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.

2022 Outstanding Graduate Spotlight: Michael Ford

Michael Ford is a graduate of several certificate and diploma programs, as well as, our Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative MedicineMaster of Science in Herbal MedicineMaster of Science in Aromatherapy and Master of Science in Integrative Health SciencesHerbal medicine was his first step into the world of holistic health in the mid-90s with an herbalism apprenticeship, so it’s something he always came back to. The idea of plants as medicine captivated him as a child. He always knew he would end up in the healthcare industry, but he also knew it would be nothing traditional.

Michael was recently nominated and selected to represent ACHS as the DEAC 2022 Outstanding Graduate. He stated, “the success I’ve enjoyed is certainly related to all of the programs I have completed through ACHS.”

Read more about Michael in this blog post about his award.

Past Recipients

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

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