Walden University and its students, alumni, and faculty are making news. The following articles appeared in the media this year. To read each article, please click on the headline.

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July 2016

Former DA’s Investigator to Help With Albany’s Fight Against Blight Program
Albany Herald (Georgia)
July 31, 2016

Makeba Wright, a Walden University PhD in Psychology student, was profiled in her new role with the multi-agency Fight Against Blight program. Previously, Wright was an investigator with the Dougherty County District Attorney’s Office.

Frontier Superintendent Values Experiential Learning
Daily Hampshire Gazette (Massachusetts)
July 20, 2016

Dr. Lynn M. Carey, who earned her Doctor of Education (EdD) at Walden University, was named superintendent of the Frontier Regional School District. The article describes her path from paraprofessional to education leader.

NKU Director of Health Science Master’s Program Earns National Award
The Lane Report (Kentucky)
July 14, 2016

Dr. Tom Baxter, who earned a Doctor of Education (EdD) at Walden University, received the Dr. Ralph L. Kendall Outstanding Site Visitor Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. He is a program director in the College of Health Professions at Northern Kentucky University.

GSCPA Names Barbara J. Evans, CPA, Chair of Board of Directors
Savannah CEO (Georgia)
July 11, 2016

The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants named Walden University Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate Barbara J. Evans, CPA, CGMA, its chair of board of directors for the 2016–17 fiscal year.

Tkachyk Named New Kinuso Principal
Smoky River Express (Alberta, Canada)
July 2, 2016

Leon Tkachyk, a Walden University Doctor of Education (EdD) student, was named principal of Kinuso School. He was a principal in British Columbia and has taught in Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand.

Nurse.com Introduces the 2016 GEM Finalists – West States
July 1, 2016

Dometrives Armstrong, a Walden University Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student, is a 2016 GEM Awards finalist in the category of Excellence in Education and Mentorship. She teaches in the nursing department at San Diego City College and works with low-income housing projects.

June 2016

Inspira Nurse Appointed to AACN Leadership Board Nominating Committee
June 28, 2016

Michele Zucconi, who earned a Walden University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), was appointed to the Leadership Board Nominating Committee of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). She is the administrative director of critical care, cardiac catheterization and the interventional radiology laboratory at Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland in New Jersey.

Why Apologies Matter at Work
HRM (Canada)
June 20, 2016

Dr. Barbara Benoliel, academic program coordinator in Walden University’s Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services, discusses how apologies play a significant role in rebalancing and providing closure after conflicts in the workplace.

White River Junction VAMC Announces New Medical Center Director
The Berlin Daily Sun (New Hampshire)
June 20, 2016

Al Montoya, who earned a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from Walden University, was named director of White River Junction VA Medical Center, which provides care for more than 25,000 veterans in Vermont and New Hampshire.

The Emerging Promise of Doctoral Education
Vanguard (Nigeria)
June 16, 2016

Dr. Eric Riedel, chief academic officer at Walden University, explores the ways doctoral education is adapting to fit the 21st century, from the reasons why students pursue advanced degrees to the changing delivery of doctoral education.

One Minute With Hospitality House’s Donovan Neal
Spinal Column (Michigan)
June 15, 2016

Hospitality House Food Pantry’s executive director, Donovan Neal, who earned his MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Walden University, was interviewed about how his organization tackles hunger in the local community.

St. Mary’s County Superintendent of Schools, Mr. J. Scott Smith, Administrative Appointments
Southern Maryland News Net
June 9, 2016

Dr. Curtis Alston, who earned a Doctor of Education (EdD) from Walden University, was named Title I Elementary Student, Family, and Staff Engagement Supervisor for the St. Mary’s County Superintendent of Schools Department of Supplemental School Programs. Previously, he was principal of Lexington Park Elementary School.

Motivating the Remote Workforce
The Virgin Island Daily News
June 2, 2016

Dr. Lori LaCivita, Walden University’s program director for the MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, says that there are critical steps employers and employees need to take to ensure that teams with remote and office-based employees are effective.

Interview With Dr. Lori LaCivita
June 2, 2016

Dr. Lori LaCivita, program director for Walden University’s MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, provided her professional perspective on motivating employees who are in the office and remote.

May 2016

New HR Director at Hospice Savannah, Inc.
Savannah CEO (Georgia)
May 24, 2016

Jacque Stepherson, who earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Walden University with a specialization in Human Resource Management, was named Hospice Savannah’s director of human resources.

VMS’S Cody Moncrief Named 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year Runner-Up
Valdosta Today (Georgia)
May 23, 2016

Joseph “Cody” Moncrief, who earned his MS in Education (MSEd) from Walden University, was named runner-up for the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year award. Moncrief is a mathematics teacher at Valdosta Middle School.

St. Michael Names Thornell VP/Chief Nurse Executive
Texarkana Gazette (Texas)
May 16, 2016

Louise Thornell, who is pursuing a PhD in Nursing at Walden University, has been named vice-president/chief nurse executive for CHRISTUS® St. Michael Health System in Texarkana, Texas.

Dr. Noreen Lishak Appointed Superintendent of South Plainfield Schools
TAPinto.net (New Jersey)
May 13, 2016

Dr. Noreen Lishak, who earned a Doctor of Education (EdD) at Walden University, was appointed permanent superintendent of the South Plainfield School District in New Jersey.

New Principal Named for Glenallen Elementary School
AmericanTowns.com (Florida)
May 12, 2016

Rebecca Drum, who earned her MSEd at Walden University, was named principal of Glenallen Elementary School in North Port, Florida.

Glencoe Administrator Named New Principal of Holmes School
Chicago Tribune
May 12, 2016

Christine Zelaya, who earned her MSEd from Walden University, was named principal of Holmes Elementary School in Chicago.

John Woodson Receives Tri-County Technical College’s Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence
upstateBizSC.com (South Carolina)
May 11, 2016

John Woodson, who earned an MS in Communication from Walden University, received the Presidential Medallion for Instructional Excellence from Tri-County Technical College, where he is a media arts production program coordinator.

Schadenfreude: The Secret That’s Sabotaging Your Workforce
HRM Canada
May 6, 2016

Dr. Barbara Benoliel, academic program coordinator in Walden’s Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services, writes about how secretly taking pleasure in the discomfort of others affects workplace relationships.

Cat Fuller Douglas County’s New Community Health Nurse
Carson Valley Times (Nevada)
May 2, 2016

Catherine “Cat” Fuller, who earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden, is the new community health nurse/advanced practice registered nurse at the Douglas County Community Health Clinic.

April 2016

Education Shoutouts
Salisbury Post (North Carolina)
April 28, 2016

Micah Griffin, a Walden Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) graduate and a PhD in Health Services student, is recognized as one of the Scholars of Change video contest winners. He used his award to support Heal Our People Inc., a nonprofit he founded to improve the overall wellness of underserved minorities.

7 Steps to Success for Military Troops Who Want to Attend College Online
April 27, 2016

Dr. Yvonne Doll, a faculty member in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at Walden and retired Army lieutenant colonel, says, “Online provides more flexibility for someone on active duty as well as those with full-time jobs.”

Editorial: Ballinger Will Continue LCCC’s Growth
The Morning Journal (Ohio)
April 23, 2016

Dr. Marcia Ballinger, who earned her PhD in Education from Walden, was named president of Lorain County Community College. Formerly the provost and vice president for academic and learner services, she is the first female president of the community college.

LaShunna McInnis
Jackson Free Press (Mississippi)
April 22, 2016

LaShunna McInnis, an EdS in Educational Administration and Leadership student at Walden and high school English teacher, was named Jackson Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year for 2015–2016.

Nazareth Area School District Taps Stuart Whiteleather as New Business Administrator
The Morning Call (Pennsylvania)
April 19, 2016

Stuart Whiteleather, who earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Walden, was named business administrator and board secretary for the Nazareth Area School District.

Baker College Names New Director of Student Affairs
dbusiness (Michigan)
April 18, 2016

Iris Lane, who earned her Doctor of Education (EdD) from Walden, was named director of student affairs for the Auburn Hills campus of Baker College.

New Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Joins DCHS
The Daily News (Michigan)
April 15, 2016

Nathan Thompson, who earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care specialization, was hired by the patient care team at Dickinson County Healthcare System.

People in Business
Mail Tribune (Oregon)
April 15, 2016

Genevieve Predmore, who earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA), was named director of information technology systems for Rogue Community Health.

Walden Expands Competency-Based Master’s Program
Campus Technology
April 14, 2016

Walden University introduced two new Tempo Learning™ competency-based programs, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA).

Encouraging a Neighborhood Contingency Policy for America’s First Responders
PA Times (American Society for Public Administration)
April 12, 2016

PhD in Public Policy and Administration student Rosalie J. Wyatt wrote this article recommending that plans for large-scale crises include assistance for the families of first responders so that they can focus on providing services to the community.

Travis Eldridge Helps Connect Students in Rural Wyoming
April 5, 2016

Travis Eldridge, who earned an MS in Education (MSEd) with a specialization in Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Grades K–12), was named a 2016 NextGeneration Leader by the Consortium for School Networking and EdScoop with support from Microsoft.

New Dean Will Seek to Raise the Profile of Trocaire Nursing Programs
Buffalo Business First
April 4, 2016

Doctor of Education graduate Catherine Griswold now leads the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing at Trocaire College in Buffalo, New York.

March 2016

Fernwood Teacher of Year Hopes to Imprint Students With a Will to Prepare for Learning
Shore News Today (New Jersey)
March 25, 2016

Karen T. Leo, who earned an MS in Education (MSEd), was named Teacher of the Year at Fernwood Avenue Middle School where she teaches English.

Regional West Health Services Names New Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
The Sidney Sun-Telegraph (Nebraska)
March 24, 2016

Tadd Greenfield, who earned a Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), has assumed administrative responsibilities for the health system and medical center.

Does Your Company Have a Conflict Culture?
HRM Canada
March 21, 2016

Dr. Barbara Benoliel, a faculty member in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, writes about using mediation techniques in the workplace.

Harrison College Promotes Haase to Anderson President
Inside Indiana Business
March 18, 2016

Harrison College has named Arlene Haase, who is pursuing her Doctor of Education (EdD) at Walden, president of its Anderson campus. She most recently served as dean of academic affairs at the Madison County location.

Devon Alexander Named Director of Community and Public Relations at Kingwood Medical Center
The Humble Observer (Texas)
March 18, 2016

Kingwood Medical Center today announced the appointment of Devon Alexander, who earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Walden, to the leadership team in the newly created role of director of community and public relations.

Danita Johnson Hughes a Guiding Force in the Community
Inspired Living (Indiana)
March 14, 2016

Danita Johnson Hughes, who earned her PhD in Human and Social Services from Walden, is the president and CEO of Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living, a behavioral and mental health facility in Gary, Indiana.

University Council of Jamaica Accredits 16 Schools
Jamaica Observer
March 13, 2016

The University Council of Jamaica announced that certificates of recognition have been awarded to Walden University’s MS in Early Childhood Studies, MS in Education, MS in Instructional Design and Technology, and Doctor of Education programs.

In Homeland Security's Newest Contributor: Dr. Monique M. Maldonado
In Homeland Security
March 9, 2016

Monique Maldonado, who earned her PhD in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace from Walden, is an award-winning business executive and new contributor to In Homeland Security. She is the founder and CEO of MD Educational Consulting Firm LLC and an associate professor for the School of Security and Global Studies at American Public University System.

Cardra Burns Joins County Health Department
Qcitymetro (North Carolina)
March 8, 2016

Cardra E. Burns, who earned her Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Walden, has joined the Mecklenburg County Health Department as assistant health director.

Politics Alumna, St. Kitts Native Focuses on Homeland Security
March 7, 2016

Mutryce Williams, a native of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the Virgin Islands who is pursuing her PhD in Public Policy and Administration at Walden, has represented her country’s interests on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) executive board in Paris and trained with the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency.

February 2016

Nebraska Land Title and Abstract
February 28, 2016

Jason R. Griess, who earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Walden, has been appointed president of Nebraska Land Title and Abstract.

Nursing Professor Publishes Leadership Book
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News (Michigan)
February 27, 2016

Jaimee Gerrie is an RN and assistant professor of nursing at Lake Superior State University who earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Leadership and Management from Walden. She shares her own leadership growth, including how she had the courage to question a doctor’s order, in her recently released book, We Are Gatekeepers: A Self-Reflective Leadership Challenge for Nurses at All Levels.

How Dorsey Kendrick Has Transformed Gateway Community College
Hartford Courant (Connecticut)
February 27, 2016

Dorsey Kendrick, who earned her PhD in in Education from Walden, took the helm at Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1999. Since then, enrollment has more than doubled, making it the largest of Connecticut's 12 community colleges. Recently, Gateway moved from an outdated building on Long Wharf to a vibrant, state-of-the-art downtown campus.

Memphis Business Owner Greg Bernard Making His Presence Felt in IT Industry
February 22, 2016

Greg Bernard, who is pursuing his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Walden, is owner and chief executive officer of DataMaxim, an information technology consulting firm that renders services to small- and medium-sized businesses as a way to help clients and consumers accomplish their core strategies.

Walden University Names Its School of Social Work in Honor of Barbara Solomon
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
February 22, 2016

Walden University has renamed its School of Social Work and Human Services in honor of social work pioneer Dr. Barbara Solomon and celebrates her legacy with a scholarship program.

Walden University Names The Barbara Solomon School of Social Work and Human Services
DiversityPlus Magazine
February 18, 2016

Walden University announced that it has renamed its School of Social Work and Human Services in honor of Dr. Barbara Solomon, in recognition of her impact on the social work profession and her service to Walden as a longtime board member.

Gerontology Nursing: One of the Profession’s Most Rapidly Growing Specializations
ADVANCE for Nurses
February 18, 2016

Dr. Linda Steele, program director for Walden’s Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Specializations, writes about the need for more nurses to go into gerontology nursing, and discusses the challenges and benefits of working with the elderly population.

TD Bank Branch Manager Appointed to United Way Board
February 10, 2016

Lakesha Walker, Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate from Walden and vice president and store manager for TD Bank's Bridgeton branch, has been appointed to the United Way's Local Board in Cumberland County, New Jersey.

Seeing the Forest and the Trees
Winter 2015–2016

Dr. William Schulz, a faculty member in Walden’s School of Management, offers advice to business leaders on how to be successful by learning how to see issues both strategically and tactically (pg. 42–44).

January 2016

MCC Gives Faculty, Staff 5 Awards
January 29, 2016

David Oualaalou, part-time professor of government at McLennan Community College, has been selected as an honoree for the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards, which recognize commitment to high performance. Dr. Oualaalou earned his PhD in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University.

Loop the Lake Co-Chair Overcame Adversity, Now Helps Others
myPalmBeachPost, Florida
January 27, 2016

Liz Cayson, a PhD in Health Services student Walden University, was honored with the 2015 YWCA Grace Dodge Award at the YWCA of Palm Beach County’s Purse & Passion Luncheon.

Veteran Nurse New Manager of Free Clinic
Globe Gazette, Iowa
January 22, 2016

Mica Harris, who earned a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from Walden University, will be the new manager of the Mason City Free Clinic in Iowa.

Community Mental Healthcare Inc. Hires Employees
January 15, 2016

Community Mental Healthcare Inc. recently announced the hire of Marie Klemens, who earned her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, as an outpatient substance abuse counselor. She will perform substance abuse assessments and facilitate individual, family, and group counseling.

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Announces Nancy Keenan as New Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Cypress Creek Mirror, Texas
January 13, 2015

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital announced Nancy Keenan, RN, MSN, MBA, NE-BC, who earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Walden University, as the new vice president and chief nursing officer. Keenan will be responsible for advancing nursing and clinical practice as the hospital continues to grow and expand in 2016 and beyond.

Shawn P. McNamara Named Dean at the CCBC School of Health Professions
citybizlist (Maryland)
January 6, 2016

Shawn P. McNamara, who earned his Doctor of Education (EdD) from Walden University, has been appointed dean of instruction for the Community College of Baltimore County School of Health Professions. He has served as nursing program administrator and assistant dean since 2009 and is passionate about nursing and the opportunities that associate degree nursing provides.

Research Reveals Universities Can Help Stimulate Entrepreneurship in Middle East
January 6, 2016

A recent research project conducted by professors from the United Arab Emirates and the U.S. has revealed that universities could help stimulate entrepreneurship in the Middle East by providing students with training and support in the field. The research was conducted by Dr. Adrienne A. Isakovic, lead faculty in the School of Management at Walden University; Jeanette Teh, assistant professor in the School of Business Administration at Canadian University Dubai; and Dr. Hassan Al-Dhaafri, assistant professor in the College of Business Administration at American University in the Emirates.