Outstanding Graduate of the Year

About the ACHS Outstanding Graduate Award

Each year ACHS chooses a graduate to represent ACHS in the DEAC Annual Outstanding Graduate program. This program is designed to showcase the significant accomplishments of our graduates and specifically recognize the achievements of distance education students.  

We encourage all graduates to consider applying to be the next ACHS Outstanding Graduate. Faculty and ACHS staff can also nominate graduates for this distinction.

2023 Outstanding Graduate Spotlight: Sian Seligman

DEAC OG Sian Seligman

Sian Seligman is a graduate of ACHS’s Master of Science in Herbal Medicine program and has been selected as the recipient of the ACHS 2023 DEAC Outstanding Graduate for making a positive impact in the herbalism and plant medicine field. Sian also completed the ACHS Integrative Cannabis Specialist™ and Integrative Psilocybin Mushroom Specialist™ micro-credentials. After working as a Brand Marketing Strategist, Sian’s journey toward plant medicine began when she took on the role of Chief Marketing Officer for a cannabis company. She felt the need to understand cannabis on a deeper clinical level, which led her to enroll at ACHS. As a busy professional, Sian found ACHS to be a great fit because of its renowned reputation in the industry and the flexibility it offers as an accredited college.

Sian’s journey is an example of how education can lead to personal growth and positive impacts on society. We congratulate Sian on her achievements and look forward to seeing what she accomplishes in the future!

Read more about Sian and the award in this blog post.

Past Recipients

MICHAEL FORD

2022 Outstanding Graduate

CINDY LANE ROSS

2021 Outstanding Graduate

STEPHANIE PETERSEN

2020 Outstanding Graduate

LAURA SUSAN JOHNS

2019 Outstanding Graduate

LISA DONALDSON

2018 Outstanding Graduate

STEPHANIE WEBB

2017 Outstanding Graduate

DUSTY FLOYD

2016 Outstanding Graduate

STEPHANIE AUSTIN

2015 Outstanding Graduate

SHAWN HALLUM

2014 Outstanding Graduate

TRACEY ROBBINS

2013 Outstanding Graduate

EMILY STEIN

2012 Outstanding Graduate

ROBIN BARNETTE

2011 Outstanding Graduate

PAT REDER

2010 Outstanding Graduate

PAMELA HEYEN

2009 Outstanding Graduate