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Jordan Anderson

Congratulations to Jordan Anderson for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Nutrition Consultant program. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Engineering with a minor in marketing from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She owns Healthy Honeybee and specializes in nutrition consulting, meal preparation and planning, and cooking for children as a Healthy Hand Cooking Instructor. Jordan’s passion is teaching children and young adults about proper nutrition and empowering them with basic kitchen skills. Jordan’s ultimate goal is to create enrichment programs for the schools in the Northwest Arkansas area that focus on cooking and nutrition education for children. She also creates meal plans and prepares food for a select few clients who have severe food allergies and need help due to their busy lives. Jordan is passionate about anything food related and loves learning about new diets, cooking techniques, and how food interacts with each of our own bodies. Keep up the good work, Jordan!

Jordan Anderson

Jordan Anderson, NC Graduate

Lydia Ling Poh Leng

Congratulations to Lydia Ling Poh Leng for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. She has more than 19 years of experience in the field of holistic wellness and nutritional therapies. She coaches people to manage various health conditions to restore health. She has a special interest in developing effective detoxification and rejuvenation programs and educates on how to utilize wholesome foods as medicines. Lydia devotes much of her time to mentor and coach aspiring health personnel to meet the huge market need for sound nutritional health solutions. Her thesis is entitled Eczema: Overcoming the Shortfalls of Conventional Dermatology's Approach through Holistic Nutritional Interventions. Keep up the good work, Lydia!

Lydia Ling Poh Leng

Lydia Ling Poh Leng, MSHN Graduate

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

Karen Kong

Congratulations to Karen Kong for graduating from the Nutritional Consultant program with a Summa Cum Laude designation. Karen consistently achieved the honor of being on the President's List throughout her program. Eight years ago she made a decision to take charge of her health and became vegan while researching holistic ways of having healthy skin, maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. After supporting friends and relatives through varying health issues she made the decision to enter Hawthorn University to refine her education and help as many people as she could as well build a career by bettering people's lives. Karen's goal is to provide wellness protocols to help individuals with meal planning, budgets, and lifestyle planning to lead to improved health and wellness. In 2017 she launched Karen's Health Bar with an active Facebook page and provides vegan juice and food deliveries in Port of Spain, Trinidad. All juices and salads are healthy and free of processed sugars and preservatives. All products are served in recyclable or reusable demonstrating and promoting environmental sustainability. She has also partnered with the Colibri Creative Center of Light in Santa Cruz, Trinidad to host Vegan Nutritional events on weekends. Keep up the good work, Karen!

Karen Kong

Karen Kong, NC Graduate

Angela Dugan (Vieux)

Congratulations to Angela Dugan (Vieux) for graduating from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program with the Summa Cum Laude designation. Angela has an undergraduate degree from East Central University in Speech Communication and has a background in developing education programs with an emphasis on nutrition and health. Angela has worked on developing programs for weight loss, diabetes, self-esteem, and overall health. She believes in the power of the body to heal itself and teaches classes on cooking traditional foods hoping to inspire people to reconnect with their kitchens and learn how to take their health into their own hands. Her thesis is entitled A Nutrient-Dense Diets Role in Preventing Childhood Chronic Illness Through Enhancing the Immune System During the Formative Years. Wishing you the best of luck as you continue to spread valuable information about health and wellness.

Angela Dugan Vieux

Angela Dugan (Vieux), MSHN Graduate

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