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Amy Panetta

Congratulations to Amy Panetta for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Nutrition Consultant certificate program. Amy has 14 years of experience as an educator in music and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College. She also earned a Masters degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Limerick in Ireland, where she honed her skills in research. She believes that her prior training and education at Hawthorn has taught her how to empower women who are feeling stressed, weighed down, and exhausted to find balance, lose excess weight, and feel vibrant. In her thesis, Amy focused on the connection between chronic stress, allostatic overload, and obesity in women. She currently works with clients individually or in groups to create their own transitional approach towards a diet filled with lots of whole foods, helpful supplementation, and lifestyle changes. She offers nutrition consulting online, as well as outside of Montreal, Quebec and in the Burlington, Vermont area. In addition, Amy provides nutritional education to the community by presenting healthy food demonstrations to all ages at summer camps, schools, workplace wellness programs, churches, and senior citizen centers. For more information, Amy's webpage can be found at Keep up the good work, Amy!

Amy Panetta, NC Graduate

Adelle Trogdon

Congratulations to Adelle Trogdon for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Nutrition Consultant Certificate program. She also holds a Master of Art degree in counseling from the Dallas Baptist University. Her interests led her to Hawthorn where she learned the important role holistic nutrition plays in overcoming illnesses like depression, anxiety, and chronic digestive issues. Adelle manages the Bile Reflux Support group on Facebook and has helped members find relief from their symptoms through dietary changes and natural supplements. She is also completing training through the Bioindividual Nutrition Institute and plans to use the knowledge to help create individualized diets for her clients. Keep up the good work, Adelle!

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Adelle Trogdon, NC Graduate

Stacey Baganz

Congratulations to Stacey Baganz for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program and for becoming Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (Cand.). She previously earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.  A deep desire to help individuals achieve their maximum potential through diet and supplementation drove Stacey to study holistic nutrition.  After researching many programs, Stacey entered Hawthorn because of the intense clinical nature of the program and because she felt it was the "best fit" for her needs. She started the company, MicroFUEL Nutrition, to help endurance athletes improve performance, recovery and long term health by uncovering and correcting nutritional deficiencies.  Her thesis is entitled Fueling performance: An evaluation of the ergogenic effects of the modified paleo diet's macronutrient composition in endurance sports. Best of luck, Stacey!

Stacey BaganzStacey Baganz, MSHN Graduate

Viktoriya Buttar

Congratulations to Viktoriya Buttar for graduating Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program. Viktoriya also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from her native Ukraine. She has been interested in holistic nutrition, yoga, exercise, and meditation for many years, which motivated her to enroll at Hawthorn University and gain a better understanding about nutrition and health. She plans to focus on weight management, children’s health, gut health, and disease prevention by creating customized wellness programs with the application of whole foods diet and lifestyle modifications. Viktoriya is dedicated to educating people about the strong relationship between nutrition and health and to assist individuals in developing lifelong eating patterns and wellness strategies to optimize health and prevent disease. Viktoriya recently spoke at a local country club about the benefits of whole foods diet. She also enjoys participating in community services such as planting school gardens, providing educational resources in schools on subjects of children’s obesity and whole food diets and volunteering in various local organizations, such as the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Keep up the good work, Viktoriya!

Viktoriya ButtarViktoriya Buttar, MHNE Graduate

Sudee Borhan

Congratulations to Sudee Borhan for graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Nutrition Consultant program. Sudee has a Bachelor of Natural Health Sciences (Suma Cum Laude) from University of Natural Medicine, Associates in Arts degree from Saddleback College, and Certificates of Achievement in Electrocardiography and Cardiovascular Technology from Orange Coast College. She began studying nutrition at Saddleback College and her passion to learn more led her to Hawthorn to deepen her knowledge of holistic nutrition. Prior to pursuing her career in the health and nutrition field, she worked as a cardiovascular technician performing stress echo and echocardiograms. Sudee helps her clients by developing individualized programs to address client health concerns while considering their biochemical individuality. She uses education and collaborative involvement to help others make life changing improvements to enjoy a healthier future. Best of luck, Sudee!

Sudee Borhan
Sudee Borhan, NC Graduate