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Silvina Brangold

Congratulations to Silvina Brangold for graduating from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program with the Summa cum Laude distinction. Silvina also holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Administration from the Universidad Catolica Argentina from Buenos Aires. Within the business field she specialized in education as a consultant in change management and traveled the world for more than a decade helping clients in large-scale projects in USA, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. This experience opened her eyes to different cultures: beliefs, social dynamics, ways of living, and a wide range of eating habits. As a result, her interest in nutrition and using food as medicine grew and she entered Hawthorn to gain a deeper knowledge and develop greater capabilities to make differences in peoples’ lives by promoting health through better nutrition. Her thesis is entitled Food Choices, Resilience and Team Performance and is evidence of her knowledge.

Silvina Brangold

Silvina Brangold, MSHN Graduate

Kendrick Ribeiro

Congratulations Kendrick Ribeiro for graduating from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program. Kendrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from Florida Atlantic University. He is a fitness professional, running coach, and nutritionist. He specializes in weight loss and strength training for runners, and has been able to reach thousands via his online weight loss program, the K-Fit 6 Challenge. Kendrick travels throughout the US with the Divas Series, serving as the Series head coach and encouraging runners of every level. He is also the owner of Studio K-Fit in Redwood City, California; a fitness studio specializing in core training, strength training, and weight loss via functional training and holistic nutrition. K-Fit Corporate is the corporate wellness program he developed for local companies. Learn more about the great work Kendrick does at http://www.kendrickfitness.com and http://www.studiokfit.com, or find him at http://www.refocusedmind.com. His thesis is entitled, Emotional Reconditioning and Developing Micro Habits For a Healthier Life. Best wishes for success always, Kendrick!​

Kendrick Ribeiro 

Kendrick Ribeiro, MHNE Graduate

Carol Caughlan Schulley

Congratulations to Carol Caughlan Schulley for earning Summa cum Laude in the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Carol also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from La Roche College and a teaching certificate in Family and Consumer Sciences from Immaculata University. She has been teaching middle school and high school for 10 years and is a member of Berks County Family and Consumer Sciences. Carol is also the secretary of her local chapter of Toastmasters International and is active in Girls on the Run at Kutztown Area Middle School as well as a member of the mentoring program at Kutztown Area High School. Carol’s attention was drawn to holistic nutrition as she observed her students developing poor nutritional habits, and a decrease in focus and interest in school. Carol firmly believes that many ailments can be alleviated or relieved by focusing on positive dietary habits, and beneficial nutritional and lifestyle habits should be started as early in life as possible. This observation led her to Hawthorn to learn more about nutrition. She believes that "the key to proper nutrition is education" and Carol's goal is to give students the tools and skills they need to make informed food and lifestyle choices. Her thesis is entitled: Effect of Eating Breakfast on Classroom Behavior in Middle School Children and gives evidence to her newly acquired knowledge. Keep up the good work, Carol!​

Carol Schulley 

Carol Caughlan Schulley, MSHN Graduate

Lynette Pretorius

Congratulations to Lynette Pretorius who has earned the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education degree, Magna cum Laude. Lynette grew up in South Africa where fruit and vegetables were fresh from the local farmers, beef and lamb were grass-fed, chickens were free range, and pork wasn’t popular. She completed a degree in Food and Nutrition and worked at a couple of hospitals prior to moving to a small town and buying the local pharmacy where she stocked a good variety of natural medicines. When Lynette moved to the USA in 2001 her interest in nutrition grew as she noticed cheese and bread never went stale and fruits and vegetables had little taste. She entered Hawthorn to learn about holistic nutrition and how the body can heal itself and started using organic fruits and vegetables, grass fed meat, and raw milk. Lynette's goal is to teach others to learn about holistic nutrition and to make healthy life style changes. Her thesis is entitled, The Health Effects of Mercury Exposure on a Human Body. Great work, Lynette!

Lynette Pretorius 

Lynette Pretorius, MHNE Graduate

Madison Backer

Congratulations to Madison Backer for graduating Magna cum Laude from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program. Madison also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Manitoba followed by nutrition education through Canadian Fitness Professionals where she obtained her Nutrition and Weight Loss Specialist certification. In her business, called Mind and Body by Mad Back, she works with clients on a daily basis to achieve their health goals. Madison has experience speaking on exercise and nutrition and has given presentations to both children and adults on the importance of nutrition and exercise for optimal and joyous living. As a recent graduate of Hawthorn, Madison continues to share her education with the public through presentations and seminars in her community. Her thesis is entitled, Alzheimer’s Prevention and Slowing Cognitive Decline. Keep up the good work, Madison!

Madison Backer 

Madison Backer, MHNE Graduate

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