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 Award (Formally the Academic Performance and Citizenship Award) Undergraduate Students
Academic Performance and Citizenship Award Graduate Students
Bernard L. Turner Award Faculty (dissertation chairs)
Citizenship Award (Formally the Academic Performance and Citizenship Award) Graduate Students
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

Summer 2019

FRANK DILLEY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DOCTORAL STUDY

Winner:
Mark Anthony Long, DBA
Leadership, Perceptions, and Turnover in Fire and Emergency New Zealand
College of Management and Technology

RITA TURNER AWARD

Winners:
Peter Anthony, EdD (Chair)
Judith Fisher-Blando, DM
Brandon D. Simmons, PhD, EdD, MBA
College of Management and Technology

HAROLD L. HODGKINSON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION

Winter:
Lily Giang-Tien Gossage, PhD
Work-Life Balance of Tenured and Tenure-Track Women Engineering Professors
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

BERNARD L. TURNER AWARD

Winter:
Alice Eichholz, PhD (Chair)
Laurie Bedford, PhD
Cheryl Keen, EdD
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AWARD (Formally the Academic Performance and Citizenship Award)

This award recognizes distinguished scholarship, service, and citizenship in an undergraduate student who embodies the ideals expressed in Walden’s core values and who is committed to serving humankind.
Rachel Anne Colletta, BSN
College of Health Sciences

CITIZENSHIP AWARD (Formally the Academic Performance and Citizenship Award)

This award recognizes distinguished scholarship, service, and citizenship in a master’s student who embodies the ideals expressed in Walden’s core values, is committed to serving humankind, and who effected positive social change during their graduate program.
Alan Barone, MS
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD

Mary Mollway, EdD
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

ANN RAYNER ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICE AWARD

Anne Stepchuk, EdD
Tempe Learning Academic Coach

FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD

Center for General Education: Laura J. McCormick, PhD
College of Health Sciences: Hadi Danawi, PhD
College of Management and Technology: Sheryl A. Kristensen, PhD
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Anthony R. Perry, PhD
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: Andrea M. Wilson, PhD

PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR FACULTY EXCELLENCE

Andrea M. Wilson, PhD 
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD

LaRonda Howard, MPH 

Winter 2019

FRANK DILLEY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DOCTORAL STUDY

Winter:
Julie Evener, EdD
Organizational Learning in Libraries at For-Profit Colleges and Universities
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

RITA TURNER AWARD

Winter:
Vicki L. Underwood, PhD (Chair)
Beate Baltes, EdD
Caroline M. Crawford, EdD
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

HAROLD L. HODGKINSON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION

Winter:
David Takudzwa Zinyengere, PhD
Household Determinates of Malaria in Mutasa District of Zimbabwe
College of Health Sciences

BERNARD L. TURNER AWARD

Winter:
Shingairai Feresu, PhD (Chair)
Chester Jones, PhD
Tolu Osoba, PhD
College of Health Sciences

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AWARD (Formally the Academic Performance and Citizenship Award)

This award recognizes distinguished scholarship, service, and citizenship in an undergraduate student who embodies the ideals expressed in Walden’s core values and who is committed to serving humankind.
Carolyn Klug
College of Health Sciences

CITIZENSHIP AWARD (Formally the Academic Performance and Citizenship Award)

This award recognizes distinguished scholarship, service, and citizenship in a masters student who embodies the ideals expressed in Walden’s core values, is committed to serving humankind, and who effected positive social change during their graduate program.
Christopher R. Davis, MSL
College of Management and Technology

LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARD

Kim Wilson, EdD
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

ANN RAYNER ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICE AWARD

Amber Cook, MM
Writing Center

FACULTY EXCELLENCE AWARD

Center for General Education: Omar Clay, PhD
College of Health Sciences: Aimee Ferraro, PhD, MPH
College of Management and Technology: Mohamad S. Hammoud, PMP, PhD
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Lynn Wilson, PhD
The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership: James H. Miller, PhD

PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR FACULTY EXCELLENCE

Mohamad S. Hammoud, PMP, PhD
College of Management and Technology

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