Awards

Awards


ACHS is a community of learners committed to the health and well-being of its students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. We honor our commitment by continually upholding the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and ethical and social responsibility, and are proud to have received the following awards in recognition:

Award Name Award Description

Portland, OR—September 29, 2016American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor in the small business category by The Oregonian and OregonLive. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few.

Portland, OR—September, 2016—The Better Business Bureau (BBB) selected American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) as Finalist for the 2016 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics. ACHS proudly accepted a Finalist Certificate in recognition of the College’s ongoing commitment to ethical business practices deserving of marketplace trust. The BBB Torch Award is an annual regional competition. Candidates are evaluated and recipients selected by a panel of independent judges from the business and academic communities.

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Portland, OR—September 15, 2016American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) proudly announces that it has become the first accredited higher education institution specializing in holistic and integrative health and wellness to become a Certified B Corporation®. ACHS joins a select community of 1,800 companies—including only three higher education institutions—worldwide that have demonstrated their commitment to redefining success in business through this comprehensive certification.

Portland, OR—June 2, 2016—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) was named number 6 out of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine, rising 6 places from the #12 spot last year.

Based on Oregon Business magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project, the 100 Best Green Workplaces are determined by an anonymous employee survey and an independent assessment of employer sustainability practices. This year, more than 230 companies participated, and more than 15,000 Oregon employees completed the survey.

Portland, OR—May 26, 2016—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of effective workplace strategies to increase business and employee success.

This prestigious award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), recognizes employers of all sizes and types in Oregon and across the country.

Portland, OR—March 24, 2016—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been named #7 Most Affordable Online Nutrition Degree by OnlineU.org, an online guide that ranks accredited online schools in the U.S.

OnlineU compares accredited online colleges across the nation based on annual tuition rates, and according to their website, “seeks to help driven people accomplish their education goals in a financially responsible manner.”

Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools list features schools that represent the top tier of institutions with leading opportunities for military service members and spouses. The Military Friendly Schools list is published annually in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur magazines. You can read the full list here: http://militaryfriendly.com/school-list.

For more information about ACHS’s commitment to military students, visit achs.edu or call 800.487.8839. ACHS will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com.

Portland, OR—July 21, 2015—The Better Business Bureau (BBB) selected American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) as a Business of the Year Finalist for the 2015 BBB Torch Awards. ACHS proudly accepted a Finalist Certificate in recognition of the College’s ongoing commitment to ethical business practices deserving of marketplace trust. The BBB Torch Award is an annual regional competition. Candidates are evaluated and recipients selected by a panel of independent judges from the business and academic communities.