Eagles for Recovery

Eagles for Recovery, Eastern Washington University's Recovery Program, is a collegiate program for EWU students who are in recovery, thinking about recovery, and those who want to participate as recovery allies. This program is here to provide support and help navigate those through recovery while being a student at EWU. We host weekly All Recovery support meetings throughout the school year along with many other events.

Eagles for Recovery seeks to ensure students do not have to choose between their recovery and their education.

"Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we're all in this together."                                                                                                                  -Brene Brown

Follow us on Instagram @eaglesforrecovery or email Recovery@ewu.edu for more information.

Eagles for Recovery hosts weekly drop-in hours. These are for students curious about recovery or harm reduction to ask questions, get support, and build community.

Spring Hours:

  • Monday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Wednesday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Thursday TBD
  • Friday 9:00am -3:00pm

We also host weekly all-recovery meetings where students come together to talk about what's going on in their lives and anything else that might benefit their recovery.

  • Tuesdays 12:00pm -1:00pm
  • Fridays 1:00pm -2:00pm (via Zoom)

Meetings and drop-in hours are hosted at Showalter Room 118 (312 Eagle Ln).

Meet the Staff


     Collin Pontius

 Major: Data Science

I am a Junior at EWU pursuing my Bachelor's in Data Analytics and Information Technology. I enjoy watching movies, playing basketball, and coding!

Mikiala Hersel

Education: Bachelor's in Addiction Studies

I am currently working towards my Master's in social work. I enjoy connecting with my peers and getting people involved in campus life! Outside of school, I love going to concerts, reading, hiking, and swimming.

Michael McClung

Michael is a psychological counselor who serves students in the Counseling and Wellness Services department. He began his career in the helping professions working in the substance use treatment field in 2011 and has been working as a mental health counselor since 2015. He is both personally and professionally interested in wellness, compassion, and positive psychology. In his free time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music, playing guitar and drums, cooking, reading, playing pickleball, and getting outside as much as possible.


Eagles for Recovery has awarded scholarships for the 2023/2024 academic year for students in active recovery who are interested in participating in our recovery community.

Recovery Lounge in Showalter Room 118


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