Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Portland Business JournalFinancial Entrepreneur & Mentor Debbie Parigian Honored with a Portland Business Journal CFO of the Year Award in Small Private Company Category

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Portland, OR— May 23, 2016 — American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) Chief Financial Officer Debbie Parigian has been awarded a 2016 Portland Business Journal CFO of the Year award in the Small Private Company category. Parigian was honored at the PBJ CFO of the Year Luncheon on May 19, 2016 and is profiled in the PBJ CFO print publication, released on May 20, 2016. 

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

American College of Healthcare Sciences MS in CAM Graduate Dusty Floyd Awarded DEAC’s 2016 Outstanding Graduate Recognition

Dusty Floyd DEAC 2016 Outstanding GraduateCONTACT: Lauren Shapiro

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Portland, OR— May 4, 2016 — Dusty Floyd, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) alumna, has received the DEAC’s 2016 Outstanding Graduate award.

The DEAC Outstanding Graduate award recognizes distance education students who have demonstrated academic excellence and consistent accomplishments within their chosen profession(s). Award recipients will be featured on the DEAC website with a personal profile and video describing how distance education has impacted their lives (www.deac.org).

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

American College of Healthcare Sciences MS in CAM Graduate Kellie Cooney Awarded DEAC’s 2016 Famous Alumni RecognitionACHS MS in CAM Graduate Kellie Cooney Awarded DEAC’s 2016 Famous Alumni Recognition

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Portland, OR— May 4, 2016 —Kellie Cooney, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) graduate, has received the DEAC’s 2016 Famous Alumni award.

The DEAC Famous Alumni award recognizes distance education students who have demonstrated academic excellence and consistent commitment to society and their chosen profession(s). Award recipients will be featured on the DEAC website with a personal profile and video describing how distance education has impacted their lives (www.deac.org).

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

ACHSAromatherapy Expert Dorene Petersen Interviewed for ABC News Feature on Essential Oils for Healthy Sleep

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Portland, OR—April 21, 2016Dorene Petersen, president and founder of the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), was featured in the ABC news story “Products to help you sleep better and sounder.” (Aired April 7, 2016.)

Watch: http://www.abc2news.com/news/health/products-to-help-you-sleep-better-and-sounder

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

ACHSAromatherapy Expert Discusses Memory, Brain Health, and Essential Oils at AAC Conference Delhi, India 

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Delhi, India—April 20, 2016There are 47.5 million people living with dementia worldwide, and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates this number to increase 70% by 2050.[1] These devastating statistics have prompted researchers to investigate alternative protocols, like aromatherapy essential oils, to provide accessible, effective support for an aging global population. 

Aromatherapy and essential oil expert Dorene Petersen will present “Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Memory Retention” at the Asian Aromatherapy Conference (AAC) in Delhi, India on April 21, 2016. Petersen’s paper explores the potential use of essentials oils for memory retention and support for declining cognitive abilities commonly associated with aging. 

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

NANP ConferenceACHS Speaks on Navigating Legislative Regulations, Future of Nutrition Education at 2016 NANP Conference 

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro

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Portland, OR—April 6, 2016American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), an industry-leader in accredited online holistic nutrition education, will speak about the current U.S. legislative climate for holistic health professionals at the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) 11th annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach, California.

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

ACHSACHS Named #7 Most Affordable Online Nutrition Degree

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Portland, OR—March 24, 2016American 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.”

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

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Expanded ACHS Graduate Certificate Programs Focus on Latest Integrative Medicine Trends

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Portland, OR—March 1, 2016American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is excited to announce enriched Graduate Certificate programs in Aromatherapy, Nutrition, and Herbal Medicine with new research-intensive, industry focused course requirements. 

“We are very excited for the new updates to our curriculum,” says ACHS Chief Strategy Officer Erika Yigzaw. “The graduate certificates now include more industry-specific courses that students cannot access elsewhere.” 

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Tracey Abell and Ephraim RossACHS Shares its Sustainable Mission On and Off Campus

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Portland, OR—February 22, 2016After being named number 12 out of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine in 2015, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) continues to promote sustainability and green practices in education and health. 

Earlier this month, administrative staff from the college—including ACHS Chief Operating Officer Tracey Abell, Director of Instructional Innovation and Design Ephraim Ross, and Assistant Director of Compliance Susan Yirku—presented a panel on creating sustainable practices and a greener curriculum at the 2016 Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (OHESC) in Eugene, Oregon. 

(Pictured: ACHS COO Tracey Abell and Director of Innovation Ephraim Ross with a timeline of ACHS green accomplishments at the 2016 OHESC Conference)

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Study Abroad Greece

ACHS Botanical Study Tour in Greece Offers Travelers a Unique Perspective on Holistic Health

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EMAIL: studyabroad@achs.edu

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(Pictured right: ACHS Founder and President Dorene Petersen leads an interactive workshop on wild harvesting in Syros, Greece)

Portland, OR—February 19, 2016American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is offering a six-day, five-night Mediterranean wellness program on Syros, Greece from June 13-18, 2016. This one-of-a-kind immersion program offers travelers a glimpse into global approaches to holistic health through in-depth study of indigenous botanical culture and hands-on investigation of local approaches to aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and how to cook the Mediterranean diet.