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Our Mission

To serve low-income and multicultural individuals, families and communities while assisting youth to be successful within their schools and their lives.

The Pre-College Programs, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services, are committed to supporting multicultural communities and low-income families in the La Crosse area and around the state. University students and staff members serve as role models and mentors for the youth and as liaisons to the communities within which the Pre-College participants reside. 

 


Monica Yang

Title: Outreach Manager
Email: myang@uwlax.edu
Office: 1113 Centennial Hall
Phone: 608.785.8835
Fax: 608.785.8837 

Monica joined the OMSS team in June 2013. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in Sociology and graduate degree at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities in Public Policy. She looks forward to working with amazing, and dedicated, UWL college students and Pre-College youth each semester! Monica oversees administrative and budgetary aspects of the Pre-College Programs.


Teigen Haye

Title: Pre-College Coordinator
Email: thaye@uwlax.edu
Office: 1107 Centennial Hall
Phone: 608-785-8928
Fax: 608.785.8837

Teigen recently joined the OMSS team in September 2017, after working at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse for many years. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Teigen oversees the day-to-day functions of the Pre-College Programs, and supervises the Pre-College staff and students. She provides supervision for the Norwalk, Tomah and UWL Thursday sites. 


Nathaniel Edwards

Title: Pre-College Site Supervisor
Email: edwards.nathani@uwlax.edu
Office: 1101 Centennial Hall
Phone: 608-785-8225
Fax: 608.785.8837

Nate is currently majoring in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescences Education with a minor in Social Studies Education. Nate has been a MARC tutor throughout his years at UWL, in addition to working with children at the local YMCA. Nate decided that he wanted to be a teacher when he realized how much of a positive influence the teachers in his life had been. Nate is currently in his senior year at UWL, and serves as president of the UWL's Black Student Unity (BSU). In his spare time, Nate likes to explore La Crosse on his bike and play basketball. Nate provides supervision for the Tuesday site.


Charlie Yang

Title: Pre-College Site Supervisor
Email: yang.charlie@uwlax.edu
Office: 1101 Centennial Hall
Phone: 608-785-8225
Fax: 608.785.8837

Charlie is a graduate of Holmen High School. He is currently majoring in MIddle Childhood, Early Adolescence Education with an English Minor. Charlie enjoys writing and poetry. The reason he wants to become a teacher is because he wants to teach students about social justice. He is HOPE's Co-Chair. During Charlie's free time, he likes to play soccer and cook with friends. His favorite part of school is going to OMSS. When Charlie retires, he wants to be a writer and open up a coffee shop. Charlie provides supervision for the Holmen site, and assists with supervision for the UWL Boys site on Thursdays.