ACHS Graduate Katja Evans Recognized with 2020 DEAC Award

CONTACT: Kate Harmon, CMO

TELEPHONE: 503.244.0726

Portland, Oregon – Katja Evans of Braintree, Vermont, will be honored as the Distance Education and Accrediting Commission (DEAC) 2020 Famous Alumni at the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) virtual graduation ceremony

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.

After earning her degree online, Katja pivoted to helping her community members achieve optimum health.

Katja Evans, eager to change careers, researched accredited online holistic health education and enrolled at the American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS). In 2020, she earned her Master of Science in Health and Wellness.

Katja graduated from ACHS with honors. Throughout her program, she selected courses that provided a comprehensive overview of an integrative approach to health and wellness. Her studies at ACHS culminated in a Capstone Project that focused on community initiatives and secured grant funding for a local elementary school to implement a Farm to School program. This program will directly impact the school’s nutrition, health curriculum, garden, and local food economy.

With her newly gained knowledge and expertise in nutrition and anatomy and physiology, Katja is now teaching class members about disease prevention, specifically Type 2 Diabetes. After graduation, she accepted a new position as a Care Coordinator at her local hospital as part of the Community Health Team. This team focuses on lifestyle disease prevention and barriers to healthcare for its patients. Katja is an active health and wellness advocate. She serves on several committees that support community health initiatives. Katja is also a school board member. Her interest in health in wellness has transformed into a passion helping others achieve optimum health.

“I chose ACHS because I wanted to focus on an integrative approach to health and wellness. The range of classes and online format allowed me to earn a comprehensive education on my schedule. The coursework built my solid foundation of knowledge which led to my new career.” says Katja.  


American College of Healthcare Sciences ( has been training, credentialing, advancing, and legitimizing the holistic health industry globally since 1978. ACHS specializes in accredited online integrative health and wellness education and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and professional continuing education courses 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, health education, and wellness coaching. Our graduates have been leading the wellness revolution with our sustainable values combined with cutting-edge, science-based holistic health education that gives graduates a firm foundation to launch or enhance their wellness careers. At ACHS we help corporations create specialized wellness strategies such as micro-credentialing packages. These initiatives help corporations support organizational wellness, leading to increased productivity, employee well-being, and a positive impact on the bottom line. ACHS is a Certified B Corp® and has been devoted to excellence in education, sustainability, and ethical business practices for over 40 years. ACHS was named #3 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2019 by Oregon Business magazine. Sustainability and wellness are in our DNA. Contact 503-244-0726 or visit for more information.