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Walden Names 2020 Social Change Fellows

See how the recipients of our Research & Applications for Social Change Grant and Fellowship will make a difference in their communities.

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Dr. Jonas Nguh Recognized as 2018-2019 Commitment to Social Change Award Winner

The Center for Social Change would like to congratulate Dr. Nguh, a Walden Alumnus and faculty in the School of Nursing, for his continued dedication to leading action in helping women around the world achieve better maternal  and reproductive health outcomes!

Social Change News

Faculty Member to Receive Humanitarian Award

In April, Dr. Rebecca Cowan will receive the 2020 Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person from the American Counseling Association at their conference in San Diego. Dr. Cowan is a core faculty member in the School of Counseling.

The award “honors an ACA member who gives to others without fanfare or expectation of reward other than the personal satisfaction of seeing other people made happier.”

Local United Way Recognizes Walden Faculty Member

Dr. Walter Frazier, Director of Academic Quality in the School of Counseling and Human Services, received the 2019 United Way of West Central Mississippi Agency Director of the Year Award.

Dr. Frazier is executive director at Grace Counseling Center. The center provides counseling services regardless of a client’s ability to pay. In 2019, the center provided services to many area residents affected by flooding.

Black History Month

Interview with CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools

Dr. Denise Boston, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Walden University, spoke with Sonja Santelise, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools, to discuss her leadership in education, accomplishments in positive social change, and to honor Black History Month.

Cross-cultural Collaborations Workshop

March 26, 2020

Embracing authenticity, humility, and vulnerability to strengthen positive social change

Build self-awareness to promote competency and gain new tools and insights about collaborating across cultures to infuse a more inclusive approach in your work to foster social change.

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Walden Alumni Panel: “Leading Social Change”

Understanding your why, the importance of networking and building community, and learning to lead in social change were among the topics discussed by Dr. Hema Chaurasia, Dr. Rafael Matos, Dr. Crystal Francis, Dr. Tammira Lucas, and Dr. Sharon Hargrove Porter. The panel was moderated by alumnus and Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Walter McCollum.