Walden celebrates the accomplishments of the university community—students, new graduates and those who supported them, alumni, and faculty—through a number of annual awards.

Click on each award to read about eligibility requirements and recent recipients.

Award Eligible
Presidential Alumni Research Dissemination Award Doctoral alumni who have presented or published their dissertation research
Ann Rayner Academic Support Service Award Walden or Laureate staff member
Academic Performance and Citizenship Award Graduate Students
Bernard L. Turner Award Faculty (dissertation chairs)
Commitment to Social Change Award Employees
Frank Dilley Award for Outstanding Doctoral Study Graduating doctoral students
Faculty Excellence Award Faculty
Global James McGuire Business Plan Competition All students attending Laureate institutions
Harold L. Hodgkinson Award Graduating PhD students
Leadership Excellence Award Faculty Leaders
Outstanding Alumni Award Alumni
Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence Faculty
Rita Turner Award Faculty (doctoral study chairs)
School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) Dissertation Award Graduating doctoral students

FRANK DILLEY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DOCTORAL STUDY

Summer:
Mick Needham, EdD, BCBA-D
School of Education and Professional Licensure
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
Behavioral Outcomes of the BOSS Teaching Program With Adults With Intellectual Disabilities

Winter:
Donald E. Schlomer, DBA
Strategies for Exploring: ACAT III Requirement Approval Process

RITA TURNER AWARD

Summer:
Peter Ross, PhD (Chair)
Karen E Slonski, PhD
Steve Wells, EdD
School of Education and Professional Licensure
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

HAROLD L. HODGKINSON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION

Summer:
Wilfred Hing Sang Wong, PhD
School of Health Sciences
College of Health Sciences
The Association Between Child Abuse and Attempted Suicide in Hong Kong

Winter:
John R. Buhmeyer, PhD
School of Health Sciences
College of Health Sciences
Pain Management, Gender, and Quality of Life in Cancer Patients

BERNARD L. TURNER AWARD

Summer:
Wen-Hung Kuo, PhD (Chair)
Curt Sobolewski, PhD
Fred K. Tabung, PhD
School of Health Sciences
College of Health Sciences

COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL CHANGE AWARD

Dr. Jonas Nguh
Contributing Faculty, School of Nursing

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND CITIZENSHIP AWARD

Lourdes A. Rodriguez de Gotay, MS

LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD

Lamonte Bryant Tyler, DIT
College of Management and Technology

ANN RAYNER ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICE AWARD

Amy Zafinandro
Disability Services

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD

RECIPIENT:
Avon Marie Hart-Johnson
MS in Forensic Psychology ‘95
PhD in Human Services ‘11

FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD

Centers for Academic Excellence & General Education: Maisah Robinson, PhD
College of Health Sciences: Leslie Corrine Trischank Hussey, PhD, RN, CNE
College of Management and Technology: Verl Anderson, DBA
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Nina Ida Marie Spadaro, EdD
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Kisha Walker, PhD

PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR FACULTY EXCELLENCE

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Nina Ida Marie Spadaro, EdD

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