Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

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Portland’s Apothecary Shoppe to Donate 2% of Essential Oil Profits to Global Education in Sustainable Soil to Oil Aromatherapy Initiatives

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726
EMAIL: laurenshapiro@achs.edu

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Portland, OR— January 13, 2016—The Apothecary Shoppe, a Portland-based holistic health and organic product store, has announced that 2% of all essential oil sales will directly support global sustainability education initiatives in botanical production for the essential oil industry.

Starting this month, 2% of sales from the Apothecary Shoppe’s aromatherapy essential oils sourced from certified organic and sustainably wildcrafted botanicals will be donated to promote education in aromatherapy, and organic and sustainability practices across the global essential oil farmer/producer/end user community. Global scholarships will provide the opportunity for students to study aromatherapy and permaculture and essential oil production, education for farmers seeking organic status, and training in sustainable farming and harvesting techniques, among other initiatives.

Monday, January 11th, 2016

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ACHS Hires Lisa Easler, JD as Human Resources Manager & GMP Compliance Director

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: 503.244.0726
EMAIL: laurenshapiro@achs.edu

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Portland, OR—January 11, 2016—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), a fully online, accredited college specializing in undergraduate- and graduate-level holistic health and wellness degree and certificate programs, announces that Lisa Easler, JD, has joined their team as Human Resources Manager & GMP Compliance Director.

“I am very excited to join this incredible team of professionals,” says Easler. “ACHS’s mission to provide leadership in holistic health education so that the world can continue to embrace the power of wellness is truly inspiring, and I’m proud to have a part to play in that initiative.”

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

ACHS Military Friendly 2016ACHS Recognized as 2016 Military Friendly® School for Seventh Consecutive Year

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: 503.244.0726
EMAIL: laurenshapiro@achs.edu

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Portland, OR—January 5, 2016After serving over 10 years as an officer with the Phoenix Police Department (PPD) and eight years on active duty with the United States Army Reserve (USAR), Officer Janice Straight suffered an injury while training for deployment with Operation Iraqi Freedom. She then began a search for a more holistic approach to health and wellness and found American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS).

“With the Post 9/11 GI Bill, I followed my dream,” says Straight. “I graduated with a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition, and I am actively continuing my pursuit of a holistic life.” 

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

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Clinical Aromatherapists Head to Denver for International Aromatherapy Conference: American College of Healthcare Sciences Gold Sponsor

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726
EMAIL: laurenshapiro@achs.edu

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Portland, OR—August 19, 2015More than 150 aromatherapists will gather in Denver, Colorado this fall for the upcoming Alliance of International Aromatherapists’ (AIA) 2015 International Aromatherapy Conference and Wellness Expo from September 10-13, 2015. American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS)—an accredited online college with certificate and degree programs in aromatherapy—is a Gold Sponsor of the Conference. 

Aromatherapy is a fast-growing modality with new research and trends emerging rapidly, as well as a growing demand for high-quality essential oils and educated practitioners. The theme of the event is Creating Higher Standards for Aromatherapy, and the Conference will feature 21 expert sessions (including pre-conference workshops) ranging from topics such as essential oil myths and marketing hype to essential oils and mental health to navigating FDA laws and regulations. 

Monday, August 10th, 2015

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ACHS Student Shivana Inalsingh Awarded National Association of Nutrition Professionals 2015 Community Award 

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726
EMAIL: laurenshapiro@achs.edu

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Portland, OR—August 10, 2015—The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) proudly announces ACHS Graduate Certificate in Nutrition graduate and Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition candidate has been awarded the National Association of Nutrition Professionals’ (NANP) 2015 Community Award.

NANP Community Award recipients are peer nominated and selected for their individual efforts to improve the health of the nation. Inalsingh is a respected researcher and presenter on nutrition-supported recovery from brain trauma in boxers and the use of foot reflexology and craniosacral therapy for head trauma and health issues affecting professional female athletes. She is also a clinical integrative reflexologist.

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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ACHS Graduate Alumni Now Eligible to Become Certified Nutrition Professionals 

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726
EMAIL: laurenshapiro@achs.edu

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Portland, OR—August 3, 2015Graduates of three master’s-level integrative medicine programs from the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) are now eligible to receive the Certified Nutrition Professional (CNP) credential from the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) upon completion of the required supervised hours and qualification for the Board Certification in Holistic Nutrition examination. 

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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American College of Healthcare Sciences Awarded Business of the Year Finalist Certificate from 2015 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726
EMAIL: laurenshapiro@achs.edu

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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.

The BBB annual Business of the Year Torch Awards honor businesses that demonstrate excellence in the marketplace. Every year, one business in each of the BBB’s service areas—Alaska, Oregon, and Western Washington—is selected to receive BBB’s prestigious award in the small, medium, and large business categories.

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

American College of Healthcare Sciences Announces New Office Location in John’s Landing, Portland

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726
EMAIL: laurenshapiro@achs.edu

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Portland, OR— June 22, 2015After 12 years serving online students and the local community in John’s Landing (and 14 years previously in Lake Oswego, OR), American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) announces its relocation to a new expanded campus on SW Macadam Avenue.

Like the previous campus, the new ACHS office location is situated in the heart of John’s Landing (5005 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97239)—an area quickly becoming Portland’s go-to neighborhood for health and wellness and just a few minutes from downtown Portland.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

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American College of Healthcare Sciences Ranked #12 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726
EMAIL: laurenshapiro@achs.edu

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Portland, OR—June 11, 2015On May 27, 2015, ACHS was named number 12 out of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon by Oregon Business magazine. This is a special honor as 2015 is the institution’s first year of participation in the annual survey of sustainable business practices.

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has a 37-year history of demonstrating commitment to sustainable education from its business practices to ensuring that all of its academic and retail products are ethically sourced and produced using environmentally conscious methods. 

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

achs logoLisa Powell (MS CAM, FDN) Becomes First ACHS Graduate to Achieve Board Certification in Holistic Nutrition®

CONTACT: Lauren Shapiro                              

TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726
EMAIL: laurenshapiro@achs.edu

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Portland, OR—May 13, 2015Lisa Powell (MS CAM, FDN) is the first American College of Healthcare Sciences graduate of the Master of Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine to achieve Board Certification in Holistic Nutrition® from the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board (HNCB).

“This credential is important for me to be able to stand out as a distinctive health educator and practitioner,” Powell says. “It also helps create a path for the holistic nutrition community to be a stronger voice in the healthcare field. Along with my advanced degree from ACHS, it was a necessary next step for my profession.”