Eagle Mentoring Program (EMP)


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
  • Leadership experience/potential
  • Member of a historically under-represented group



EMP Staff

EMP Faculty | Dr. Charles Martin-Stanley

EMP Director | Dr. Dina Zavala

EMP Graduate Assistant | Yeng Houa Thao

Charles Martin-Stanley

Charles Martin-Stanley  Profile of Charles Martin-Stanley

Associate Dean
138B Wimberly Hall

Specialty areas:

Social Psychology


Social Justice


Dina Zavala

Dina Zavala  Profile of Dina Zavala

Assistant V.Chancellor Div/Affirm A
205D Graff Main Hall

Margaret Henning