Disability Resource Center

Peer Mentor Program

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) works with students who have disabilities, and who have requested accommodations to access this educational environment. In addition, DRC can offer another resource for students: the peer mentor program. The peer mentor program was designed to offer an additional support network for students who feel more comfortable talking to another student about time management, organization, and best approaches in working with faculty members. Peer mentors also offer a secure social connection; students can come into the DRC office, located in 143 Memorial Hall, and speak confidentially with any of the mentors at any time.


Matthew Lawson - Peer Mentor

Hi, my name is Matthew Lawson. I am currently a sophomore at Western and my major is Meteorology.  My interests include working out, hanging out with friends, watching sports either on TV or at the stadium, and watching movies. MD-Lawson@wiu.edu.










Becca Pappas is a senior Hospitality Management major. Her hobbies include writing poetry, listening to music, going to concerts and musicals, traveling, cooking, photography, and playing volleyball. See Becca if you need social or emotional support, time management skills, test preparation, or assistance with goal-setting. Her email address is RL-Pappas@wiu.edu.



Bryan Brouder is a senior Information Systems major and Marketing minor. His hobbies include golf, snow and waterskiing, outdoor lake-house activities, and holding a position as Secretary of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. See Bryan if you need help with time management and organization. His email address is bj-brouder@wiu.edu.




Cierce Carter is a sophomore Forensic Chemistry major. Her interests include drama, directing, music, theatre, and marching band. Cierce is a Marching Leatherneck; she is in the color guard and will be traveling to Brazil in March with the WIU bands. Her specialties include motivation and organization. Her email address is cd-carter@wiu.edu.