I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather over these last few days and it got me thinking this question: If I were still a college student, and I had a sore throat, a stuffy nose, the chills, and felt achy all over and overcome with fatigue, which school out there would exceed all of my expectations in terms of helping me to feel my best again? I did a bit of research, because once a question is in my head it demands a little time, clicking of the mouse, and online investigation. Readers, I’d like to bring to your attention a school located in the awesomely-named town of Walla Walla, WA, a school that’s new to the 3026 Series spotlight, Whitman College!
No one enjoys being sick in bed, but if fate does throw a few knock-you-off-your-feet germs your way then know that this is a great school at which to find yourself…
As the college states on their health center website, “Our goal is to provide a therapeutic environment that, by caring for the whole person, contributes to the college’s overall academic mission. We combine high-quality health care with the warmth of a home away from home.” How great does that sound? And their services are indeed admirable! The Welty Student Health Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days per week. Professional nurses are always on-hand, and doctors are in every day during the week. Many services are free for students, including overnight stays, and many other services are offered at a nominal fee – and a plethora of services are offered! These range from immunizations (including for travel) to HIV testing, from appointments with nutritionists to massage therapy, and from physicals to transportation to off-campus medical appointments. It’s an impressive list! Furthermore, beyond physical well-being, the college is also tuned in to the mental health of its students. There is the Whitman Counseling Center, of course, but the school is also taking part in the very-cool initiative called 100 Happy Days, encouraging its students to “join over 5 million people worldwide who are taking a few moments each day to take in the good as part of 100happydays challenge.” This makes me happy!
Know that there is a lot more to know about this fine institution of higher learning, and that this post has only had the word count available to consider the college through one specific lens, that of student health and well-being. However, the fact that I’m putting a brief stop to the clickety-clacking on my computer keyboard certainly doesn’t mean that you need do the same. Click here to learn more Whitman College and, if you like what you see, their “Admission & Aid” page awaits! Will you one day find yourself in Walla Walla, WA?