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.
Birmingham Math Educator Named 2013 Alabama Teacher of the Year
WSFA, May 9, 2013
Dr. Alison Grizzle, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, is the 2013-2014 Alabama Teacher of the Year.
PCHS Gets New Principal
Martinsville Bulletin (Va.), May 3, 2013
Kenneth “Trey” Cox, a Walden University M.S.in Education graduate, is the new principal of Patrick County High School.
Diverse Conversations: Online Universities and Underserved Student Populations
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, April 30, 2013
Dr. Cynthia Baum, president of Walden University, shared her perspective in a Q&A on how online universities like Walden are paving the way for underserved student populations and helping them succeed.
Reading, Writing and Literacy: Cornerstones of Student Success
BlogTalkRadio, April 29, 2013
Dr. Lora Dagel, contributing faculty member for theTeacher Preparation Program with a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, discussed why developing literacy should be an educational priority in every classroom, school, and district.
Birmingham, Hoover Teachers Among Final Four for 2013-14 Alabama Teacher of the Year
AL.com, April 29, 2013
Dr. Alison Grizzle, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) graduate, is a finalist for 2013–14 Alabama Teacher of the Year.
Howard Picked to Fight Obesity Among Floridians
West Orlando News, April 23, 2013
Dr. Catherine Howard, a Walden University Ph.D. in Public Health graduate, was named coordinator of the Florida Department of Health’s Healthiest Weight Initiative.
Henshaw Hired as New Haymarket Town Manager
Culpeper Times (Va.), April 2013
Brian Henshaw, a Walden University Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) graduate, is set to begin serving as town manager of Haymarket, Va.
Connecting on a Virtual Campus
Military Advanced Education, April 2013
Nelson Mellitz, a retired Air Force colonel and current Walden University Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, is quoted in an article about how social media and virtual experiences enhance the online classroom. He shares information about Walden’s eCampus virtual communities—in particular, the community he established for service members, veterans, and their families.
American Teacher Lends Talent to Educate Guatemalans
Fox News Latino, April 10, 2013
Irene Barry, a student in Walden University’s Ph.D. in Education program specializing in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, helps emotionally-impaired and behaviorally-troubled students by day, then helps rural teachers in Guatemala who want to improve their English and computer skills at night.
2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Shares Her Views on Life Skills Needed for Children
The Murray County News (Minn.), April 10, 2013
Katy Smith, a Walden University M.S. in Early Childhood Studies student, was the first early childhood educator and parent educator to be honored as Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
As Distinctions Blur, For-Profit and Nonprofit Higher Education Will Evolve Together
The EvoLLLution, April 9, 2013
Dr. Eric Riedel, chief academic officer of Walden University, contributed an article on the evolution of higher education and the changes that are likely in the near future.
Aztec Teacher Develops Online Courses for Rural Teachers in Guatemala
Las Cruces Sun-News (N.M.), April 8, 2013
Irene Barry, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education student, has written and developed two online courses for teachers in Guatemala as part of her online doctoral work in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment specialization.
New Manager, More Retirements Get KC Approval
The Express (Lock Haven, Pa.), April 6, 2013
Susan L. Blesh, Walden University Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, has been hired as the new business manager for Keystone Central School District.
Does Your Child Have ADHD? Understand the Signs and Your Options as a Parent
HowToLearn.com, April 3, 2013
Dr. Barry Birnbaum, special education specialization coordinator for the Ph.D. in Education program in Walden University’s Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, contributed this article to help parents understand attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) characteristics and treatment options.
Newsmagazine Network (Chesterfield, Mo.), April 1, 2013
Dr. Gina Piccinni, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) graduate, will serve as the principal of Carman Trails Elementary.
Mayor Chris Rey Works to Bring Change, Improve Image of Spring Lake
The Fayetteville Observer (N.C.), March 31, 2013
Chris Rey, a Walden University B.S. in Business Administration graduate, is profiled about his work as mayor of Spring Lake, N.C.
Parkway Names New Principal for Carman Trails Elementary
Ballwin-Ellisville (Mo.) Patch, March 21, 2013
Dr. Gina Piccinni, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed. D. ) graduate, will be the new principal of Carman Trails Elementary School in Parkway, Mo.
Haw River Native Breaks Ground for Postal Service
Times-News (Burlington, N.C.), March 20, 2013
Teresa Long, a Walden University Ph. D. in Management student, is the first female and first black postmaster in Roxboro, N.C..
Scientists Prove You Really Can Tell What Your Dog Is Feeling by Looking at its Face
The Telegraph (U.K.), March 17, 2013
A study by Dr. Tina Bloom, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology graduate, and Dr. Harris Friedman, a Walden School of Psychology faculty member, found that people with minimal experience with dogs were better at identifying canine disgust and anger, perhaps because dog owners convinced themselves that their dog was not aggressive and so the associated facial expression was “just playing.”
New Personnel Director Will Stay the Course
Orland Press-Register (Willows, Calif.), March 15, 2013
Jamie Leigh Cannon, a Walden University M.S. in Human Resource Management and B.S. in Business Administration graduate, is the new Personnel Director of Glenn County, Calif.
Great Plains Regional Medical Center Hires New CNO
Executive Insight, March 9, 2013
Tadd Greenfield, a Walden University Master of Healthcare Administration graduate, was hired as chief nursing officer for Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb.
Harkreader Named Sumner's Teacher of the Year
The Portland Leader (Tenn.), March 8, 2013
Kim Harkreader, a Walden University M.S.in Education graduate, has been chosen Sumner County K–4 Teacher of the Year for the 2012–2013 school year.
Rome Inspires Young Learners
Kanabec County Times (Minn.), March 7, 2013
Maurna Rome, a Walden University M.S.in Education graduate, received the Minnesota Celebrate Literacy Award, became one of only 377 teachers in the state who are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and was nominated for Education Minnesota Teacher of the Year.
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Names Director of Investor Services
Trade Show Expo, March 7, 2013
Terrence Thornton, a Walden University M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, has been promoted to the Director of Investor Services and Development.
Counseling Today, March 1, 2013
Dr. Stacee Reicherzer, assessment coordinator for Walden University’s School of Counseling and Social Service, discusses workplace bullying in this second article in a two-part series examining the culture of bullying at various stages throughout the life span.
Cincinnati.com, February 28, 2013
Amy Brown, a Walden University M.S.in Education graduate, was named director of National College’s Florence campus.
New Vice President to Set Competitive Pace in Fast-Growing Grad Programs
Eastern Mennonite University, (Va.) February 28, 2013
Jim Smucker, a Walden University Ph.D. in Management graduate, has been named the first full-time dean of graduate studies at Eastern Mennonite University.
Lt. Michael D. Gatson, ABD, LMSW, ACSW—2013 Black History Month Celebration!
National Association of Social Workers, February 2013
Michael D. Gatson, a Walden University Ph.D. in Psychology student, was interviewed about his career as a social worker.
Achievement First Names Morgan Carter as Principal
The Valley Breeze (R.I.), February 19, 2013
Morgan Carter, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, has been named the founding principal of Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy Elementary.
IVCC Professor Receives a Scholarship
AM-1220 WLPO (Ill.), February 15, 2013
Sue Caley Opsal, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education student, is receiving a $25,000 Commitment to Social Change Scholarship from Walden.
Seamless Teaching: Navigating the Inclusion Spectrum
Teaching Tolerance, Spring 2013
Dr. Barry Birnbaum, Special Education specialization coordinator for the Ph.D. in Education program in The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership, was featured in an article on the inclusion classroom for general education teachers, advising on how to inform and inspire teachers so they can best serve their students.
CCHE Researcher Ms. Ranin Magdi Donates $2,500 of Scholars of Change Winnings to ECN
Egypt Cancer Network, February 11, 2013
Ranin Magdi, a Walden University M.S. in Health Informatics student and a researcher at Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt who won a $10,000 prize in Walden University’s Scholars of Change video contest, generously donated $2,500 of her prize to Egypt Cancer Network.
WCCH Announces Leadership Changes
Sulphur Daily News (La.), February 8, 2013
Brenda Quesnel, RN, a Walden University Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, has been named vice president of patient care/chief nursing officer for West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Jennifer Ackel, CHC, a Walden Master of Healthcare Administration student, has been named corporate compliance officer.
USC Adds Staff
Madison County Courier (N.Y.), February 4, 2013
Jeffrey Trapp, who earned a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning from Walden University and is also a Ph.D. in Management student, has joined the faculty at Utica School of Commerce.
Hamblen County Names 2012–2013 Teachers of the Year
Citizen-Tribune (Tenn.), February 2, 2013
Olivia McGlothin, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is Russellville Elementary’s teacher of the year.
Locklear Gains Nursing Management Certificate
The Robesonian (N.C.), February 2, 2013
Maria H. Locklear, a Walden University Master of Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.) student, won the designation of certified nurse manager and leader by the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Engaging in Social Change
Center for Living Peace, January 31, 2013
This infographic, based on the Social Change Impact Report from Walden University, depicts levels of engagement in social change.
PNC Will Host MLK Day Breakfast
The News Dispatch (Michigan City, Ind.), January 20, 2013
Dr. Danita Johnson Hughes, a Walden University Ph.D. in Human Services graduate, spoke about her most recent book, Influencing Today’s Youth: Shaping the Behaviors, Expectations and Aspirations of Tomorrow’s Leaders, and how it relates to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
Four Online Education Program Considerations for International Students
U.S. News & World Report, January 16, 2013
Ranin Soliman, a Walden University M.S. in Health Informatics student and 2012 Scholars of Change winner from Egypt, was quoted in an article about what international students should consider and look for when choosing an online degree program.
Walden University Rewards Nurse With Scholarship
Nurse.com, January 14, 2013
Walden University awarded a $10,000 Change-Maker Scholarship to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student Lisa Chambers, RN, BSN, MPS. Chambers is a former nursing education consultant at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh.
New Dean Appointed at Violet Schumacher School of Nursing
Nurse.com, January 14, 2013
Dr. Bonnie Beardsley, RN, a Walden University Ph.D. in Education graduate, is the new dean of the Northwestern College Violet Schumacher School of Nursing in Bridgeview, Ill.
School Principal Named Texas Classroom Teachers Association Administrator of the Year
Grand Prairie Reporter (Grand Prairie, Texas), January 9, 2013
Dr. Catherine Bridges, a Walden University Doctor of Education (Ed. D.) graduate and principal at Juan Seguin Elementary School, has been named the 2012–13 Administrator of the Year (elementary school category) by the Texas Classroom Teachers Association (TCTA).
A Life of Learning
TheDEN [Denison University], January 4, 2013
Dr. Cynthia G. Baum, a 1978 graduate of Denison University, is profiled as she wraps up her first year as the ninth president of Walden University.
Teacher Spotlight: Lewisburg Primary’s Amanda Wheeler
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis), January 3, 2013
Amanda Wheeler, a Walden University M.S. in Education graduate, is Teacher of the Year for 2012–2013 at Lewisburg Primary School.