Portland, Oregon – Miriam Isinini Popp, Bakersfield CA, will be honored as the Distance Education and Accrediting Commission (DEAC) 2019 Famous Alumni award winner at the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) graduation ceremony, to be held at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon, on June 21, 2019. The DEAC Famous Alumni of the Year award celebrates the achievements of distance education students who have demonstrated academic excellence and consistent commitment to society and their chosen profession.

When searching for a school that would provide a well-rounded approach to holistic living, Miriam found the American College of Healthcare Sciences. She enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Health and Wellness program in 2015 and graduated in 2017.  She also completed the Certificate in Wellness Consulting program with honors.

Her dream of empowering overworked, overstressed women with mind, body, and soul tools to manage their stress was launched into becoming a reality with the education she achieved at ACHS.  During her last year of studies, Miriam built her online based coaching business, Vibrant Lifestyle Coaching, which encompasses everything she learned in her Associate of Applied Science in Health and Wellness program. She utilizes social media to promote and increase exposure for her business and mission.

“Truth be told, armed with what I have learned at ACHS, I have been able to create a ripple effect of change in the world.  There are still times I surprise myself with the wealth of knowledge I am able to bring to my clients,” says Miriam Isinini Popp.

Miriam created online workshops, a weekly live show on Facebook, digital courses, and one-on-one coaching programs focused on living full, vibrant lives holistically. Over the last year, she’s worked primarily with women business owners to help them manage their own stress.  She is showing them how to incorporate nutrition, lifestyle changes, herbal therapy, aromatherapy and so many other stress management tools to their toolbox.  Recently, she joined Young Women Reaching Accomplishable Places (YWRAP) located in Bakersfield, California and volunteers her time to speak to young girls about living a balanced life using holistic tools. 

About ACHS

Founded in 1978, ACHS.edu is a Portland, OR-based, accredited college offering online, on-campus, and study abroad integrative health education. ACHS also has a satellite campus in Kona, Hawaii. With undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and continuing education units in integrative health, ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. ACHS is a Certified B Corporation® and was ranked five of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2018 and 2019 by Oregon Business magazine. ACHS was also honored with 2016 and 2017 When Work Works awards, administered by the Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, and received the City of Portland Sustainability at Work Certification in 2017. ACHS is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and is also approved by the Office of Degree Authorization of the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission and authorized by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP). Visit achs.edu.

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