Thursday, June 18, 2015

NANP Community Awards are in!

I am thrilled to share that Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Live Webinar Series, orchestrated by Paula Bartholomy, MS, has been selected as one of the recipients for the 2015 NANP Community Award!

Additionally, Hawthorn graduates Wendy Borden and Kerri Eich, as well as our student Laurie Ellis, are also the recipients of the 2015 NANP Community Awards.

Wendy Borden is an Executive Director and Nutrition Educator at Revive and Thrive Community Project in Grand Rapids, Michigan. An affiliate partner and modeled after the Ceres Community Project in Sebastopol, CA, Revive and Thrive provides teens with growing, cooking and healthy eating skills while providing those facing life-threatening diseases, such as cancer, with nourishing healthy meals. Visit Revive and Thrive at:

Kerri Eich is Director of the School and Academy of Health & Environmental Sciences at University High School (LAUSD), Los Angeles, CA, where she created Uni High's school garden, which includes a native pollinator garden and raises crops with the help of her 90 Food Science students. You can find a video about Kerri’s work here:

Laurie Ellis is a creator of Back in Whack program, currently offered though Wyoming Department of Health. You can find more about this program by visiting: and Wyoming Department of Health site at:

These awards go to selected individuals in the community who are making a difference in the health of the nation. Through taking the initiative to change school lunches, helping to fight legislation or even writing a blog, people like you, our graduates and students, are making a positive contribution to health and wellness!

Congratulations all! We couldn’t be more proud of your accomplishments!