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In the latest edition of College Connection, FOX 21's Dan Hanger takes you to the College of St. Scholastica were the Benedictine values are growing even stronger with an increased focus on the health and wellness of its students.
While life at college can bring some of the highest highs, it's easy for some to hit the lowest lows.
"I think it's really easy to lose that balance," said Keely Meagher, 20, a junior at C.S.S.
But Scholastica, the priority to keep that balance while educating in a holistic way have never been stronger.
"I am really lucky to be in the position I am in," Meagher said.
Meagher and Josh Brodersen, 19, are two of the first peer mentors at the new WellU lounge where students can tap into resources to improve their mental health.
"I think you can grow to be a better person and you can achieve more things when you are balanced and organized," Meagher said.
"There are so many aspects to health that people don't get to or realize --whether it be the mental side of things or the actual education of truly eating well," Brodersen said.
Julie Zaruba Fountaine is the newly hired wellness coordinator at C.S.S. and says the dedicated lounge, as well as the student-to- student help, is vital to meeting the needs of stressed-out students.
"We found out that 20.8 percent of our students received lower grades or failed a class due to stress," Zaruba Fountaine said.
Megan Perry-Spears is the dean of students at the college and says the new center is yet another strong piece of what St. Scholastica is all about
"It's not sufficient to be an academic rock star and be a miserable human being. We can do more than that. If we're really going to help people be prepared to transform the world, we need to be helping them. We need to create an education that is transformative and that recognizes the heart, mind, body and soul," Zaruba Fountaine said.