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Deborah Drury

Congratulations to Deborah Drury for graduating from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Deborah previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a retired teacher and registered nurse who taught Health Occupations to high school seniors for 19 years, helping students become certified nurse assistants (CNAs) as a first step in a career in the healthcare field. While in college she worked as a nurse assistant and upon graduation moved to the rehabilitation area of nursing where she became a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse. She was the local Muscular Dystrophy clinic nurse, worked in education teaching new employees, and was a clinical instructor for Shawnee Community College LPN program. She is interested in alternative medicine and healthcare choices that can improve life on a holistic basis. After researching universities for several years, Deborah chose Hawthorn for her studies. Her goals include providing herself, her loved ones, and all who seek her guidance with a natural, holistic educational approach to a healthy life style. Deborah's thesis is entitled Diet and Lifestyle Changes to Mitigate an Overgrowth of Candida Albicans in Women. Best of luck, Deborah!

Deborah Drury

Deborah Drury, MSHN Graduate

Thomas Burke

Congratulations to Thomas Burke for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Scientific Foundations of Holistic Nutrition certificate program. Thomas also graduated from Ocean County College in New Jersey and earned an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. He believes that nutrition has a profound effect on a person's health and happiness and wanted to learn more about the field. He researched various different programs and degrees in holistic health, and came to the conclusion that Hawthorn University offered the content and accessibility that he was looking for. He chose the curriculum of the Scientific Foundations of Holistic Nutrition as it transfers into the Nutrition Consultant certification, is completely online, and open enrollment gave him the ability to "attend" classes as soon as possible and study in his available time. Great work Thomas. Best of luck to you!

Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke, SFHN Graduate

Debbie Bockhold

Congratulations to Debbie Bockhold for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program. Debbie also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from California State University Fullerton. She worked as a CPA until starting her family. Her family health issues renewed her interest in nutrition. Debbie briefly worked for a holistic health practitioner who attended Hawthorn University and decided to further her knowledge by also enrolling in Hawthorn. She has been managing a nutrition based social media group for 6 years where she educates and coaches groups and individual members. The prevalence of diabetes motivated her to focus in this area and in weight management. Her thesis is entitled Intermittent Fasting Reduces Blood Glucose Levels to Normal in Patients Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Keep up the good work, Debbie.

Debbie Bockhold 

Debbie Bockhold, MHNE Graduate

Shomika Patange

Congratulations to Shomika Patange for graduating from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Shomika earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida. After a personal experience and research, she became interested in nutrition and naturopathic medicine. She believes in using nutrition as it focuses on the cause and not the symptom of the illness. Silencing symptoms with prescribed drugs can be deadly as it masks the injury inside the body and may come with a long list of side effects. Shomika entered Hawthorn to learn more about holistic nutrition. She wanted to know how to free the body from toxins, nourish with vitamins and minerals, and make lifestyle changes through diet. She is a person full of courage, faith, and a passion for holistic nutrition. Her thesis is entitled A Review of Evidence Elucidating the Role of Biochemical Pathways Along with Exploration of Nutrition-Based Solutions that Subdue the Inflammatory Response and its Aftermaths in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Best of luck, Shomika!

shomika patange 

Shomika Patange, MSHN Graduate

Jill Maronde

Congratulations to Jill Maronde for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Jill also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. Her passion is helping others attain optimal health and the chance to live their best lives. She enjoys inspiring and motivating her clients to make favorable changes to both their long-term eating habits and lifestyle patterns and witnessing the positive results. Jill educates her clients on the connection between a nutrient-dense, whole-foods based diet and their well-being. She focuses on balance, variety and moderation and believes that eating well is a lifestyle, not a “diet.” Jill honors each person’s biochemical individuality and is aware that no one dietary system is best for everyone. Upon graduation from Hawthorn, she intends to focus her practice in the Portland, Oregon area on children and adolescents suffering from anxiety. Her thesis is entitled A Holistic Approach to Treating Anxiety: The Case for Optimizing Nutritional Intake in Children and Adolescents Suffering from Anxiety Disorders. Jill’s website can be found at http://www.jillmaronde.com (coming soon!) Best of luck, Jill!

Jill Maronde

Jill Maronde, MSHN Graduate

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