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Haley Bond

Congratulations to Haley Bond (Whitley) for graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Haley has also earned  bachelor's degrees in psychology and Spanish from Seattle University. She was introduced to nutrition while working with DirectionFive, a culinary and nutrition education program for kids. After becoming a certified DirectionFive teacher, she began teaching children’s after school and weekend cooking programs for the Corte Madera Recreation Center and the Marin Mart Farmers Market and began her nutritional consulting business, 18grains Nutrition. Haley is a co-founder of the 10 Day Health Challenge, an online program that unites people from all over the country (and beyond!) for seasonal whole foods cleanses. In addition, her work in the field led to her conducting a nutritional education workshops series. Whether it’s at a public speaking engagement, a weekend health retreat, or working with individuals in her own practice, she always strives to follow the guiding principle that optimal health begins with what we eat. Her thesis is entitled A Pilot Study for the Development of a Digital Recipe and Meal Plan Program Aiming to Increase Frequency of Home Cooked Dinners. You can find Haley's websites at and Keep up the good work, Haley!

Haley Whitley

Haley Bond, MSHN Graduate

Joyce White

Congratulations to Joyce White for earning the Summa Cum Laude designation upon her graduation from the Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition degree program. Joyce also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania. She is a follower of the principles of Weston A. Price and has been a chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation and a Nourishing Traditions personal chef. Her focus is now on teaching classes in traditional nutrition using both lectures and cooking demonstrations. Joyce entered Hawthorn as she felt that the Wise Traditions Nutrition program would add to her knowledge base, help her organize her thoughts and lecture material, and add to her credibility. Best of luck, Joyce!

Joyce White Graduate Photo

Joyce White, MSTN Graduate

Anett Wesseling

Congratulations to Anett Wesseling for graduating from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program with the Magna Cum Laude designation. Anett is a caring mother of two children, an enthusiastic assortment manager at the leading whole foods chain in Austria, and a passionate cook and foodie. Her enthusiasm for nutritious whole and real foods originates from her childhood when she learnt cooking with her mother. As an undergraduate she studied European Business Administration and International Marketing in the United Kingdom, Hungary, and the Netherlands. After many years of working as an international marketing specialist, she decided to take a break and devote her time fully to her children. Through the sickness of her son she became interested in holistic nutrition and decided to start studying at Hawthorn University in order to expand her knowledge in this area. From a mere interest for holistic nutrition she has developed a passion and she is now building a promising career. Her thesis is entitled The Effect of Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes on Childhood Obesity. Keep up the good work, Anett!

 Anett Wesseling

Anett Wesseling, MSHN Graduate

Cindy Killian

Congratulations to Cindy Killian for graduating Summa Cum Laude from the Master of Science in Traditional Nutrition program. In addition to her Masters in Traditional Nutrition, Cindy Killian also has degrees in Natural Science as well as History. She is a devoted mother to her two little “giggles” and is passionate about healthy living through the use of heritage foods and a back to basics lifestyle. Cindy plans to found a holistic education facility based on healing the land through permaculture methods as well as healing our bodies through the nutrition principles taught in the Hawthorn University Traditional Nutrition Program.

 Cindy Killian

Cindy Killian, MSTN Graduate

Dawn Viola

Congratulations to Dawn Viola for graduating from the Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education program with a Magna Cum Laude designation.  Dawn also holds a BFA in Visual Design from UMass Dartmouth. She is a certified executive chef, and founder of This Honest Food, helping individuals and families transform their health through food and cooking. After a successful career as a creative director and documentary producer in the advertising industry, she switched her focus to food after discovering she had multiple food allergies. She enrolled in culinary school, and earned a second degree in culinary management, worked as an executive chef, and then joined Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts as a chef instructor while attending Hawthorn. Dawn's healthy recipes have appeared in a variety of print and online publications, as well as published in several cook books, and she has appeared on Food Network, Cooking with Emeril, Martha Stewart Radio, and is a frequent guest chef on Fox News. Visit her website at to learn more about her healing programs and holistic cooking lessons. Keep up the good work, Dawn!

 Dawn Viola

Dawn Viola, MHNE Graduate