ACHS Welcomes New Graduates to DET Honor Society

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) announces several alumni admitted into its chapter of the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society following the first quarter

Portland, Oregon—June 13, 2012—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) announces four new members to its national chapter of the Delta Epsilon Tau (DET) Honor Society. To qualify for membership, ACHS graduates must attain an academic average of at least 96 percent, which demonstrates a core body of knowledge in and dedication to the field of Complementary Alternative Medicine, as well as a commitment to the safety of clients and customers.

The ACHS chapter of the DET Honor Society, sponsored by the Distance Education and Training Council, was established to recognize the academic achievements of students who study at a distance and to bring honor and earned recognition to individuals who have worked diligently to acquire new knowledge and skills from an accredited distance learning institution. It also was established to inspire students and faculty in the distance learning community and to publicly demonstrate that distance learning is a viable educational option.

The following students were accepted as members of the ACHS chapter of the DET Honor Society as of the close of the first quarter of 2012:

  • Priscilla Andrews, Master Aromatherapist & Certified Iridology Consultant, Floyd, NM
  • Wendy Gattinella, Certified Aromatherapist, Kingston, NH
  • Shannon Nerren, Certified Wellness Coach, Nacogdoches, TX
  • Charlene Caswell, Certified Wellness Coach & Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Sedona, AZ

“We are thrilled to congratulate and highlight the achievements of these alumni,” says ACHS President Dorene Petersen. “Our DET Honor Society alumni are an inspiration to all ACHS students who are striving for the highest academic achievement, as well as forging successful new career paths in the growing holistic health industry.”

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences was one of the first accredited colleges offering degrees, diplomas, and career-training certificates in complementary alternative medicine fully online. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit, call (503) 244-0726, or stop by the College campus located at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239.