Acts for Good in Tampa, Florida

Our Mobilize for Good initiative launched in Tampa, Florida, in conjunction with Walden University's 50th anniversary. Our goal was to enable our alumni to give back to the elementary, middle, and high schools that have inspired them and need their support. Over a span of a few days, three Walden alumni saw their acts for good come to life and begin to pave the way for the generations to come.

Here are their stories.

Walden University alumna and nurse Katie Patel stands in a white coat in front of the Mobilize for Good RV.

Katie Patel ’17, Master of Science in Nursing, brought her passion for helping others to Lennard High School

Earl J. Lennard High School

Alumna: Katie Patel ’17, Master of Science in Nursing

After saving the life of a young student athlete who was hit in the chest by a baseball, cardiac nurse and director of clinical informatics Katie Patel became a passionate advocate for increased availability of and training for emergency life-saving medical equipment in schools. Walden helped Katie donate five automated external defibrillators to Lennard High School, where her son currently attends. As part of the event, Walden also joined forces with Katie’s hospital, Memorial Hospital of Tampa, to provide CPR training to the school and the district’s teachers and coaching staff.

Walden University alumna and educator Tanya Batchelor Judge stands in front of the Mobilize for Good RV.

Tanya Batchelor Judge ’11, MS in Education, helped empower students and the Urban Teaching Academy at Howard Blake High School

Howard Blake High School

Alumna: Tanya Batchelor Judge ’11, MS in Education

Tanya Batchelor Judge is a district administrator and classroom teacher. As a mother to a young son and a passionate educator, she understands the importance of representation within the classroom and is committed to helping as many students as possible succeed, particularly African American students. Walden supported Tanya’s mission of increasing representation among educators by providing resources and funds to the Urban Teaching Academy (UTA) at Howard Blake High School. In addition to the donation, Walden hosted a community event at the school, bringing awareness to the UTA and honoring esteemed UTA teacher and advisor Gwendolyn Williams.

Walden University alumna and teacher Tennith Scott stands in front of the Mobilize for Good RV

Tennith Scott ’19, MS in Education, spearheaded an effort to build an interactive learning and play space at Reddick Elementary School

Reddick Elementary School

Alumna: Tennith Scott ’19, MS in Education

Third-grade teacher Tennith Scott has had a lifelong drive to become a teacher and has faced challenges head-on with courage and commitment. For Tennith, her community, students, and school have given her so much, which is why she was passionate about giving back to them. Inspired by Tennith’s dedication to providing students with the greatest opportunity to learn—both inside and outside of the classroom—Walden University transformed her school’s outdoor space into a beautiful interactive learning and play space.


We helped make a difference in Tampa, and the community took notice. Check out some of the recent press, below, about our projects.

ABC Action News
FOX 13 Tampa Bay
Osprey Observer

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Baltimore, MD
Houston, TX
Washington, D.C.
Greensboro, NC
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