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Walden University Awards:
Leadership Excellence Award

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.

This award recognizes doctoral student excellence as a leader who embodies the ideals expressed in the Walden University Mission. Presented bi-annually (Summer and Winter Commencement) for Distinguished Leadership, Scholarship, and Mentorship honoring a graduating doctoral student for leadership contributions that have increased in breadth and depth to the Walden University communities during his or her doctoral program.

Nominations

Nominations open: October 31-November 11, 2022

Recipient announced: 2023 Winter Board of Director’s Award Ceremony

Nominees: Doctoral Students

Nominators: Students self-nominate for the Award.

Eligibility and Criteria

General Criteria

The Leadership Excellence Award recognizes doctoral students who have made outstanding contributions through their leadership to the Walden University community over the duration of their time at Walden. Although the student’s academic record will be part of the criteria for eligibility, the breadth and depth of their leadership will be considered as well.

Eligibility for nomination is based on Walden’s core values of scholarship, leadership and service. Award recipients must be in good academic and disciplinary standing and demonstrate a balance of academic and co-curricular excellence. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is expected for award recipients.

  • Students must be eligible for graduation 2022 winter quarter (conferral by December 7).
  • Students will self-nominate by applying for the award.

Award Process

  • One doctoral student will be selected per college as the college winner
    • Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
    • College of Nursing
    • College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
    • College of Management and Human Potential
    • College of Social and Behavioral Health
    • College of Psychology and Community Services
    • College of Allied Health
  • One doctoral student as the overall winner.

Note:  The one overall winner will be invited to the Board of Directors Award Ceremony for presentation of the award.

 

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Previous Recipients

Summer 2022: Charity Adams, DBA, College of Management and Human Potential

Winter 2022:

Shannon LongShannon Long, DNP, College of Health Professions

Summer 2021: Lucretia Starnes, DBA, College of Management and Technology

Winter 2021: Nadia Delanoy, PhD, College of Management and Technology

Summer 2020: Xellex Rivera, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Winter 2020: Shagranda Traveler, College of Management and Technology

Summer 2019: Mary Mollway, Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Winter 2019: Kimberly Wilson, Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Summer 2018: Lamonte B. Tyler, College of Management and Technology