This award recognizes excellence in scholarship and service as a master’s student who embodies the ideals expressed in Walden University’s core values and a commitment to serving humankind. Presented bi-annually (Summer and Winter Commencement) for Distinguished Scholarship, Service and Citizenship honoring a graduating graduate for excellence in citizenship contributions that have impacted positive social change in their community during his or her graduate program.
Nominations open: October 2, 2020-October 25, 2020
Recipient announced: National Faculty Meeting
Nominees: Graduating Masters Students
The Citizenship Award recognizes master’s students who have demonstrated outstanding service over the duration of their time at Walden. Students must have impacted positive change in their organization, their community, or in the lives of others. Although the student’s academic record will be part of the criteria for eligibility, the breadth and depth of their service will be strongly considered.
Eligibility for nomination is based on Walden’s core values of scholarship and service. Award recipients must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is expected for award recipients.
Note: in total, there will be 5 winners: 4 college winners and 1 overall winner chosen from the 4 college winners. The 1 overall winner will be invited to the Board of Directors meeting for presentation of the award.
Only faculty can nominate a student for this award.
Summer 2020: Alexandra Schuur, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Winter 2020: Christen Rinaldi, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Summer 2019: Alan Barone, College of Management and Technology
Winter 2019: Christopher Davis, College of Management and Technology
Summer 2018: Lourdes A. Rodriguez, Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership