Voorhees resident earns degree from Walden University

Akita Brooks of Voorhees recently earned a Master of Science Degree in Leadership with a specialization in Leadership Development from Walden University. Walden celebrated the accomplishments of more than 4,700 students from 39 countries, including Brooks, at its 46th Commencement ceremony on July 30 in Minneapolis.

President Bill Clinton, founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd president of the United States, spoke to the graduates and received a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from Walden at the ceremony.

Brooks also:

  • focused her graduate capstone work studying stress and burnout among hospitality leaders, proposing a coaching system to allow hospitality managers to be more satisfied and productive in their work and personal lives;
  • is the founder of Highly Spirited Hospitality, LLC, a coaching and training company for hospitality professionals;
  • teaches hospitality management at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College for their associate and bachelorette programs in Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Culinary, and Pastry Arts.

Walden graduates earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Most students work full time while completing their online degree programs. To learn more about Walden University, please visit www.WaldenU.edu.