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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 Q3/Q4 Winners

College Winners

Academic Performance, (Brian Campbell, 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, (Robert Madison, 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, (Nicholas Callanta, 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, (Renuka Kalra, 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, (James Stephens, CHS). 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, (Christen Rinaldi, 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, (Marsha Smith, 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, (George Roberts, 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, (Marsha Kaufman, 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, (Dorothy Seabrook, 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, (Shagranda Traveler, 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, (Brian Campbell, CHS).  Mr. Campbell has served 11 years in the US Navy and has served many years in clinical operations and leading medical teams around the world. In addition, his passion, dedication, and desire to help others in the healthcare field is second to none. Mr. Campbell’s passion is to help those in his community and he actively volunteers for Habit for Humanity. Mr. Campbell’s academic performance completely aligns with the commitment to serving humankind and making the world around him a better place.

Citizenship, (Christen Rinaldi, CSBS). Ms. Rinaldi is a volunteer holistic practitioner with Helios Warriors, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting holistic treatments to veterans, clients recovering from PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, depression, anxiety, and sexual assault. In addition, Ms. Rinaldi is part of the low-cost, no-cost counseling program at Full Circle Community Wellness. Although her internship is over, she maintains her client load as service to the community. Ms. Rinaldi finds value in supporting others and believes that it is important to offer quality mental health care to low-income families. This is a service she plans on continuing to provide as a way to help others in need.

Leadership Excellence, (Shagranda Traveler, CMT).  Dr. Traveler is the Vice President of Talent and Leadership Development at Citigroup. She demonstrates her passion for leadership excellence and her local community.  She developed and implemented multiple national Leadership Development programs to attract high potential human capital, and strategically facilitated post-program placements, and execute retention strategies within Global Consumer Bank developing over 1000 future leaders for Citigroup worldwide. Dr. Traveler, a multi-year recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, has been a staple in her community by serving on various boards and committees to ensure people of color have a voice. The National Black MBA Association DFW Chapter recently presented Dr. Traveler with the 2019 Empowering Visionaries Community Champion of the Year Award.

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