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Helping Students Balance Stress
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“My first semester, Professor Bell was supportive and
understanding. He would listen, give feedback, and he helped
me see the positive aspects of myself. He genuinely cared. If it
wasn’t for Prof. Bell and the ILR staff I would have left school,
because I had two tragic deaths in my family and I was
diagnosed with ADD that semester.”
—ILR Student
“When Professor Hazen speaks calmly and looks me in the
eyes, I can tell she is really listening to my questions and
concerns. The way she speaks calms me. Her body language
is accepting and warm even though her coursework is
extremely rigorous. She never seems rushed, and I have no
issues asking her about anything.”
—Human Development Student
“Being in a new culture, and returning to college after 10
years, made it hard for me as an international student to
cope with stress and academic requirements. Prof. Scott
Peters genuinely believed in my ability to write my M.P.S.
paper. He told me, ‘Just write and don’t worry about how you
do it; that is where we come in to help you.’ And with that,
my confidence was rekindled and I excelled.”
—M.P.S. Student, Education