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.

Click on each award to read about eligibility requirements and recent recipients.

Award Eligible
Presidential Alumni Research Dissemination Award Doctoral alumni who have presented or published their dissertation research
Above and Beyond Award Family or friends who supported a graduating student
Bernard L. Turner Award Faculty (dissertation chairs)
Contribution to the Profession Award Graduating master’s and doctoral students
Frank Dilley Award for Outstanding Doctoral Study Graduating doctoral students
Faculty Excellence Award Faculty
Global James McGuire Business Plan Competition All students attending Laureate institutions
Harold L. Hodgkinson Award Graduating PhD students
M.B.A. Program Project Award—Outstanding Business Consultancy Plan Recent graduates of the MBA program
M.B.A. Program Project Award—Outstanding New Venture Plan Recent graduates of the MBA program
Outstanding Alumni Award Alumni
Outstanding Thesis Award Graduate
Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence Faculty
Research Symposium Poster Session Award Graduates, alumni, and faculty members
Rita Turner Award Faculty (doctoral study chairs)
School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) Dissertation Award Graduating doctoral students
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