2013 DETC Famous Alumni of the Year

Jane Thomas Selected as the ACHS 2013 DETC Famous Alumni of the Year

CONTACT: Tanja Kaneshiro
TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726
EMAIL: tanjakaneshiro@achs.edu


Portland, Oregon—November 29, 2012—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) graduate Jane Thomas has been selected as the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) 2013 Famous Alumni. DETC Famous Alumni honorees are selected for their academic record and the level and quality of their contribution to society and their chosen profession(s). The DETC conducts the “Famous Alumni” program annually. Award winners are featured in DETC printed publication as well as on their website (www.detc.org).

“Jane achieved a high level of academic success at ACHS and seeks innovative ways to share her holistic health education with her extended rural community. As a result, her health food store, JB’s Healthmart, has earned the 2012 Rising Star of Entrepreneurship Award, and she was recognized by the Missouri House of Representatives for investing in her local economy,” says ACHS President Dorene Petersen. “Her forward-thinking products and services coupled with her innovative ways of doing business earned her this prestigious award. We are so proud of her,” adds Petersen.

Thomas is a 2012 graduate of the ACHS Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine (AAS), Diploma in Herbal Studies (MH), and Certificates in: Wellness Coaching (CWC), Natural Products Manufacturing (CNPM), Homeopathy Consulting (CHC), and Herbal Retail Management (CHRM).  

“Distance education allowed me to combine my passion for holistic wellness with my desire to earn an accredited degree. This decision has enriched my life by building a global peer network of friends. It has also increased my organization and productivity and my self-confidence,” says Thomas “The education I received from ACHS surpassed my expectations.”

Thomas’ website offers educational content and provides free access to the Natural Standard Database, a content-rich health encyclopedia utilized by health practitioners worldwide. Visit her online at http://www.jbshealthmart.com.

About DETC

The Distance Education Training Council (DETC) is a voluntary, non-governmental, educational organization founded in 1928 that operates a nationally recognized accrediting association, the DETC Accrediting Commission. The DETC is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as an accrediting body. For more information, visit www.detc.org or call (202) 234-5100.

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), and is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in alternative medicine fields such as herbal medicine, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in innovative and affordable holistic health education. ACHS has helped many students and graduates worldwide to change their lives and advance their skills in holistic health fields such as: Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist, and Holistic Health Practitioner. For more information about accredited ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu, call (800) 487-8839, or visit us on campus at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland, OR 97239.