ACHS Just Named 2014 Military Friendly School

Oct 10, 2013 8:30:00 AM | achs ACHS Just Named 2014 Military Friendly School

ACHS has been named a 2014 Military Friendly School in recognition for our commitment to high-quality online education for military students!

Military Friendly School 2014Wonderful readers ... we couldn't be more excited to announce that the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been named a 2014 Military Friendly School® by G.I. Jobs magazine in recognition for our commitment to high-quality online education for military students. G.I. Jobs magazine is the premier publication for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. ACHS is the only online holistic health education college listed!

“America’s service men and women have protected and served all of us, and we at ACHS are dedicated to helping our servicemembers and their families achieve their dream of a holistic health education. We are pleased to be recognized for the special distinction of Military Friendly educator over the past five years, and we will continue to strive to meet and exceed their expectations,” says Dorene Petersen, Founder and President of ACHS.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows ACHS’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

Jewley Adams“The benefits allotted to me for my time in service have been the vehicle I needed to drive me forward to achieve my professional goals. My Veterans Benefits and great support from ACHS staff have given just what I needed to continue my education. I wish that other veterans will seek out this fantastic college when deciding to utilize the military benefits allotted to them,” says Jewley Adams (pictured right), ACHS student in the Holistic Health Practitioner program.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria, and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found at

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A full story and detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools® will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.

Find the American College of Healthcare Sciences and more information about the 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list on the website ACHS is listed under the category “Virtual Schools.”

As a military-friendly institution, ACHS makes it easy for U.S. Armed Forces servicemembers, military spouses, and veterans to maximize their education benefits and invest in their future with career training in holistic health. ACHS offers several military funding options for qualified applicants, including the military scholarships, tuition assistance, and the G.I. Bill. More information is available on the ACHS website under Military here or call (800) 487-8839.


Student veterans, share your feedback and experience. Do you know a veteran, active duty servicemember, military spouse, friend, or family member who'd want to know about the holistic health programs and military benefits we offer at ACHS? If so, please forward this blog post or share it on your facebook page. Then, give us a grade on the The Military Friendly Schools' website TODAY! To share your experience, click this link and look for the textbox on the top, right-hand side of the page that says, "Student Veterans Grade the School." Just click the red text that says, "Review the School."

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Tanja Kaneshiro

Written By: Tanja Kaneshiro

Tanja joined ACHS in 2012 with an enthusiasm for holistic health and essential oils. She brings an extensive, varied skill set to the college including administration, client relations, sales, and project management. In her free time, you can find Tanja creating DIY art and collage projects, scouring estate sales for treasures, or enjoying brunch with her husband and friends. Her two cats and many dog friends keep her entertained. She looks forward to volunteering and exploring all that this fabulous city of Portland has to offer.