American College of Healthcare Sciences Graduate Tracey Robbins Selected as the 2013 DETC Outstanding Graduate of the Year

Portland, OR, December 02, 2012 --( American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) graduate Tracey Robbins has been selected as the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) 2013 Outstanding Graduate. DETC Outstanding Graduate honorees are selected for their academic record and the level and quality of their contribution to society and their chosen profession(s). The DETC conducts the “Outstanding Graduate” program annually. Award winners are featured in the DETC printed publication as well as on their website (

Robbins, a yoga instructor and 2012 graduate of the ACHS Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine (AAS) and Diploma in Holistic Health Practice (HHP) programs, began her accredited holistic health education “eager to become knowledgeable about evaluating and purchasing high-quality skin and body products,” she says. Robbins now owns and operates Traditions Wellness, a wellness center in Auburn, Washington, where she offers her own skin care line, yoga, massage, aromatherapy, wellness consulting, and herbal teas and tinctures to help the local community.

“We selected Tracey for this recognition due to her dedication to her academics at ACHS and the positive impact her practice has had on the holistic health community,” says ACHS President Dorene Petersen. “It is inspiring to see Tracey apply her complementary alternative medicine knowledge to helping others on the journey to healthy living,” says Petersen.

“Tracey loves to learn! Her curiosity and thoughtful insights motivate others to participate and explore,” adds ACHS faculty member Barbara “Tai” Lovelace.

“ACHS allowed me the freedom to study on my schedule and complete my degree. I now have the confidence to run my own business rooted in the strong foundation of knowledge and integrity ACHS provided to me through professional teaching and guidance,” says Robbins.

About DETC
The Distance Education Training Council (DETC) is a voluntary, non-governmental educational organization founded in 1928 that operates a nationally recognized accrediting association, the DETC Accrediting Commission. The DETC is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as an accrediting body. For more information, visit or call (202) 234-5100.

About ACHS
American College of Healthcare Sciences is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), and is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in alternative medicine fields, such as herbal medicine, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in innovative and affordable holistic health education. ACHS has helped many students and graduates worldwide to change their lives and advance their skills in holistic health fields, such as: Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist, and Holistic Health Practitioner. For more information about accredited ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit, call (800) 487-8839, or visit us on campus at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland, OR 97239.
American College of Healthcare Sciences
Lauren Shapiro