About Student Activities


Jenn Mazzotta


Director of Student ActivitiesJenn Mazzotta

  • Advises Undergraduate Student Government
  • Plans and Facilitates New Student Orientation
  • Supervises an amazing staff (see them below)
  • Produces the Brunton
  • Collaborates throughout campus

Hometown:
Depends on the day- Durham CT-(most days), sometimes Aurora CO

Education: 
BA-Organizational Communications, Western State Colorado University
MEd-Higher Education Administration, Washington State University

Personal Points of Interest:
I have a thing for C states, having grown up in Connecticut, Colorado and lived in California for 7+ years.  I have lived outside of a c state too with a 4 year stint in Washington state (the Idaho side).  I like the slightly slower speed of the west and I love the mountains- thus returning to Colorado after having been gone a while.  I am a mom of a cute little boy- Cooper who is just a bundle of fun.  I very much enjoy being active and outdoors.  I train for Triathlons in the spring months and compete all summer along with my hubby.   The family also loves to build things typically Halloween inspired but open to many other projects as well.


Jenny W. Nichols


Assistant Director of Student Activities for Student Organizations

  • Advises the over 170 student clubs and organizations
  • Manage the OrgSync System
  • Works with the Board of Student Organizations
  • Creates and Manages CashNet online storefronts for clubs

Hometown: Cottage Grove, MN

Education:

BA-Women's Studies and Religious Studies
MS-Educational Leadership- Emphasis in Higher Education

Personal Points of Interest:

Originally from Minnesota, I love winter! Moving to Colorado has been a kind of home coming, as my husband is from this lovely state. My little family includes my husband Zachary and our dog Spike. We love to hike, camp, explore, and try lots of new foods. We are truly thrilled to be able to do all of the things we love here!


Kelsi Streich


Associate Director of Student Activities for Campus Programs & Leadership Development

  • Advises Mines Activities Council
  • Coordinates campus events & programs including Parents & Family Weekend, E-Days, Homecoming, etc.
  • Teaches the Leadership Class (MSGN 497)
  • Develop and Implement campus-wide leadership programs

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Education:
BA-Public Relations & Advertising (2010)
MA-Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Student Affairs emphasis (2011)

Personal Points of Interest: 
I love all things about being a Coloradoan and grew up here skiing, hiking and being outdoors. I’m an avid Harry Potter fan and have been to several Potter attractions across the world including the WB Studio Tour in Leavesden, England, The Elephant House (the birth place of Harry Potter where JK Rowling wrote the first book) in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, and many more! I love to travel, continentally and internationally, with my husband. I’ve been to Scotland, England, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Malta, and hopefully Italy next! I am a die-hard Bronco fan and love going to Broncos and Rockies games throughout the year!

Nanci Bliss-Kelley


Program Assistant 

  • Responsible for the smooth operation of the Student Activities and BlasterCard Office business
  • Point person for student excused absences
  • Responsible for Student Activities Office and student organization accounting needs
  • Supervises the Student Activities and BlasterCard Office student workers

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Education:
BA - Communication, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (2002)
MA - Curriculum & Instruction, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

Personal Points of Interest:
I'm originally from Southern California and grew up 10 miles from Huntington Beach and Seal Beach.  My claim to fame was my first job at age 18-I was employed by Disneyland where I worked in Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and at Country Bear Jamboree!  My hobbies are reading, sewing, camping, and traveling.  But most importantly are my extraordinary grandkids-they come before all other interests!

 

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