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Laurie Ellis
Thursday, 01 October 2015
Congratulations to Laurie Ellis for  graduating with a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education, Summa cum Laude. Laurie also holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wyoming. She has twenty-five years of experience as a health educator, fourteen of which...
Genevieve Searle
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Congratulations to Genevieve Searle for receiving the Wise Traditions Nutrition Certificate with a Summa cum Laude designation. Genevieve has a deep interest in health and nutrition and views food as medicine. In addition to wanting to expand her resume, she entered Hawthorn to follow her personal...
Virginia Hudock
Monday, 28 September 2015
Congratulations to Virginia (Ginger) Hudock for graduating Summa cum Laude from the Nutrition Consultant certificate program. Ginger's business, Nutrition with Ginger, helps clients discover the power of personalized, whole foods nutrition to prevent and heal from many chronic health concerns,...
Jenny Yelle
Sunday, 13 September 2015
Congratulations to Jenny Yelle for earning a Master of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education with a Summa cum Laude designation. Jenny is the author of the lively “Au Naturale Nutrition” website, where she shares her health and lifestyle articles along with nourishing, easy,...
Ilaria Garrett
Monday, 07 September 2015
Congratulations to Ilaria Garrett for receiving a Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree, Summa cum Laude. Ilaria also holds a bachelor's degree from the University of San Francisco. Due to her own personal health challenges, she sought out alternative medicine including acupuncture,...


New Class: Nutritional Needs for Healthy Aging (NHA 800)

Open enrollment begins on Sept 8, 2015.

Explore the health patterns of older adults and become skilled at educating others regarding the impact of diet and lifestyle in this population to make successful behavior changes. Learn to develop nutrition plans for seniors with Dr. Janet Ludwig in a Master's level independent study course. Click Here for more info.

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  • 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