Huskers bounce back from life's challenges, failures, and hardships!
Resilience is a skill set of behaviors, thoughts and actions you can develop to help manage change, hardship and disappointment. Persisting and growing through adversity enhances flexibility, overall functioning and well-being.
Big Red Resilience & Well-Being provides fun events, innovative education, and dynamic services to help students understand emotions, manage stress, build strength, connect with others, develop grit and navigate transitions.
Your Support Team
Visit us at 127 University Health Center, 550 N. 19th St.
Connie Boehm(she, her, hers)
I have a master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Manchester University.
I am a transplant from The Ohio State University and Columbus, Ohio, after working 20 years there as student wellness director. My spouse Mike and I have two great kids: Kirby is an Athletic Success coach and Academic Advisor at Xavier University, and Karly is a special education teacher at Randolph Elementary here in Lincoln and a soccer coach at Lincoln High. I love family time, living on Pine Lake, entertaining and our animals.
A focus on well-being is important especially for college students as they strive for balance among the nine dimensions of well-being. By implementing small positive behavior changes in one dimension other dimensions will also improve, enhancing overall well-being. My favorite self-care regimen is a bubble bath followed by as much HGTV as possible!
Laura Shell(she, her, hers)
I’m a slow runner and fast thinker. I love reading and learning. I’m doing my best to live a happy and healthy life. Things that make me happy are time with family and adventures, including travel.
We live a busy world. There are always things to do, people to connect with, and sites to see. This busy world can consume us and overwhelm us if we don’t prioritize ourselves. By focusing on our well-being, we have the opportunity to enjoy the things we do, give our full attention to those in our lives, and appreciate the places we go.
I'm pursuing a Ph.D. from Penn State University in Higher Education. I have earned an M.A. in Educational Administration from Nebraska and a B.S. in Management from Iowa State University.
Susanne Williams(she, her, hers)
Coordinator, Alcohol and Other Drug Misuse Prevention
I completed my Master’s (1993) and Ph.D. (1996) in communication with a minor in medical sociology at Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan. A native of Nebraska, I earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication here at UNL.
For nearly 20 years, my family and I lived in Moorhead, Minnesota, where I was a faculty member at North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead, teaching courses in public relations, mass communication, health communication, and gender communication. In my role as Assistant to the President for University Communication, I led the campus and community collaboration for alcohol misuse prevention and guided the university’s transition to a tobacco-free campus policy. My family and I moved back to Nebraska in 2015.
A textile artist and painter, I love creating, almost all things DIY, and tending to our flower and vegetable gardens. My husband and I have one son, who is studying international relations and political science at Miami University in Ohio. We all enjoy our cats Henry, Griffin, and Husker, who permit us to feed and pet them every day.
Megan Patel(she, her, hers)
Coordinator, Student Money Management & Husker Pantry
Megan is an Accredited Financial Counselor and a Certified Personal Financial Manager.Megan has been a Program Coordinator at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln since 2014. Megan helps undergraduate and graduate/professional students of all ages and backgrounds successfully manage their money and organize their financial life. Megan is passionate about all aspects of financial education, and her favorite money management topic is budgeting!
Megan has also been the Program Coordinator of the Husker Pantry since 2016. Through her coordination of the Husker Pantry, thousands of food and hygiene items are given to University of Nebraska–Lincoln students in need each month.