Success and Well-being in Honors

         Your best self, in action

The Success and Well-being in Honors (SaWH) program is an educational counseling program, not a therapeutic or treatment program. It is designed to focus on proactive interventions, to support a student’s management of their approaches to mental and physical well-being, and seeks to emphasize their cognitive strengths, preparation for success, and to provide preemptive skills and tools.

SaWH is committed to your success and well-being in all facets of your educational and personal experience here at the University of Missouri. We understand that being in the Honors College creates a unique set of expectations and needs, both self-imposed and as a result of seeking an enhanced and exceptional educational experience.

Through SaWH, we are here to be advocates and partners in helping you create the successful person you want to become; in other words, SaWH is about putting your best self into action.

Success and Well-being in a Time of COVID!

Greetings from the Success and Well-being in Honors (SaWH) team! We want to remind you that the SaWH team is here (virtually) to support you during the Spring 2020 semester.  Our advisors are here to provide a listening ear, advice, and resources. You will be able to set-up one-on-one meetings and attend weekly group check-ins with the SaWH team and fellow Honors College students. Please see the information below regarding accessing these opportunities.

In these challenging times, SaWH is committed to your success and well-being in all facets of your educational and personal experience through this new online experience through Mizzou. We are always, but especially now, dedicated to helping putting your best self into action.


Devon, Mike, Anthony, and Felice (the SaWH Team)


SaWH Office Hours for One-on-One Meetings:

Mondays 3-5pm (Mike)

  • Click here to be taken to the Zoom meeting | Meeting ID: 876 051 111
  • Password: 244483

Tuesdays 3-5pm (Devon)

  • Click here to be taken to the Zoom meeting | Meeting ID: 392 624 529
  • Password: 267527

Wednesdays 3-5pm (Felice)

  • Click here to be taken to the Zoom meeting | Meeting ID:  297 962 775
  • Password: 669921

Thursdays 3-5pm (Anthony)

  • Click here to be taken to the Zoom meeting | Meeting ID: 656 693 569
  • Password: 005730


If you would like to meet one-on-one with a SaW-H team member but these times do not work with your schedule, of if you have any questions about utilizing Zoom, please email: (Devon); (Mike); (Felice); or (Anthony)


Weekly SaWH Group Check-in:

Wednesdays 6-7pm


If you need support regarding Zoom, Zoom provides direct, 24/7 support to all end users at no charge via Online submission:

If you’re new to Zoom and are interested in training, this is available at

SaWH Programming

You will have access to proactive interventions through the following opportunities and programs:

  • Meditation and relaxation workshops
  • Skills and Planning Discussions
  • From Academics to Career: Making the Link
  • Brown-Bag Seminars and Open Mic Events
  • One-on-One Conversations
  • Webinars and other Internet-based tools and options


SaWH Advising

Our SaWH advisors provide in-hall advising to students on a variety of wellness topics including, but not limited to:

  • Mental health
  • College adjustment
  • Self-Care & compassion
  • Stress management
  • Positive psychology
  • Career & major exploration
  • Resilience & more!

SaWH will also be a resource for you for your additional success and well-being needs, including providing a list of campus and local providers for those needs that are beyond the scope of this program, links to online resources, and information about support networks.

Student Health & Well-being: Physical and Mental Health Resources

Ask Listen Refer: How to Help Your Friends

Contemplative Practice Center: Mindful Movement

SaWH Team

Administrative Members:

Dr. J.D. Bowers

Dr. Patrick Rottinghaus

Graduate Advisors:

Mike Breske  | Mike is a third-year doctoral student in counseling psychology from Blacksburg, VA where he completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Virginia Tech. Mike received his Master’s degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology from the University of Kansas, and in addition to sport, exercise, and performance psychology, he also has an interest in issues related to masculinity. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer and walking his beagle, Kevin.



Devon Washington  |  Originally from NYC, Devon received her bachelor’s degree from Goucher College in 2013. She obtained her master’s degree in applied in psychology from the University of Baltimore in 2017. Devon was a gopher, a bee, and now has her tiger stripes, as a doctoral student in the counseling psychology program in the College of Education. She enjoys going on walks in the park and listening to true crime podcasts.





Anthony Schmiedeler  |  Anthony is a doctoral student in the Mizzou Counseling Psychology program. He was born and raised in Topeka, KS. He received a B.A. in Human Biology with a minor in Religious Studies from the University of Kansas followed by a M.S. in Psychology from Avila University in Kansas City, MO. Prior to arriving at Mizzou, he worked in clinical and research capacities at academic medical centers in Kansas, Missouri, and California. 



Felice Chen |  Felice is a Masters student in Mizzou’s Counseling Psychology program. She grew up in Calumet City, a south suburb of Chicago, IL but also spent some time living in Milwaukee, WI. She has a background in the biological sciences, and received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Felice’s self-care practices include watching comedy movies and sitcoms, painting, and hiking.


SaWH Support

The SaWH Program has been developed with the support of Peggy and Andrew Cherng and the Cherng Program in Honors. The Cherng Program supports the MU Honors College’s efforts for the promotion of education, health care, student success, leadership, and academic excellence.