ACHS graduates celebrate at commencement

Jun 3, 2024 8:45:00 AM | holistic health programs ACHS 2024 Commencement: A Celebration of Achievement and Community

Celebrate achievement and community at the 2024 ACHS Commencement Ceremony, honoring graduates' resilience and new beginnings in holistic health programs.

The journey to graduation is an extraordinary voyage for every student, often marking the culmination of years dedicated to hard work, new learning, and personal growth. The 2024 Commencement Ceremony, taking place on Friday, June 14 at 2 pm PT, will signify a day of immense pride, joy, and achievement. As we gather to celebrate the Class of 2024, we’ll reflect on the remarkable resilience and determination displayed by ACHS students in navigating diverse challenges and life circumstances to reach this monumental day.

Stories of Collective Success

Graduating from ACHS is not merely an individual accomplishment; it is a testament to the strength of our community. United by a shared commitment to academic excellence and holistic health, our students, alumni, faculty, and staff form a supportive network that propels each other toward success. The ACHS community fosters connections through online groups and collaborative initiatives and provides invaluable support, ensuring every member thrives in their educational journey.

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A Network of Support

The commencement ceremony is an intricate mix of emotions, from tears of joy to heartfelt moments of reflection. For graduates and their families alike, it is a day of profound significance to be celebrated together. As graduates receive their diplomas, families experience a profound sense of fulfillment, knowing their unwavering support has contributed to this momentous achievement.

The commencement ceremony is a time for families to recognize their loved one’s achievement and the bonds of family, pride, and shared accomplishment that have guided graduates along their path.


Honoring Tradition

In the rich history of commencement ceremonies, tradition and symbolism play an important role in establishing academic legacies and scholarly achievements. From the timeless cap and gown regalia to the momentous procession across the stage, each ritual embodies the spirit of academic excellence. From the beginning of the ceremony with the processional of graduate candidates to their seats to the final moment when they turn their tassel, commencement is a day that marks the beginning of putting knowledge into practice. 


Participating in the Botanical Walk

ACHS Community members participating in the annual botanical walkOne day prior to this year’s graduation ceremony, all graduates, students, and their friends and family are invited to attend the second annual Botanical Walk. This enchanting and educational experience will take place on Thursday, June 13th, from 2-4 pm PDT at the Hoyt Arboretum in Portland. Professor Amanda Lattin, Dean of Aromatherapy, and Dr. Judith Thompson, Dean of Herbal Medicine, will lead a stroll through the lush gardens and uncover the secrets of botanicals and aromatherapy. The Botanical Walk provides the opportunity to connect with nature and the ACHS community in a serene and inspiring setting before the commencement celebration.


Closing a Chapter, Looking Ahead

As graduates cross the threshold from student to alumni, the commencement ceremony represents both an end and a beginning. It is a moment of closure, recognizing the challenges overcome and the accomplishments achieved. Simultaneously, it heralds the dawn of new beginnings, filled with exciting opportunities and the promise of a bright future. Armed with knowledge, skills, and determination, our graduates will embark on their next chapter with confidence and optimism.

Janet Ludwig presents an ACHS graduate with their degreeAs we come together to celebrate the Class of 2024, let us honor the dedication, resilience, and achievements of our graduates. This ceremony is not only a celebration of individual success but also a testament to the transformative power of education and community.

Congratulations, Class of 2024! You have earned this moment, and we cannot wait to see the extraordinary impact you will make on the world.


Continue Your Education with a Micro-Credential

Once your classes have concluded, and you find yourself yearning for the enriching experience of being a student, why not explore the world of online micro-credentials? These specialized programs offer a short-term commitment while providing long-lasting advantages. ACHS proudly presents a variety of micro-credentials, including our latest offering, the Wellness Business Operations SpecialistTM. Additionally, we offer numerous continuing education programs available online, which you can explore here.

Micro-credentials at ACHS


This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact ACHS Admissions at or 800-487-8839 for additional information and to apply for admission. Graduation from any ACHS program does not confer a license to practice medicine. ACHS graduates do not claim to treat, diagnose, cure, or prescribe. Please note that professional success is achieved by a number of factors beyond education and experience, including soft skills, work ethic, integrity, and other skills that may not be developed through education and training alone. Not all graduates will achieve the career outcomes provided as examples in this article and other ACHS marketing materials. 

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