Portland, Oregon (Oct. 2,, 2011): American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) will host its first annual on-campus graduation ceremony on the College campus in Portland, Oregon on October 8, 2011 from 5-8 pm. This is an historic event for the accredited, online College commemorating the achievement of graduates spanning the College s more than 20-year history. Previous to this event, graduation has been hosted virtually. Recent graduates will be specially honored in a walking ceremony.

The First Annual ACHS Graduation Ceremony is an open-house style event, free to attend, and open to the community. Graduation will take place at the ACHS Campus in the John s Landing area of Portland (5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland, OR 97239) from 5-8 pm, PST. Friends, family, and the local community are welcome to attend in celebration of ACHS graduates accomplishments. To RSVP, participants should contact Tracey Miller, ACHS Acting Director of Operations, at (800) 487-8839 or via email at traceymiller@achs.edu.

“We’re very proud of all our students and graduates, and honored to host this graduation ceremony in recognition of their achievements,” says ACHS President Dorene Petersen. “Graduation is an important milestone, especially for today’s students who are often attending school full-time while working or caring for their family. We want to honor that milestone, and ACHS students’ commitment to health and wellness, in a meaningful way, and we hope the community will come out and join us for this graduation celebration.”

Participants and community members can learn more about the first annual ACHS on-campus graduation ceremony in the ACHS FAQ Knowledgebase (http://faq.achs.edu), located on the ACHS website (www.achs.edu), or at this link: http://faq.achs.edu/questions/114/ACHS+Graduation+Ceremony+Information

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences was one of the first accredited, fully online college offering degrees, diplomas, and career-training certificates in complementary alternative medicine. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu, call (503) 244-0726, or stop by the campus located at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239.