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Caroline Aslanian

Congratulations to Caroline Aslanian for completing the Scientific Foundations of Holistic Nutrition certificate program. Caroline also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Northridge. She has been conscious about how food and nutrition plays an important role in people’s health. She has been backing her intuition with years of research and experiential traveling around the world studying different cultures and ancient wisdom. What is interesting is that in the process of helping others, like so many other busy moms, she stopped taking care of herself. It wasn’t until she healed her own son against sugar addiction that she realized she was battling the same condition. Surprisingly, she cleared her hypoglycemia condition that plagued her since her teens. Caroline often hears from moms who are incredibly busy and overwhelmed that it is impossible to eat healthfully all the time and do it in a way that is affordable, simple and practical. She wishes to inspire and empower other busy moms to make educated decisions about nutrition and health by offering realistic solutions. Through online courses and workshops, she is reaching beyond her community. It is her plan to return to Hawthorn to continue her education and receive her masters in Holistic Nutrition. Hawthorn looks forward to welcoming you back to your studies in the near future!

 Caroline Aslanian

Caroline Aslanian, SFHN Graduate

Dennis Petrick

Congratulations to Dennis Petrick for graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition program. Dennis also holds a Bachelor of Science in Technology from Kent State University and a Master of Business Administration from Mount St. Mary's University. He chose Hawthorn University because of his interest and commitment to learning and teaching holistic traditional nutrition and personal wellness.  Dennis enjoys feeding nutritious meals, made with organic whole foods, to family, friends and faith community. He recently retired from the United States government as a financial analyst.  Dennis is the proud owner of the brand-new Mali Otok Organics, an edible lawn / permaculture design landscaping business.  He is a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and Slow Food International and joined Hawthorn to study in the MSTN program, which combines holistic nutrition and the principles of WAPF. Best of luck moving forward, Dennis!

 Dennis Petrick

Dennis Petrick, MSTN Graduate, and his wife Suzanne

Susan Beadling

Congratulations to Susan Beadling for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree program. Susan also holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Liberal Studies from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She is currently employed by a large integrated health system, and after over forty years’ experience in business is pursuing her lifelong interest in nutrition. Her thesis, Nutrition as an Effective Protocol in the Prevention and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, is evidence of her new found knowledge. Best of luck, Susan!

 Susan Beadling

Susan Beadling, MSHN Graduate

Carolyn Dolan

Congratulations to Carolyn Dolan for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Carolyn is a Doctor of Physical Therapy as well as certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment from the McKenzie Institute. She also holds an MS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco and a BS degree in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of California, Davis. After healing her own chronic health conditions with nutrition and lifestyle, she began to incorporate what she learned into her practice. Her specialty is in helping patients recover from orthopaedic injury and surgery in the outpatient setting. Based on a culmination of basic science research and experience, she began educating patients on the four foundational principles to health, wellness, and recovery; Eat well. Move well. Sleep well. Soar on. As a byproduct of her new passion for healthy lifestyles, her husband, an orthopedic surgeon, began to notice his own health improvements. Her thesis, Recovery from Orthopaedic Surgery: Optimize Healing and Reduce Pain Naturally was chosen to assist his surgical practice. It remains Carolyn's mission to “Inspire you to SOAR on your own.” Keep up the great work, Carolyn!

 Carolyn Dolan

Carolyn Dolan, MSHN Graduate

Tom Maha

Congratulations to Tom Maha for earning the Holistic Health certificate with the Magna cum Laude designation. Tom also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Sports and fitness have always been a part of his life. After meeting a Hawthorn student, he made the decision to learn more about nutrition and wellness and joined Hawthorn to enhance his learning in the field. He immersed himself in the topic of holistic nutrition and made some significant changes to his own diet and lifestyle. Tom's goal is to continue to expand his knowledge of all things pertaining to wellness, not just nutrition so that he can help himself, his family, and others make sound choices. Tom currently blogs about nutrition and wellness for the supplement company PurePharma, and shares what he learned at Hawthorn. Best of luck to you, Tom!

 Tom Maha

Tom Maha, HH Graduate

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