patch (N.J.), June 12, 2013

Pamela Friedman, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was recognized as one of Westfield's Outstanding Intermediate School Teachers of the year.

Wells-Ogunquit Board Appoints Superintendent of Schools
Foster's Daily Democrat (Portsmouth, Maine), June 11, 2013

Ellen H. Schneider, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, is the next superintendent of Wells-Ogunquit Schools.

Orange Regional Appoints Magnet Program Director 
Times Herald-Record (Middletown, N.Y.), June 11, 2013

Jean Pozza, a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student, has been appointed Magnet Program director at Orange Regional Medical Center. 

District Five Announces Teacher of the Year
GoUpstate.com (Spartanburg, S.C.), June 10, 2013

Kristy Garrett, a Walden M.S.in Education graduate, is the 2013–2014 District Teacher of the Year for District Five Schools of Spartanburg County.

Liverpool Names New Superintendent 
Your News Now (Syracuse, N.Y.), June 10, 2013

Mark Potter, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, is the new superintendent of Liverpool School District. 

Albemarle County Schools Announce Three New Assistant Principals
The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Va.), June 7, 2013

Wendy Eckerle, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, will become Brownsville’s newest assistant principal.

Kathleen Benyo, Ph.D., Selected as Chamber's 2013 Athena Recipient 
Panorama Community Magazine (Hazelton, Pa.), June 2013

Kathleen Benyo, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Greater Hazelton Chamber of Commerce Athena Award. 

May

Elmsford Schools To Appoint Joseph Ricca, Jr., Superintendent
The Daily Voice (N.Y.), May 29, 2013

Dr. Joseph L. Ricca, Jr., a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, is the new superintendent of Elmsford School District. 

Public School Pupils Win Scholarship, as Berkley Science Magnet School Partners Ogudu Nursery and Primary School
World Stage (Lagos, Nigeria), May 28, 2013

Dr. Maria Onyia, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education graduate, is the Chief Operating Officer of Berkley Science Magnet School in Lagos and played a key role in Berkley’s partnership with Ogudu Nursery and Primary School.

Reformers Focus on Recruiting Better Students for Teacher Training
Miami Herald, May 28, 2013

Walden University cited as a top producer of teaching degrees according to federal data.

Creole/English Haitian Folk Tales a Labor of Love
News-Press.com (Fort Meyers, Fla.), May 25, 2013

Mireille Lauture, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology graduate, has just published her fifth book, a Creole/English Haitian folk tale, The Suspicious Pig.

Owens Named AHS Principal
CovNews (Covington, Ga.), May 21, 2013

Sandra Owens, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, has been named the new principal of Alcovy High School.

Webb Is New Dean of Academic Tech at ATC
WALB News (Albany, Ga.), May 16, 2013

Troycia Webb, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) student, is the new Dean of Academic Technology at Albany Technical College.

Stressing the Importance of Family and Education
Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, Md.), May 11, 2013

Susan Ruiz, an M.S. in Psychology graduate and a Ph.D. in Psychology student, earned her degree while working three jobs and raising her three sons as a single mother.

Birmingham Math Educator Named 2013 Alabama Teacher of the Year
WSFA, May 9, 2013

Dr. Alison Grizzle, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, is the 2013-2014 Alabama Teacher of the Year.

Leadership Throughout an Organization Promotes Sustainable Success
American Management Association, May 6, 2013

Dr. William Schulz III, a faculty member in Walden University’s School of Management, contributed an article on systemic leadership and the importance of focusing on the development of a systemic leadership culture within an organization, rather than focusing on individual leaders.

Once Homeless, Gaston Teacher Now Recognized for Inspiring Learning
Gaston Gazette (Gaston County, Ga.), May 3, 2013

Michelle Ellis, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, was named teacher of the year by Classroom Central, a Charlotte, N.C., nonprofit that distributes school supplies to teachers.

PCHS Gets New Principal
Martinsville Bulletin (Va.), May 3, 2013

Kenneth “Trey” Cox, a Walden University M.S.in Education graduate, is the new principal of Patrick County High School.

Diverse Conversations: Online Universities and Underserved Student Populations 
Huffington Post, May 2, 2013

Reprint of the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education interview with Dr. Cynthia Baum, president of Walden University, about how online universities like Walden helping underserved student populations succeed. 

April

Diverse Conversations: Online Universities and Underserved Student Populations
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, April 30, 2013

Dr. Cynthia Baum, president of Walden University, shared her perspective in a Q&A on how online universities like Walden are paving the way for underserved student populations and helping them succeed.

Reading, Writing and Literacy: Cornerstones of Student Success 
BlogTalkRadio, April 29, 2013

Dr. Lora Dagel, contributing faculty member for theTeacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, discussed why developing literacy should be an educational priority in every classroom, school, and district.

Birmingham, Hoover Teachers Among Final Four for 2013-14 Alabama Teacher of the Year 
AL.com, April 29, 2013

Dr. Alison Grizzle, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) graduate, is a finalist for 2013–14 Alabama Teacher of the Year.

Howard Picked to Fight Obesity Among Floridians
West Orlando News, April 23, 2013

Dr. Catherine Howard, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Health graduate, was named coordinator of the Florida Department of Health’s Healthiest Weight Initiative.

Henshaw Hired as New Haymarket Town Manager 
Culpeper Times (Va.), April 2013

Brian Henshaw, a Walden University Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, is set to begin serving as town manager of Haymarket, Va.

Connecting on a Virtual Campus 
Military Advanced Education, April 2013

Nelson Mellitz, a retired Air Force colonel and current Walden University Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, is quoted in an article about how social media and virtual experiences enhance the online classroom. He shares information about Walden’s eCampus virtual communities—in particular, the community he established for service members, veterans, and their families.

American Teacher Lends Talent to Educate Guatemalans 
Fox News Latino, April 10, 2013

Irene Barry, a student in Walden University’s Ph.D. in Education program specializing in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, helps emotionally-impaired and behaviorally-troubled students by day, then helps rural teachers in Guatemala who want to improve their English and computer skills at night.

2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Shares Her Views on Life Skills Needed for Children 
The Murray County News (Minn.), April 10, 2013

Katy Smith, a Walden University M.S. in Early Childhood Studies student, was the first early childhood educator and parent educator to be honored as Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

As Distinctions Blur, For-Profit and Nonprofit Higher Education Will Evolve Together 
The EvoLLLution, April 9, 2013

Dr. Eric Riedel, chief academic officer of Walden University, contributed an article on the evolution of higher education and the changes that are likely in the near future.

Aztec Teacher Develops Online Courses for Rural Teachers in Guatemala 
Las Cruces Sun-News (N.M.), April 8, 2013

Irene Barry, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education student, has written and developed two online courses for teachers in Guatemala as part of her online doctoral work in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment specialization.

New Manager, More Retirements Get KC Approval 
The Express (Lock Haven, Pa.), April 6, 2013

Susan L. Blesh, Walden University Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, has been hired as the new business manager for Keystone Central School District.

Does Your Child Have ADHD? Understand the Signs and Your Options as a Parent 
HowToLearn.com, April 3, 2013

Dr. Barry Birnbaum, special education specialization coordinator for the Ph.D. in Education program in Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, contributed this article to help parents understand attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) characteristics and treatment options.

New Principals 
Newsmagazine Network (Chesterfield, Mo.), April 1, 2013

Dr. Gina Piccinni, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, will serve as the principal of Carman Trails Elementary.

March

Mayor Chris Rey Works to Bring Change, Improve Image of Spring Lake 
The Fayetteville Observer (N.C.), March 31, 2013

Chris Rey, a Walden University B.S. in Business Administration graduate, is profiled about his work as mayor of Spring Lake, N.C.

Parkway Names New Principal for Carman Trails Elementary 
Ballwin-Ellisville (Mo.) Patch, March 21, 2013

Dr. Gina Piccinni, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed. D. ) graduate, will be the new principal of Carman Trails Elementary School in Parkway, Mo.

Haw River Native Breaks Ground for Postal Service 
Times-News (Burlington, N.C.), March 20, 2013

Teresa Long, a Walden University Ph. D. in Management student, is the first female and first black postmaster in Roxboro, N.C..

Scientists Prove You Really Can Tell What Your Dog Is Feeling by Looking at its Face
The Telegraph (U.K.), March 17, 2013

A study by Dr. Tina Bloom, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology graduate, and Dr. Harris Friedman, a Walden School of Psychology faculty member, found that people with minimal experience with dogs were better at identifying canine disgust and anger, perhaps because dog owners convinced themselves that their dog was not aggressive and so the associated facial expression was “just playing.”

New Personnel Director Will Stay the Course 
Orland Press-Register (Willows, Calif.), March 15, 2013

Jamie Leigh Cannon, a Walden University M.S. in Human Resource Management and B.S. in Business Administration graduate, is the new Personnel Director of Glenn County, Calif.

Great Plains Regional Medical Center Hires New CNO
Executive Insight, March 9, 2013

Tadd Greenfield, a Walden University Master of Healthcare Administration graduate, was hired as chief nursing officer for Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb.

Harkreader Named Sumner's Teacher of the Year
The Portland Leader (Tenn.), March 8, 2013

Kim Harkreader, a Walden University M.S.in Education graduate, has been chosen Sumner County K–4 Teacher of the Year for the 2012–2013 school year.

Rome Inspires Young Learners
Kanabec County Times (Minn.), March 7, 2013

Maurna Rome, a Walden University M.S.in Education graduate, received the Minnesota Celebrate Literacy Award, became one of only 377 teachers in the state who are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and was nominated for Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year.

Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Names Director of Investor Services
Trade Show Expo, March 7, 2013

Terrence Thornton, a Walden University M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, has been promoted to the Director of Investor Services and Development.

Grown-Up Bullying
Counseling Today, March 1, 2013

Dr. Stacee Reicherzer, assessment coordinator for Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service, discusses workplace bullying in this second article in a two-part series examining the culture of bullying at various stages throughout the life span.

February

Brown Appointed
Cincinnati.com, February 28, 2013

Amy Brown, a Walden University M.S.in Education graduate, was named director of National College’s Florence campus. 

New Vice President to Set Competitive Pace in Fast-Growing Grad Programs
Eastern Mennonite University, (Va.) February 28, 2013

Jim Smucker, a Walden University Ph.D. in Management graduate, has been named the first full-time dean of graduate studies at Eastern Mennonite University.

Lt. Michael D. Gatson, ABD, LMSW, ACSW—2013 Black History Month Celebration!
National Association of Social Workers, February 2013

Michael D. Gatson, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology student, was interviewed about his career as a social worker.

Achievement First Names Morgan Carter as Principal
The Valley Breeze (R.I.), February 19, 2013

Morgan Carter, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, has been named the founding principal of Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy Elementary. 

IVCC Professor Receives a Scholarship
AM-1220 WLPO (Ill.), February 15, 2013

Sue Caley Opsal, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education student, is receiving a $25,000 Commitment to Social Change Scholarship from Walden.

Seamless Teaching: Navigating the Inclusion Spectrum
Teaching Tolerance, Spring 2013

Dr. Barry BirnbaumSpecial Education specialization coordinator for the Ph.D. in Education program in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, was featured in an article on the inclusion classroom for general education teachers, advising on how to inform and inspire teachers so they can best serve their students.

CCHE Researcher Ms. Ranin Magdi Donates $2,500 of Scholars of Change Winnings to ECN
Egypt Cancer Network, February 11, 2013

Ranin Magdi, a Walden University M.S. in Health Informatics student and a researcher at Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt who won a $10,000 prize in Walden University’s Scholars of Change video contest, generously donated $2,500 of her prize to Egypt Cancer Network.

WCCH Announces Leadership Changes
Sulphur Daily News (La.), February 8, 2013

Brenda Quesnel, RN, a Walden University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, has been named vice president of patient care/chief nursing officer for West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Jennifer Ackel, CHC, a Walden Master of Healthcare Administration student, has been named corporate compliance officer.

USC Adds Staff 
Madison County Courier (N.Y.), February 4, 2013

Jeffrey Trapp, who earned a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning from Walden University and is also a Ph.D. in Management student, has joined the faculty at Utica School of Commerce.

Hamblen County Names 2012–2013 Teachers of the Year
Citizen-Tribune (Tenn.), February 2, 2013

Olivia McGlothin, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is Russellville Elementary’s teacher of the year.

Locklear Gains Nursing Management Certificate
The Robesonian (N.C.), February 2, 2013

Maria H. Locklear, a Walden University Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) student, won the designation of certified nurse manager and leader by the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

January

Engaging in Social Change
Center for Living Peace, January 31, 2013

This infographic, based on the Social Change Impact Report from Walden University, depicts levels of engagement in social change.

PNC Will Host MLK Day Breakfast
The News Dispatch (Michigan City, Ind.), January 20, 2013

Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes, a Walden University Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, spoke about her most recent book, Influencing Today’s Youth: Shaping the Behaviors, Expectations and Aspirations of Tomorrow’s Leaders, and how it relates to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Four Online Education Program Considerations for International Students
U.S. News & World Report, January 16, 2013

Ranin Soliman, a Walden University M.S. in Health Informatics student and 2012 Scholars of Change winner from Egypt, was quoted in an article about what international students should consider and look for when choosing an online degree program.

Walden University Rewards Nurse With Scholarship
Nurse.com, January 14, 2013

Walden University awarded a $10,000 Change-Maker Scholarship to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student Lisa Chambers, RN, BSN, MPS. Chambers is a former nursing education consultant at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh.

New Dean Appointed at Violet Schumacher School of Nursing
Nurse.com, January 14, 2013

Dr. Bonnie Beardsley, RN, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education graduate, is the new dean of the Northwestern College Violet Schumacher School of Nursing in Bridgeview, Ill.

School Principal Named Texas Classroom Teachers Association Administrator of the Year
Grand Prairie Reporter (Grand Prairie, Texas), January 9, 2013

Dr. Catherine Bridges, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) graduate and principal at Juan Seguin Elementary School, has been named the 2012–13 Administrator of the Year (elementary school category) by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA).

A Life of Learning 
TheDEN [Denison University], January 4, 2013

Dr. Cynthia G. Baum, a 1978 graduate of Denison University, is profiled as she wraps up her first year as the ninth president of Walden University.

Teacher Spotlight: Lewisburg Primary’s Amanda Wheeler 
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis), January 3, 2013

Amanda Wheeler, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is Teacher of the Year for 2012–2013 at Lewisburg Primary School.