Last year at this time, we were starting to celebrate Walden’s 50th anniversary of delivering Education for Good. Then began all the challenges that will forever define 2020.
Around the country, from Los Angeles to Atlanta, Walden grads are leveraging their education and personal experiences to make a difference in their communities. Whether they’re working to close achievement gaps for students of color, opening new horizons of opportunity for children raised in foster care, ensuring students have access to feminine hygiene essentials, or serving courageously on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, these Walden alumni are truly using their education for good.
This series showcases the inspiring and world-changing work of Walden graduates in each of these categories: ADVOCATE, CATALYST, CHANGE AGENT, INNOVATOR, and VISIONARY. We hope their achievements and stories will not only inspire you but also remind you of the power of education to empower the greater good and create social change.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without Walden,” says Dr. Reagan Romali ’11, PhD in Education. “In every class, there was an agenda of equitizing outcomes and understanding social justice. It was expected that we as students would become leaders who would then go out into the world and implement social change.”Read the Story
After earning his Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2019, Dr. Denise Angelo Prudencio flew west to join Sacramento’s medical system as a nurse educator. Little did he know he’d soon be guiding staff through one of the biggest health crises this country has ever faced.Read the Story
Creating viable solutions to today’s educational challenges starts with having courageous conversations. That’s the philosophy behind Talks for Good, part of Walden’s larger Mobilize for Good initiative that was launched in conjunction with the university’s 50th anniversary.Read the Story