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Aug 14, 2023 8:41:34 AM | American College graduates Fuel Your Passion: Celebrating a New Class of Changemakers

Our 2023 Commencement Ceremony celebrated 350 remarkable graduates committed to positive impact and meaningful change. Start your journey this Fall. Apply today!

Every June, the ACHS Commencement Ceremony brings together our diverse group of students, graduates, staff, and faculty who are driven by their passion to create a positive impact and drive meaningful change.
It’s been two months since our incredible 2023 ACHS Commencement Ceremony where ACHS celebrated nearly 350 graduates who are already changemakers in their community. 
Graduation is the highlight of our year at ACHS and fuels us to continually improve and support every one of our students to achieve their dreams. As we head into the Fall semester with a new cohort of students ready to commit to their goals and bring their passion for wellness to the classroom, I am reminded of the incredible stories of our 2023 graduates and the hard work and perseverance they demonstrated to reach the finish line. 
My hope is that the inspiring stories and successes shared at graduation can also fuel students who are just beginning their education and re-invigorate those who are already on this journey. Graduation is a glimpse into the future and a reminder of why we're doing this work and should always keep going!


Can you picture yourself here?

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Pictured from left to right: 2023 Famous Alumni Award recipient Dr. Janet Carter and 2023 Outstanding Graduate Award recipient Sian Seligman.
Salma Semakula holding her degrees

We're so proud of our graduates!

Pictured: Salma Semakula graduated with a MS in Holistic Nutrition with Honors and a MS in Health & Wellness with Honors. 

Decorated graduation cap
Many of our graduates decorated their caps in anticipation for this exciting day!
Graduates turning their tassel
Graduates get ready for the traditional turning of the tassel to mark their achievement!
ACHS Staff & Faculty celebrating
Congratulations to the Class of 2023 from all of us at ACHS!

Each of ACHS’s graduates has a unique story - the experiences that led them to study integrative health and wellness, what propelled them to persist through the challenges of going back to school - while juggling life's many curveballs, and where they plan to go with their education. Look no further than the 2023 Outstanding Graduate Sian Seligman and Famous Alumni Dr. Janet Carter, two graduates who are breaking new ground in their fields.

Our graduates are: 

At ACHS, we are a community of learners, cheering each other on and lifting each other up with a mission to bring health and wellness knowledge to our global community and lead the advancement of evidence-based integrative health and wellness. I'm already looking forward to the 2024 graduation and can't wait to meet our next class of graduates! I hope we’ll see you there!


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Tracey Abell, ACHS President

Written By: Tracey Abell, ACHS President

Tracey has always had a passion for natural health and joined American College of Healthcare Sciences in 2002. Tracey has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Science in Education, specializing in Leadership in Higher Education from Capella University. She also studied massage therapy at East West College of Healing Arts and aromatherapy at ACHS. Tracey serves on the Commission of the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and as a DEAC accreditation standards evaluator, specializing in Business Standards and Title IV requirements. She is a former board member of the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. Tracey enjoys travel and has spent time throughout Europe and in Thailand, Australia, and India. She loves spending time in her garden and exploring the beautiful Pacific NW and beyond!