Student Activities Staff

Jenn Mazzotta

 
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Director of Student Activities

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

Duties:

  • Advises Undergraduate Student Government
  • Plans and Facilitates Summer and Transfer Orientation
  • Co-supervises peer mentor student staff
  • Coordinates all things Oredigger Camp (mandatory new student orientation)
  • Supervises an amazing staff (see them below)
  • Collaborates throughout campus
  • Interim Fraternity and IFC Coordinator 

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.

 

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Associate Director of Student Activities for Campus Programs and Leadership Development

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Education:

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

Duties:

  • Advises Mines Activities Council
  • Coordinates campus events & programs including Parents & Family Weekend, E-Days, Homecoming, etc.
  • Teaches the Leadership Class (MSGN497)
  • Develop and Implement campus-wide leadership programs
  • Chairs the Weekends at Mines Committee
  • Interim Sorority & Panhellenic Coordinator

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. 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!

 

 

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Assistant Director of Student Activities for Student Organizations

Hometown: Cottage Grove, MN

Education

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

Duties:

  • Manages clubs and organizations
  • Operates and manages cash net
  • Coordinates orgsync
  • Diversity committee

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!

 

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Coordinator of Greek Life

Hometown: Shabbona, IL

Education:

BS-Biology and Organizational Communication
MA-Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education

Duties:

  • Advises Interfraternity and Panhellenic Councils
  • Coordinates and helps facilitate Greek Recruitment
  • Develop and Implement Greek and Campus programs including Greek 101, Active Shooter Training, Bystandard Awareness, and other developmental programs
  • On-Call contact for emergency situations Greek Life may experience

Personal Points of Interest:

Though I’m originally from the Midwest, Colorado has quickly become the place I call home. I love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, running, reading in the sunlight (or just reading), and riding on the back of our motorcycle with my partner or cheering him on as he rides. I am a diehard Green Bay Packers fan and a crazy Tolkien nerd. Being active/well is a huge passion area in my life and this includes exercising, training for half/marathons, and clean cooking and baking!

 

  

Begona Ruiz

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Financial Manager

Hometown: Madrid, Spain

Education:

BS - Engineering – Madrid Polytechnic University

MS – Engineering – Madrid Polytechnic University

MS – Geophysics – Colorado School of Mines

MS – ETM Economics and Business – Colorado School of Mines

Duties:

  • Create, revise, and reconcile SAO budgets
  • Make recommendations on changes that affect budgets
  • Implement financial and fiscal policies. Make recommendations on procedural changes and best practices
  • Reconcile OrgSync student clubs/associations accounts
  • Train student association’s treasurers and officials on policies and procedures
  • Accounts reconciliation, VRs, POs, travel, contracts, etc

Personal Points of Interest:

We love living in Golden, CO! I have a very smart and active girl, so we spend most of our time on a sports field somewhere. I enjoy a lot of different things: reading, movies, the outdoors, volunteering, …., and specially traveling. We love fun adventures (I love treasure hunts by the way), seeing new places and meeting nice people. We have two pet fish and a pet rabbit. I am a bit of an organic food nut. My family is a lot of fun and we laugh a lot.

 

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Graduate Assistant for Clubs and Organizations

Hometown: Delafield, WI

Education:

BA-Spanish for Business, French Liberal Arts, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

MA-Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership, University of Northern Colorado

Duties:

  • Promote student involvement in campus programming with strong understanding of campus policies and procedures
  • Provide leadership for the development of programmatic initiatives designed by the Student Activities Office to meet campus-wide needs
  • Develop assessment methods for leadership and Student Activities programming, and develop an appropriate reporting method for the data
  • Aid the Assistant Director of Student Activities with student club and organizations management, including travel, finances, locker assignments, and account management.
  • In concert with the entire Student Activities Staff create, contribute and execute various campus wide programming initiatives
  • Assist with the creation of, administer, and interpret evaluations of programs, events, and processes.

Personal Points of Interest:

After I finished my Undergraduate degree in Wisconsin, I decided to pack up and head to Colorado for a new adventure. This state quickly felt like home! In my free time I try to explore all this place has to offer. I love to adventure around with my new puppy Angus, read, and head to the mountains on the weekend. Although I call Colorado home, I will forever be a Green Bay Packers fan.  

 

Edgar Crockett

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Graduate Assistant for Orientation and Involvement

Hometown: Thornton, Colorado

Education:

BA-Mechanical Engineering Colorado School of Mines

Duties:

  • Developing and implementing programing for first year students
  • Co-Coordinate large-scale campus events & programs specifically Orientation, E-Days, Parent & Family Weekend, Tailgates, Homecoming, etc.
  • Co-supervise the Student Activities Office student consultants
  • Serve on Leadership Summit Committee
  • Assisting in various Greek Life advising objectives

Personal Points of Interest:

Every time I leave Colorado, it solidifies how much I truly love this state. I have a passion for this state from skiing and hiking in the mountains to hunting and fishing on the plains and of course I will always bleed blue and orange for the Denver Broncos.  I have developed a strong love of personal health, fitness, and nutrition, and I am in the process of obtaining my Personal Training and Strength and Conditioning Certifications. I have a love of the southern life style and country music. My nephew is currently the light of my life, and my family is at the core of all of my love.  

Helpful Links

Policies

Discount Tickets

Celebration of Mines

E-Days Scholarship

E-Days

Mines Activities Council

Homecoming

Parents and Family Weekend

Report a Student Organization Incident

 

Office Contact Information

1200 16th Street Suite E120
Golden, CO 80401

Hours: 8AM - 5PM
Monday - Friday
PH: 303.273.3234
FAX: 303.273.3931