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Martha Songayllo
Monday, 05 January 2015
Congratulations to Martha Songayllo for receiving the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree, Summa cum Laude. Martha earned a bachelor's degree in international business and worked in various aspects of technology in a variety of industries. Her focus was on database management, marketing,...
Celia Moses-Nagbiku
Monday, 22 December 2014
Congratulations to Celia Moses-Nagbiku for receiving a Master of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education. Celia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State of Nigeria. She has worked in the area of nutrition since January 2001 in...
Alex Shirley
Monday, 08 December 2014
Congratulations to Alex Shirley for receiving his Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education, Summa cum Laude. Alex is an Exercise and Lifestyle Coach (CHEK Institute) with an interest in Bariatric Surgery Support. He has worked for over twelve years in the Health and Fitness Industry, is...
Annett Arkun
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Congratulations to Annett Arkun for receiving the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree with a Summa cum Laude designation. Annett is a certified pre- and postnatal fitness instructor who also holds a Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Science. Annett became interested in holistic nutrition...
Frances (Erin) Walden
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Congratulations to Frances (Erin) Walden for receiving a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree, Summa cum Laude.  Erin graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in French. She began a sales career in...


The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book by Tarah Chieffi

Congratulations to MHNE student Tarah Chieffi, who has just published her The Everything Paleo Pregnancy Book!


Live Webinar

  • Adrenal Fatigue:  A Rising Epidemic:  Learn more about the endocrine system, adrenal function, hormonal triggers, how stress affects the body, and most importantly, solutions to address adrenal fatigue with Glen Depke, Traditional Naturopathic Doctor, on the Tuesday night Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar – Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 at 4...


Ring in the new year by resolving to attend a Holistic Nutrition Webinar.

Increase your knowledge and support your health. Hawthorn University proudly continues to offer two free monthly online presentations in Holistic Health and Nutrition.

Join the mailing list at the bottom of the page for your twice monthly invitation to the live assembly, with a new presenter each time offering helpful, practical suggestions to make you and your clients feel better, and visit our webinar archives HERE.


  • My thesis project helped me to develop my niche before I graduated. I came away from Hawthorn with a well rounded education prepared to help others in their journey towards wellness.
    Marjie Andrejciw // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn University provided such a valuable education and experience! Coming from a background in dietetics, the information was reliable, credible, and most importantly understandable and applicable!
    Lisa Booth // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn provided me with valuable skills to follow my passion...My degree also gave credibility in holistic nutrition that has been the foundation for launching my career.
    Wendy Borden // MSHN Graduate
  • My education at Hawthorn was very inspiring, resourceful and helped me prepare for my own Nutrition Consulting business.
    Katherine Carter // NC Graduate
  • I was very impressed with the curriculum, teaching staff, and support Hawthorn provided. This is truly a group of very dedicated and knowledgeable health and nutrition professionals.
    Amanda Codd // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn University has opened doors for me. That people look to me for answers and recommendations is immensely gratifying. The coursework is insightful, challenging and far-reaching.
    Patricia A. Curley // MSHN Graduate
  • The knowledge I gained studying at Hawthorn...proves invaluable in my job on a daily basis.
    Denis Faye // MSHN Graduate
  • What I appreciated the most at Hawthorn was the connection I had with my instructors and supporting faculty...I feel more confident as a professional in my field and realize the potential of what I can still accomplish as a Holistic Nutrition Educator.
    Andrea Hill // MHNE Graduate
  • I am very impressed with the University’s commitment to incorporating real food into the science of nutrition. I felt the curriculum was extremely applicable to what I would take into the outside world.
    Rebecca Katz // MHNE Graduate
  • The education I received at Hawthorn has touched every part of my life, personally and professionally...I respect and admire each instructor, student, and graduate of Hawthorn for sharing this passion.
    Christina Mace // MHNE Graduate
  • My educational experience at Hawthorn was marked with fulfillment and reward...The Hawthorn experience will always be one of my lifetime joys. I remain with deep gratitude.
    W. Philip McDonald // MSHN Graduate
  • I had a wonderful experience at Hawthorn. My the course work was relevant, and very useful. I feel that I learned a great deal, and the program prepared me for working as a nutrition consultant.
    Julie Murray // MSHN Graduate
  • Each time I meet with a client for either Nutrition or Fitness Consulting I draw on my education as a student of Hawthorn University...I have never ever regretted the investment I made in myself by applying to Hawthorn University.
    Julie F. Richards // MSHN Graduate
  • I feel grateful for the education I received at Hawthorn, for my special instructor, Heidi Snyder, for the loving support I received all along the way, and for the learning opportunity to make a difference in the world.
    Krystle Shapiro // MSHN Graduate
  • I have thoroughly enjoyed my Hawthorn experience and education. I have learned so much and now have the tools to create a beautiful career of my dreams.
    Jennifer Sullivan // MSHN Graduate
  • Hawthorn's education program was flexible, not expensive and worthwhile. It has allowed me to pursue a different career direction, which otherwise could never have happened. Looking back, I'd do it all over again.
    Josiah Vencel // MSHN Graduate
  • The field of nutrition is fascinating indeed!! Hawthorn's program has opened a whole new world that enables me to dive into. The most important is being able to apply this material in one's personal life.
    Scott Watters // MSHN Graduate