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Student Awards

In order to recognize our students for their academic performance, leadership, and social change contribution, we have opened up an Academic Performance, Citizenship and Leadership Award to be presented biannually during graduation weekend.  The Academic Performance award is open to undergraduate students, the Citizenship Award is open to master's students and the Leadership Award is open to doctoral students. 

2019 Q1/Q2 Winners

College Winners

Academic Performance, (Rachel Colletta, CHS).  This award recognizes excellence in academic performance as an undergraduate student who embodies the ideals expressed in Walden University’s core values and a commitment to serving humankind.  Presented for Distinguished Scholarship, Service and Citizenship honoring a graduating undergraduate for excellence in scholarship.

Academic Performance, (Maria Navarro Diaz Barreiro, CMT).  This award recognizes excellence in academic performance as an undergraduate student who embodies the ideals expressed in Walden University’s core values and a commitment to serving humankind.  Presented for Distinguished Scholarship, Service and Citizenship honoring a graduating undergraduate for excellence in scholarship.

Academic Performance, (Pamela Foddrell, CSBS).  This award recognizes excellence in academic performance as an undergraduate student who embodies the ideals expressed in Walden University’s core values and a commitment to serving humankind.  Presented for Distinguished Scholarship, Service and Citizenship honoring a graduating undergraduate for excellence in scholarship.

Academic Performance, (Lynne Collier, COEL).  This award recognizes excellence in academic performance as an undergraduate student who embodies the ideals expressed in Walden University’s core values and a commitment to serving humankind.  Presented for Distinguished Scholarship, Service and Citizenship honoring a graduating undergraduate for excellence in scholarship.

Citizenship, (Amanda Stine, COEL). 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 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.

Citizenship, (Alan Barone, CSBS). 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 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.

Citizenship, (Shawn Weatherly, CMT). 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 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.

Leadership Excellence, (Mary Mollway, COEL). This award recognizes doctoral student excellence as a leader who embodies the ideals expressed in the Walden University Mission. Presented 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 the course of his or her doctoral program.

Leadership Excellence, (Morenike Oyegbami, CHS). This award recognizes doctoral student excellence as a leader who embodies the ideals expressed in the Walden University Mission. Presented 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 the course of his or her doctoral program.

Leadership Excellence, (James Williams, CSBS). This award recognizes doctoral student excellence as a leader who embodies the ideals expressed in the Walden University Mission. Presented 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 the course of his or her doctoral program.

Leadership Excellence, (Jose PonceVega, CMT). This award recognizes doctoral student excellence as a leader who embodies the ideals expressed in the Walden University Mission. Presented 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 the course of his or her doctoral program.

Overall Winners

Academic Performance, (Rachel Colletta, CHS). Ms. Colletta is a true example of our mission brought to life. Her academic success, drive, and appreciation for the Tempo format of the BSN transformed her career, and she is now in a position to further drive social change as Rachel Colletta, RN-BSN, Director of Professional Education at Acell Inc.  In addition to serving as a nurse, a home infusion specialist, a member of the National Council on Education for Infusion Nursing Society, peer reviewer for the Journal of Infusion Nursing, and a contributing item writer for the VA-BC exam, Ms. Colletta can continue a career of effecting positive social change in her new leadership role.

Citizenship, (Alan Barone, CMT). Mr. Barone is a Police Lieutenant with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Phoenix, Arizona, an active member of the California Air National Guard (19 years served), loving husband and father of five. In addition, his passion is to help those in his community and anyone within feet of him.  He helps spread the word about Mental Health issues within the First Responders, and Military communities. Mr. Barone has held Active Shooter seminars for local karate studios, actively works with police departments in the Phoenix Valley to combat mental health issues within the departments, and has been given opportunities in his military unit to give seminars on mental health issues and suicide prevention. He is always looking for opportunities to give back and understands that one person can definitely make a difference in his communities, organizations, and in his world.

Leadership Excellence, (Mary Mollway, COEL).  Dr. Mollway serves as the Assistant Head of School at Park Academy, an independent school for students with dyslexia in Oregon. In addition to her work at the school, she is committed to being involved in social change in the local community. Dr. Mollway is an active member of the Rotary Club of Lake Oswego and currently co-chairs the Service Above Self in Educational Excellence (SASEE) Committee. She also collaborates with the Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) and assists the organization with developing structures to make entrepreneurial opportunities more accessible for students with learning differences.  Dr. Mollway reflects Walden’s mission of positive social change by continuing to mentor teachers, urging political leaders to reassess policies, and becoming the voice of students struggling to achieve academic success.

Academic Performance Award (Undergraduate Students Only)

General Criteria

The Academic Performance award recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA and provided outstanding service over the duration of their time at Walden. 

Eligibility for nomination is based on Walden’s core value of scholarship.  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.

Academic Performance Award

This award recognizes excellence in academic performance as an undergraduate 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 undergraduate for excellence in scholarship.

Award-specific criteria:

  • Student must be eligible for graduation at the end of the 2019 fall quarter (ending December 2019)
  • Faculty Nomination (no more than 1 page)

Award Process

  • One undergraduate student will be selected per college as the college winner
    • Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
    • College of Health Sciences
    • College of Management & Technology
    • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
    • Center for General Education
  • One undergraduate student will be selected as the overall winner.

Note: in total, there will be 6 winners: 5 college winners and 1 overall winner chosen from the 5 college winners.  The 1 overall winner will be invited to the Board of Directors meeting for the presentation of the award.

 

Nominate a Undergraduate student

Citizenship Award (Master’s Students Only)

General Criteria

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.

Citizenship Award 

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.

Award-specific criteria:

  • Student must be eligible for graduation at the end of the 2019 fall quarter (ending December 2019)
  • Student Resume or CV
  • Faculty Nomination (no more than 1 page)

Award Process

  • One master’s student will be selected per college as the college winner
    • Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
    • College of Health Sciences
    • College of Management & Technology
    • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • One master’s student will be selected as the overall winner.

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.

 

Nominate a Master’s student

Leadership Excellence Award (Doctoral Students Only)

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.

Leadership Excellence Award 

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.

Award-specific criteria:

  • Student must be eligible for graduation at the end of the 2019 fall quarter (ending December 2019)
  • Student Resume or CV
  • Faculty Nomination (no more than 1 page)

Award Process

  • One doctoral student will be selected per college as the college winner
    • Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
    • College of Health Sciences
    • College of Management & Technology
    • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • One doctoral student as the overall winner.

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.

 

Nominate a Doctoral student