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ACHS President’s Scholarship Awarded to Digambar Prasad Chaudhary of Nepal

The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) bestowed Digambar Prasad Chaudhary with the President’s Scholarship Award, on April 30, 2019.  He was accepted into ACHS’s Graduate Certificate in Aromatherapy program and will begin classes in the Autumn of 2019.  Digambar, a resident of Dahiyar, Nepal, will attend classes through ACHS’s flexible, online education portal accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting commission which is recognized throughout the holistic health community.

“ACHS is proud to welcome Digambar into the college family and honor him with the coveted President’s Scholarship Award,” says ACHS President and Founder Dorene Petersen.

Digambar holds a Master’s Degree in Rural Development and English Literature and a B.A. in Sociology and English literature from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He is a development professional with 11 years of experience, including seven years working in children and human rights awareness programs to eliminate all

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Media Coverage

Oregon Business Magazine: Health People Make Healthy Choices, 8/30/18

The SHRM Blog: When Work Works for America’s Veterans: Workflex Practices Support Former Military and their Families in a Civilian Workplace, 11/10/17

The SHRM Blog: National Work and Family Month Prompts HR Experts To Help Employees Achieve Work-Life Fit, 10/2/17

Can Essential Oils Actually Treat Morning Sickness? Experts Weigh In, 8/20/17

NCBTMB & ACHS Launch Spa Management Speciality Certificate Program, Massage Magazine, 8/10/17

People on the Move: ACHS President, Principal, and CEO Dorene Petersen Receives the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Portland Business Journal, 6/12/17

People on the Move: ACHS Chief Strategy Officer Erika Yigzaw Receives 2017 Innovation Award from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Portland Business Journal, 6/12/17

Winrock International Honors Dorene Petersen with President's Volunteer Service Award, Massage Magazine, 5/20/17

Meet Oregon's 39 newest B Corps, Portland Business Journal, 5/24/17

2017 When Work Works Awards Recognize Workplaces with Innovative, Effective Practices, 5/18/17 

Stress Less Tuesday: Aromatherapy at Home, KGW – Portland Today, 3/21/17

Holistic Healthcare College Opens in Kona, Big Island Now, 3/14/17

Alternative medicine grows in Sugar Land, Missouri City, Community Impact Newspaper, 3/6/17

Essential Oils Are All You Need To Make The Nontoxic Perfume You've Been Looking For,, 10/27/16

Oregonian Names ACHS a 2016 Top Workplace, The Lund Report, 9/29/16

People On The Move: Denise Dallmann, Portland Business Journal, 8/26/16

People On The Move: Paul Ventura, Portland Business Journal, 8/26/16

Local Love: Portland, OR Vs. Seattle, WA, Trulia's Blog, 6/22/16

When Work Works for the families: Oregon organizations recognized for flexible work/life integration policies, Business Tribune, 6/7/2016.

American College of Healthcare Sciences Wins #6 out of 100 Best Green Workplaces, College Planning & Management, 6/2/2016.

11 Habits That Can Fight Off Anxiety To Do Every Day, Bustle, 5/27/16.

"Products to help you sleep," WINK News, Interview, 5/10/16.

Expanded ACHS Graduate Programs Focus on Integrative Medicine. Massage Magazine, 3/1/16.

Empowerment Through Education. Natural Practitioner, 1/18/16.

ACHS Recognized as 2016 Military Friendly School for Seventh Consecutive Year. Massage Magazine. 1/5/16.

10 Ways to Make Labor Less Painful., 11/12/15.

Scents and Sensitivities: Why Your Nose Says "No" to Some Perfumes. InStyle, 11/1/15.

Moving Up: American College of Healthcare Sciences, South Portland Business Association Blog, 6/26/15

American College of Healthcare Sciences Announces New Office Location, Massage Magazine, 6/25/15

ACHS Named One of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon, Massage Magazine, 5/6/15

ACHS Makes Integrative Medicine Graduate Theses Freely Available Online, Massage Magazine, 4/8/2015

ACHS Makes Integrative Medicine Graduate Theses Freely Available Online, The Lund Report, 4/7/15

Holistic Health Leaders Gather at Integrative Nutrition Conference in St. Paul, The Lund Report, 3/26/15

Holistic Health Practitioner Stephanie Austin Named DEAC 2015 Outstanding Graduate from ACHS, The Lund Report, 3/2/15

Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Health Writer Lindsay Boyers Named DEAC 2015 Famous Alumni from ACHS, The Lund Report, 2/23/15 

ACHS Holistic Health Continuing Education Courses Approval Renewed by Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine, The Lund Report, 10/22/14

Holistic Healthcare College Offers Advantage for Certified Case Managers, The Lund Report, 8/26/15

Ask Herbal Health Expert Susun Weed & Aromatherapy with Dorene Petersen, 6/24/2014

The Aroma of Choice: Health Freedom and Aromatherapy, Dorene Petersen, NAHA, 06/06/14

Essential Oil Expert Dorene Petersen to Present U.S. Aromatherapy Trends Research at AAIC2014 in China, Massage Magazine, 5/27/14

Portland to Host Holistic Nurses' (AHNA) Annual Leadership Conference, Massage Magazine, 5/23/14

Portland to Host Holistic Nurses' Leadership Conference, The Lund Report, 5/21/14

U.S. Air Force Veteran Robin Hasbrouck Awarded $1,000 ACHS Military Scholarship, Massage Magazine, 11/15/2012

American College of Healthcare Sciences Approved to Participate in Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs, Massage Magazine, 10/17/2012

American College of Healthcare Sciences Awarded Fourth Military Friendly School Title from Victory Media Inc., Massage Magazine, 9/25/2012

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) Launches New Website, Mother Earth News, 1/30/12


Press Contact:

Kate Harmon
(503) 244-0726

Official Spokespeople:

Dorene Petersen, President (503) 244-0726,

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