All Kinds of News for September 14, 2016
College Excel is excited to announce several new instruction and support-based program additions for the 2016-17 academic year. Beginning fall 2016, College Excel students will learn even more about how to understand and better manage anxiety. In a new course called Digital Overload, Laurie Honda, Ph.D. will teach students about the cumulative effects of “screen time” and how that impacts cognitive functioning among young adults. Through experiential learning, Jeremy Bowler, Student Life Director and former youth competitive rock climbing coach, will model various anxiety reduction techniques via rock climbing in a brand new student workshop.
In conjunction with the new curriculum offerings, College Excel students will now have access to on-site therapeutic support services. Program Director Peter Allen, M.S., will lead College Excel’s new support group, “Transitioning from Wilderness Therapy to College,” and Cindy Van Lom, M.S., will provide on-site counseling services to students in need.
About College Excel
Founded in 2003, College Excel is the nation’s leading residential college support program located in beautiful Bend, Oregon. At College Excel, post-secondary adults (18-25) who have diverse learning needs and require extra support are provided with the structure they need to move forward, both academically and personally. Through a proprietary coaching model rooted in research-based neurocoaching and behavioral coaching techniques, students receive daily support from a team of credentialed and experienced professionals while earning transferable college credits.