Academic/Campus Life

Therapy Dog Returns to FAU to Support Students During Finals

FAU will welcome back Kol, a certified therapy dog, on Monday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Kol will provide comfort to students studying for final exams in the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Kol, a certified therapy dog, provides comfort to students studying for final exams in the Wimberly Library.


By Kelsie Weekes | 12/7/2015

Florida Atlantic University will welcome back Kol, a certified therapy dog, on Monday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. Kol will provide comfort to students studying for final exams in the Wimberly Library, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

The award-winning canine and his owner, Jane Eisenberg, are volunteers with Therapy Dogs International and have spent the last three years comforting Hospice patients. The 71-pound golden retriever enjoys the attention from students and doesn’t mind cuddling with them or posing for a “selfie.”

“Studies have shown that therapy pets can help to reduce stress and anxiety and a growing number of universities are having success with golden retrievers during final exams,” said Rita Pellen, associate dean of Libraries. “Kol’s visit to FAU puts a different face on the academic library and shows our students that we care about what they are experiencing.”

Kol’s visit is hosted by FAU Libraries and the FAU Mentoring Project.
For media coverage, contact Carol West at 561-297-0245 or clewis36@fau.edu, or Kelsie Weekes at 561-350-5705 or Weekesk@fau.edu.

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