Eagle Mentoring Program (EMP)

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EMP is a program that benefits second-year under-represented students by providing a variety of collaborative opportunities to ensure success in academic settings. EMP is a stepping stone to UWL's TRIO McNair Scholars Program.

EMP's mission is to close the achievement gap between historically under-represented students and their peers. EMP seeks to help diverse students form a more positive identification with the Institution and Community by conveying and providing students with a sense or feeling of genuine concern, caring, warmth, welcome and satisfaction with their college experience, so that they can be motivated and inspired to achieve academic excellence

EMP students take a 1-credit course in helping them develop/create a research proposal at the end of the year. This is a full academic year commitment. Students will develop an appreciation and familiarity with writing, research, and communication methods, enriching their educational experiences, particularly contributing to their success in capstone course experiences and/or senior or honors theses.


Students must meet the following criteria:

  • GPA at/above 3.0
  • UWL students in their second-year (31-60 credits)
  • Leadership experience/potential
  • Member of a historically under-represented group

EMP Faculty Member

EMP Director

Stacy Narcotta-Welp  Profile of Stacy Narcotta-Welp

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion
145E Graff Main Hall

Advisory Board

The Eagle Mentoring Advisory Board consists of faculty, administrators, and staff members at UWL to lead, guide, and strengthen the direction of EMP  within the Division of Diversity and Inclusion. This is done through three principal ways:

· Advise on high impact practice programs, drawing upon advisory members’ experiences and knowledge on retention programs;

· Serve as a bridge between the division and as liaisons within UWL, broader communities, and sectors in which the Advisory Board members belong:

· Guide and assist with the development of the programs, identifying potential donors, seeking ways to recruit and retain multicultural students, providing feedback, and creating fund-raising activities to assist the programs with future funding opportunities