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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

Jodie Brady

Congratulations to Jodie Brady from Cortes Island, BC for graduating from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program, Summa cum Laude. Jodie also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Pacific University. After spending twenty years in corporate finance and operations management, she entered Hawthorn University to follow her true passion – holistic health and nutrition education. Her extensive business experience, grounded in systems thinking, provided the foundation for the Nth Degree’s curriculum, which emphasizes the profound connection between all living systems. In addition to founding the Nth Degree, she is developing innovative nutrition education programs for high school students across the U.S. and Canada. Her thesis is entitled Corporations are Hungry for Profit: A Look at the Staggering Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture. Keep up the good work, Jodie!

 Jodie Brady

Jodie Brady, MHNE Graduate

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