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Walden’s Commitment to Social Change Award

The purpose of the Walden Commitment to Social Change Award is to recognize exemplary social change activities employees are engaged in, both within and outside of the university, that exemplify Walden University’s mission of positive social change. 


2017 Award Winner: Dr. Mahaman Moussa

During Walden's July 2017 National Faculty Meeting and Commencement, doctor Mahaman Moussa, a member of Walden’s School of Nursing faculty was recognized for his dedication and time in providing free-clinic services for the medically underserved in North Carolina and for his leadership and actions in building the Raouda Medical Center in Tahoua, Niger, where he currently serves as President and CEO.


Past Winners of the Walden Commitment to Social Change Award


Molly Raymond, Walden Field Education Coordinator, Founder of EDIT (Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Together), 2016 Co-Chair of Walden’s Minneapolis Community-Building Committee.


2015 (First Recipients)

Dr. Iris Yob, Walden Director of Social Change initiatives and Faculty Emerita, in recognition of Dr. Yob’s important research in better understanding how higher education can support social change through the development of relevant curricula.

Chue T. Vang, Walden Student Success Advisor and President and Founder of the Hmong American Education Fund (HAEF), St. Paul, Minnesota.

Walden Outstanding Alumni Award

Since 2001, Walden has recognized the achievements of our graduates through the Outstanding Alumni Award. This honor is given each year to one alum who exemplifies Walden’s mission to effect positive social change through contributions to his or her profession, discipline, or community.  


Meet this year's 2017 Outstanding Alumni, Dr. Lovely Thornton.

Laureate’s Here for Good Awards

Walden University is proud to be a part of the Laureate International Universities Network, and we are fully aligned to support our shared mission to be “Here for Good”.  

See Laureate's current and past “Here for Good” Award Winners.

2016 Laureate "Here for Good" Award Winners

Tell Your Story

Do you have a story of helping foster positive social change?  Please share it by sending a note to:

While it is not in our make-up to boast, it is important to recognize individuals, groups, and organizations and celebrate success stories that are helping to make the world a better place.