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 Our Award Winners

2019: LaRonda Howard, MPH
LaRonda Howard
2017: Dr. Lovely A. Thornton
Dr. Lovely Thornton
Serving youth around the world for 40 years
2010: Ivy Garcia Zwicker
Advocate for autism treatment
2009: Dr. Prince Augustine Ordu
Helps make clean water available in Nigeria
2008: Dr. Souror Baetjer
Began continuing education allied health program
2007: Dr. Leo Parvis
Teaches cultural diversity and managing diversity
2004: Dr. Freida Pemberton
Freida BestBuilding community-based health promotion programs

2003: Dr. Michael Wanko

2002: Dr. Craig Swenson

2001: Dr. Joy Erlichman Miller

Nominations for the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award are now closed. The winner will be announced in conjunction with our commencement ceremony at National Harbor, Maryland in August.

Please check back in early 2020 for information about how to nominate a Walden graduate for the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award. Faculty, alumni, and students will be able to nominate an alum who they believe best exemplifies Walden’s mission.

To be eligible to win the Outstanding Alumni Award, nominees must:

  • Have earned a degree from Walden University.
  • Be available to attend the awards ceremony at the summer commencement weekend.
  • Be nominated by someone other than himself or herself.
  • Be a first-time recipient.

If you have questions about the Outstanding Alumni Award, please contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at alumni@mail.waldenu.edu.

 

 

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