ACHS Celebrates Trailblazing Graduates Shaping the Future of Integrative Health and Wellness in 2023

Portland, OR – June 17, 2023  – American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) proudly celebrated its 2023 graduating class at the historic World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon. ACHS celebrates this year’s remarkable class of graduates who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to their education and passion for holistic health and helping others. Graduates traveled from across the country including Florida, Texas, and California, joined by family and friends, to celebrate in person in Portland, with hundreds of graduates and loved ones participating in the ceremony online via live stream. 


The graduation ceremony, held yesterday, June 16, 2023, marked a momentous occasion for the graduates as they received their well-deserved degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The commencement ceremony celebrated the ACHS 2023 Outstanding Graduate and Famous Alumni. Outstanding Graduate Sian Seligman’s career in plant medicine began as a Chief Marketing Officer for a cannabis company graduated from the Master of Science in Herbal Medicine program. Today, Sian is a Board Trustee at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she is helping to integrate cannabis and psychedelics into their clinical psychology training program. ACHS also celebrated its 2023 Famous Alumni Dr. Janet Carter. Dr. Carter is a graduate of the Master of Science in Herbal Medicine program and combined herbal medicine studies with her expertise as a pharmacist. Dr. Carter has worked as a Field Implementation Team (FIT) Consultant with the Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Within this office, she worked diligently to share different methods of complementary alternative treatment modalities with Veterans and providers.


“Congratulations to all of our 2023 graduates! These remarkable health and wellness graduates are embarking on their next steps to help others and realize their goals. They join the integrative wellness profession fortified with knowledge, confidence, curiosity, and the power to shape lives and inspire change,” shares ACHS Founding President Dorene Petersen as she expressed her admiration for the 2023 ACHS graduating class.


ACHS takes immense pride in its diverse and innovative range of programs, including degrees, certificates, micro-credentials, and professional development courses. With a comprehensive curriculum that covers holistic health, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, nutrition, and more, ACHS empowers its graduates to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Through its supportive learning environment, ACHS equips students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and expertise to excel in their chosen integrative healthcare disciplines.


ACHS President Tracey Abell shares, “The achievements of the class of 2023 are a testament to the hard work and perseverance of each individual, as well as the unwavering support provided by ACHS’s faculty, staff, and administration. All of us at ACHS applaud these graduates’ commitment to their personal and professional growth and look forward to witnessing their future successes!”


As the holistic health landscape continues to evolve, ACHS remains at the forefront of providing innovative and relevant education to its students. By combining traditional knowledge with emerging practices, ACHS ensures that its graduates are well-prepared to address the complex challenges facing the aromatherapy, herbal medicine, functional nutrition, and wellness industries.


“Today, we celebrate the culmination of countless hours of hard work and the beginning of a lifelong pursuit of knowledge and excellence.  Our graduates’ journey is a testament to their unwavering dedication, growth, and development into leaders in the holistic health community.” shares our Chief Academic Officer Tiffany Rodriguez.


ACHS congratulates the class of 2023 once again and wishes them every success in their future endeavors. The college remains committed to its mission of transforming healthcare education and continues to support its students in their pursuit of excellence.


Congratulations Class of 2023


About American College of Healthcare Sciences:

The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), located in Portland, Oregon, is an accredited college specializing in online holistic health education. Founded in 1978, ACHS offers a range of certificate, diploma, and degree programs in complementary alternative medicine disciplines. ACHS is dedicated to providing exceptional online education based on evidence-based research, with an emphasis on sustainability and global stewardship.


For questions about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Tracey Abell at [email protected]