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 Voices From Our Alumni Community

Voices From Our Alumni Community

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What Our Graduates Are Saying

Dr. Cynthia Hickman

“Walden University is committed to changing the landscape of society by helping students become scholars in their fields. Walden’s scholars ask the hard questions while discovering and
uncovering best practices based on solid research. Walden students are equipped to use their skills and knowledge to impact society in positive and productive ways.”

Degree(s): Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), PhD in Health Services
Graduation Year: 2009, 2016
Employer: Capella University
Job Title: Faculty for Flex-Path Program

Demishe Fontenot

“Attending Walden was one of the most exciting and pleasurable experiences I have ever had. From the time I applied all the way through having my degree conferred, Walden made it stress free and exciting. The knowledge, skills, and experience of the instructors exceeded every expectation I had. If online learning is a possibility, Walden is the university to attend.”

Degree(s): Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student
Graduation Year: 2015
Employer: Urgent care for Kids
Job Title: Family Nurse Practitioner

Suzanne Goetz

“My time at Walden was an amazing experience. I really came into my growth as a nurse at Walden. I felt my knowledge deepen and was able to critically think through the application of the concepts. The program was more than a completion of a series of classes. In my capstone, I used a system approach to see the impact of each hour of my capstone.”

Degree(s): Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student
Graduation Year: 2008
Employer: Catholic Health Initiatives: Good Samaritan
Job Title: Nurse educator and researcher



LaTia Pierce-Lamar

LaTia Pierce-Lamar


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) graduate, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student
Graduation Year: 2014
Employer: CompleteCare
Job Title: Family Practice Nurse Practitioner

“After speaking with a Walden Enrollment Specialist and discovering that Walden had recently begun an RN-MSN FNP program that offered everything I needed in the sense of cost and unique learning environment, I knew Walden was the school for me.”

Dr. Angela Valdez

Dr. Angela Valdez

Degree(s): Doctor of Education (EdD)
Graduation Year: 2012
Employer: Harrison School District 2
Job Title: Principal

“My employer values my education from Walden because of the level of knowledge and expertise I brought from the teacher leadership program. From the courses I took and the relationships I built, I brought a new perspective to our campus and district. And the research I conducted on English language learners informed new practices within our building.”

Anthony Price

Anthony Price

Degree(s): Master of Business Administration (MBA), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA
Graduation Year: 2013
Employer: Hub Group
Job Title: Site manager

“I recognized that I didn’t want to drive [a delivery truck] for the rest of my life and knew that with a higher degree I would be able to move into management. Through my coursework, I learned how to research and improve work processes to achieve even greater success. It’s already paying off for me. I communicate and delegate better, and I’m more confident interacting with my co-workers and direct reports. My manager even told me I’ve become a better leader.”

Grace Lasker

Grace Lasker

Degree(s): PhD in Public Health
Graduation Year: 2012
Employer: University of Washington Bothell
Job Title: Teaching professor and Director of Health Studies

“Because of my PhD in Public Health from Walden, I was able to propose a new bachelor’s degree at my technical college. It is now a pathway for students with associate degrees to start as juniors in my public health program. It is a hands-on, technical workforce education-focused program, which is very unique in this country, and it is the only bachelor’s degree in public health that scaffolds on allied health associate degrees that I am aware of.”

Gail Favors

Degree(s): MS in Early Childhood Studies (Tempo Learning®)
Graduation Year: 2020
Employer: Red Clay Consolidated School District
Job Title: Teacher of the deaf, family advocate, TeenSHARP mentor

“Having completed my master’s through Tempo Learning®, I am able to continue to support my department as the lead teacher of the deaf and create appropriate brochures for our early intervention/preschool program. The experience and knowledge that I gained offered me the opportunity to create this much-needed resource for our district. The learning competencies were well-developed with materials rich in content. I also gained a wealth of detail that I shared with colleagues and families regarding early childhood educational programming.”

Kandi Georges

Degree(s): BS in Business Administration (Tempo Learning®)

“Tempo Learning® worked well for me, because of the flexibility and the ability for me to work as quickly as possible. I also liked that I wasn’t held to deadlines or held back by my peers or instructors. I could work through the night if I needed to, or even on holidays. I also liked that I could add additional classes as my time permitted.”

Light The Way

With a degree from Walden University, you can make a greater difference.

Anna Slayton

Meet Anna, a nurse who went to the frontlines of New York to help with the COVID-19 crisis. Listen to her story of tragedy and resilience, and learn more about how she’s achieving her dream of becoming a family nurse practitioner. 

Desmond Pittman

Desmond is an education specialist dedicated to helping young people grow and learn. Hear about his experience growing up in a neighborhood with few options, and how he uses his master’s degree from Walden to create social change. 

 Jack Monell

Growing up in poverty, Jack knew that education was key. After earning his PhD from Walden, he used his knowledge to do more than build a career for himself—he used it to help others reach their potential, too.