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Walden News // Jun 23, 2009

Walden University Champions Mission of Positive Social Change in Multimedia Campaign

Minneapolis—June 23, 2009—For nearly 40 years, Walden University has helped working professionals reach their academic and career goals while they also make a meaningful impact in their communities. Walden's new multimedia campaign is a celebration of this mission and conveys how a Walden degree contributes to an individual’s career advancement and ability to make a valuable contribution toward positive social change.

More than 33,000 students from all 50 states and over 90 countries are currently pursuing graduate and undergraduate degrees at Walden, where they are guided by the belief that they can personally effect positive social change across communities, countries and continents. The university’s vision of contributing to the greater global good fuels the passion of Walden students, graduates, faculty members and staff.

Walden’s television campaign features vignettes that represent Walden students bringing change to an urban neighborhood, a classroom, a hospital, and an alternative energy project, while they also move forward in their careers. The advertisements conclude with this theme: “Walden University. Advanced degrees advancing the quality of life.”

“Why do working professionals committed to making a difference in the world choose Walden University? They enroll here because they want to advance their careers while also effecting positive social change in their neighborhoods, in their workplaces and industries, and in the lives of others,” said Jonathan Kaplan, president of Walden University. “Our campaign resonates with those who seek a higher education that also delivers a higher purpose.”

Walden’s multimedia campaign includes print and online advertising. Walden is also introducing a video contest where students and alumni can submit short videos describing how Walden has helped them to make positive changes in their careers, their lives, or the lives of others.

To view the television commercial, visit

About Walden University
Since 1970, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 33,000 students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of 42 online and campus-based universities in 20 countries.

Walden offers more than 36 degree programs with more than 140 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include: health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology and engineering. For more information, visit Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,