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Mentoring Matters: Leveraging Your Experience to Help Guide Others

September 6, 2023 @ 7:45 am - 10:00 am



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Jenny Shoop, Assistant Vice President for Development, University of Northern Colorado

&  Lyndsey Crum, Assistant Vice President for Alumni & Community Relations, University of Northern Colorado

UNC Campus Commons (Space 222 on the campus Map) in the Multipurpose Room, 2101 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80639 This beautiful building is where the theatre is located, north of 22nd Street between 10th & 11th Avenues. Parking will be FREE across the street to the south, in Lot C…THANKS to  Jenny & her TEAM!! I will email you the parking pass to print and place on your dashboard on Sunday.

What does it mean to be a mentor? Do you have what it takes? (Here’s a hint…you DO!) This workshop will help you actualize the power of an impactful mentor relationship by identifying the qualities a mentor should have, while exploring the balance between a mentor relationship and a friendship.  Do you have the honor of mentoring someone through work, a nonprofit organization, in an education setting, or through a sport or recreational activity?

As our local community is growing, the need for mentorship for young community and civic business leaders is growing as well. Let’s mentor them and hold them up!  Would you be willing to host someone so they could job shadow you as a way to learn more about what you do and your business?  Helping to strengthen these individuals works to create a connected and engaged civic community. It can also confirm and strengthen interest an a career field someone is considering.

Ladies: here’s a way you can contribute and take an active role in this Workshop:

We will be focusing on the impact of mentorship. Please take a minute to answer the following questions and email your answers to Anna.

  • Does your organization have a mentorship program?
  • Would you like to start one?
  • Our presenters would like to highlight local opportunities for mentorship in our community!

Please send your organization name or business and your website to Anna Green at an********@un**.edu before Wednesday, August 23 to be included.

Three key points we will learn about and take away…
  1. What is mentoring and why it should matter to you.
  2. Who should be a mentor and how you qualify.
  3. A highlight of mentorship opportunities at UNC and local nonprofits.
Meet Jenny Shoop

A Fargo, ND native Jenny Shoop is as outstanding in her loyalty as any UNC blue and gold fan that you’ll find in the Northern Colorado community.

Jenny first came to UNC in 2004 as a student athlete, recruited to play for the women’s golf team, and chose to make Greeley her new home. Jenny has worked in development for over 14 years and now manages the UNC development team and oversees all of UNC’s NCAA athletics fundraising and donor engagement as assistant vice president for development. Jenny is a well-known face and name among many loyal Bears fans, playing a vital role in the launch of numerous strategic initiatives like the Empower Center and UNC Women’s Walk.

When not working, Jenny enjoys spending time with her husband Charlie and two active children Henry and Lucy.

You can contact Jenny and learn more about her at:

Jenny Shoop, Development, University of Northern Colorado  Carter Hall


LinkedIn: Jenny Shoop  


Meet Lyndsey Crum

Originally from Mililani, HI, Lyndsey Crum moved 3,000 from home to become a UNC Bear as a student.

Now, Lyndsey has been working at UNC for nearly 10 years and has over two decades of experience in university advancement. Lyndsey loves building the capacity of individuals and organizations to achieve BIG goals. She proudly serves her alma mater as its assistant vice president for alumni and community relations. This division is in the business of building a global network of alumni volunteers, advocates, employers, donors and friends, collectively focused on and committed to the educational success and career aspirations of current and future UNC students.

Additionally, as an established leader in higher education, she was selected to receive a prestigious Fulbright Scholar award in 2022.  When not working, Lyndsey is an active volunteer with numerous community organizations and adores traveling with her husband John as much as possible.

You can contact Lyndsey and learn more about her at:

Lyndsey Crum, Alumni & Community Relations, University of Northern Colorado –  Carter Hall


LinkedIn: Lyndsey Crum


Please Thank our member Volunteers for helping make this Workshop a powerful experience for YOU – we will be moving at warp-speed:

WORKSHOP Date: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023                

Program Title: Mentoring Matters: Leveraging Your Experience to Help Guide Others

 Speakers:  Jenny Shoop, Assistant Vice President for Development, University of Northern Colorado

Lyndsey Crum, Assistant Vice President for Alumni & Community Relations, University of Northern Colorado

 Location: UNC Panorama Room, 2nd floor the Student Center, 2101 10th Ave., Greeley 80639
Parking instructions are pending, watch for kristi’s BLOG

Catering: UNC Dining Services

Set-up DIVAS 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023: Rachaelle Gamache, Esthebella Skin Care, Barb Schuttenburg, ABC Child Development Center; Jenn Negley, Event Facilitation; Christine McDermott, Habitat for Humanity

Check-in Hostesses: Shannon Churgin, Senior Insurance Sales/One Hope Wine, Alisa Anderson, Universal Lending

Greeter: Viki Mann, Allstate Financial LLC

Speaker’s Gift: June Lemmings, June’s TEAM, Powered by Keller Williams

3:00 minute-7th Inning Stretch: Wendy McCormick, On-Going Renewal

Clean-up DIVAS: Kathy Sutton, Consider it There & Graphic designer & Calligraphy Artist; Crystal Scolaro, Sears Real Estate; Wendy McCormick, On-Going Renewal; Trista Ells, Stoddard Funeral Home

Sister-to-Sister Pay-it-Forward: will benefit Friends of A Woman’s Place and their annual Celebrating Women Gala to help increase awareness to stop Domestic Violence and to support the programs for women and their children offered through the SafeHouse. October is National Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness month. Sharon Eberhard, Life Stories Child & Family Advocacy 

Be sure to volunteer to assist with upcoming programming! It provides more Networking time for YOU and is a great way to get to know our members better!

Kristi Helzer, President/Facilitator, gave birth to Northern Colorado Women In Business in January of 2009…to help business women support each other in achieving our goals! We are well into our 15th year and we continue to thrive and attract new women monthly.
We promote learning from each other and experts in their field so we can gain knowledge, skills, inspiration, courage, and confidence to perfect our business practices to become the best at what we do.
We have launched our Membership drive: July – October with three options to best fit your business situation. You will choose from Ultimate, the most popular for women working fulltime; Nonprofit for women employed or volunteering for nonprofit organizations; or Basic, which is for our Retired, partially retired or a woman who has a fulltime job in addition to her “Side Hustle” (business on the side) that she works when she can.
Contact Kristi to gain more details about your membership options. Our rates are very competitive with local networking groups; as well as networking groups across the country in similar sized markets. Your annual Membership fee includes posting your Profile on our website: NorCoWIB.com to help promote you and your business and allows members to easily refer people to you. Once you pay and join, you are good for 12 mos. our online system will send you a reminder email 7 days prior to when your Renewal membership will be due annually.
We believe in doing business locally to support a healthy economy and a healthy community.
We endorse giving back to worthy efforts that impact community members and host a different area nonprofit each month when we have the opportunity to donate $5 + 1 business card…or $15 + 3 business cards. This is free choice and at the close of the Workshop we draw a card so both a member and the chosen nonprofit will share the total donated.
Monthly Workshops are $38, your participation is valued. Registration closes at 5 p.m. the last Wednesday of the previous month, so register early before seating is maxed-out. By “showing up” you can turn contacts into powerful connections to build your business.
Members are surveyed each summer and suggest the topics and speakers that we showcase throughout the upcoming year.
Thank you for contributing to our growing SUCCESS!
Please feel free to invite a girlfriend who can benefit from our interactions. Our Ladies really like getting to know one another and our presenters. It encourages their trust and can result in new clients for YOU!


September 6, 2023
7:45 am - 10:00 am
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Kristi Helzer, NorCoWIB
Anna Green
Aimee Hutson
Alexa Hepler
June Lemmings
Alisa Anderson
Viki Mann
Allison Dunning
Ami Schott
Barb Schuttenberg
Wendy McCormick
Jaymi Nickell
Celeste Ewert
Christine McDermott
Crystal Scolaro
Cyndi Kurtz
Flo Mikkelson
Heather Beran
Rose Esparza
Irish Martin Danhoff
Bianca Fisher
Dixie Daly
Verniece Thomas
Margie Martinez
Jean Daviet


UNC Panorama Room, 2nd floor the Student Center, 2101 10th Ave., Greeley 80631