Success and Well-being in Honors (SaW-H) Program

The SAW-H 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.

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


SaW-H 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


SaW-H Advising

Our SaW-H 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!


SaW-H Advising hours for Fall 2019:

Mondays 3:30-7:00 PM

138 Mark Twain Hall – Devon Washington

102 Schurz Hall – Mike Breske

Wednesdays 3:30-7:00 PM

138 Mark Twain Hall – Anthony Schmiedeler

102 Schurz Hall – Felice Chen


SaW-H 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


SaW-H Team

Administrative Members:

Dr. J.D. Bowers

Dr. Patrick Rottinghaus

Kristina Bradley

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.



SaW-H Support

The SaW-H 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.