The mission and function of the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs is to coordinate activities that support and complement our students’ educational program and academic life during their time with the College of Nursing. This department provides resources and support to students and their experience based on the college’s missions, goals and objectives while adhering to policies and procedures that ensure efficient operations and effective management that meet or exceed student needs. The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs is responsible for recruitment and pre-admissions advising, the admissions process and application procedure, scholarships, current student advising and student services, related to supporting resources, student conduct, student organization oversight, graduation and other events meant to engage the student population and create a diverse and inclusive community of support and success throughout the College of Nursing.
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Education II North
13120 East 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Kristi was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska attending Nebraska Wesleyan University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Kristi credits the kind faculty and staff at Nebraska Wesleyan for guiding, supporting, and encouraging her to consider higher education as a career field. When you see her in the halls, don't be afraid to ask her about the story that got her into higher education - it’s a good one that ends with a crying 18-year-old Kristi saying, ‘please don’t call my mom”. Her higher education work landed her in many different places including North Carolina and Texas. She earned her master’s from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she worked for many years in various roles including admissions, recruitment, and financial aid.
On a personal note, Kristi is a dog mom to the fabulous Mr. Furley, a doodle mix. Her time away from the office is spent with family and friends, listening regularly to the Hamilton Soundtrack, waiting for the next Marvel movie debut, doing all things crafting, planning her next trip abroad with her travel crew and completing the daily Wordle.
Education II North
13120 East 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Laura or better known as Babbs, was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, and as a little girl was obsessed with the American Girl historical books, fairies, the color pink, her scooter, and worms. Babbs is a proud alumna of CU Denver (go lynx!), where she majored in English literature. In Babbs’ senior year of college, she got a work study job in the CU Denver Undergraduate Admissions office. The work study job introduced her to the field of higher education. She will always be thankful for that work study job and all the ways it helped her grow personally and professionally.
You will find Babbs taking walks around campus in thrifted clothes (she is currently working on adopting the coastal grandmother aesthetic), with an iced oat milk vanilla latte in hand, and listening to her favorite band, The 1975. She is a huge fan of Matty Healy and Kate Middleton and is a Capricorn sun and Gemini rising. Her favorite flowers are lilacs, and she loves to watch PBS programs and Seinfeld. Her dream job is owning a bookstore/coffee shop in a college town.
I am a first-generation college graduate. It never occurred to me that I was one until I realized that my parents nor my grandparents had attended college. Why didn’t it occur to me? Because it was never an option that I wasn’t going to go to college. My parents were determined that my brother and I were going to go to college. We both attended a small, private, liberal arts college which molded my thoughts on what a well-rounded educated person should be. I am a musician, who holds a degree in music. I currently play a mean, albeit bad cello with a symphony orchestra. I ski, hike, run, bike, swim and enjoy all the things that Colorado has to offer. I have a love of all things Hello Kitty and am known for reading apocalyptic, fantasy young adult books. Can’t get any more well-rounded than that!
Claire (she/her) is from New Orleans, Louisiana, and has moved back to Colorado after over a decade living in different places across Tennessee and Virginia. She earned her B.A. from a small liberal arts college called Sewanee, and her M.Ed. from Vanderbilt. Claire despises mornings, but she gets out of bed to work because her passion is supporting students through challenges, academic and personal. Claire believes that there is no such thing as a dumb question, only the one you don’t ask, so ask her anything and everything. If you meet with Claire via Zoom, odds are high that her cat, Minerva (yes, Claire is a huge Harry Potter fan and will beat you in trivia), will crash the meeting. If you swing by Claire’s office on campus for a meeting or just to say hi (which she loves), you will likely find her sitting with bad posture, legs curled up, shoes off, and surrounded by plants (fake ones, so she can’t kill them).
When she is not at work, Claire can be found spending time with her retired parents, catching up with friends, fist-bumping her nephew via FaceTime (her niece can’t hold a phone yet), at anything arts related, trying to catch her breath on a hiking trail (she moved here from sea-level, it’s an adjustment), screaming WHO DAT to cheer on the New Orleans Saints, making lists, kickboxing, reading, cooking, and eating. Claire will never be seen pre-coffee, always wears at least SPF 50 even if she doesn’t leave the house, and will probably tell you what that bird was, even though you didn’t ask.
Liz Schwebach serves the College of Nursing as the Program Manager for Recruitment. In her early 20’s, Liz worked as a nursing assistant at a hospital in California until she pursued her Master’s degree in Counseling and Higher Education – with a specialization in Student Affairs. While she used to enjoy hiking big mountains, she now enjoys heckling her kids during their soccer games and challenging her puppy to a game of tug-a-war.
The sport of volleyball brought Liz to college as a first-generation and limited income student. The guidance and support she received allowed her to gain an undying passion towards helping other college students dream big and achieve their goals. Liz still competes in doubles sand volleyball and while she is well past her prime, would challenge you to a game in the Boettcher Commons green space. She appreciates science, healthy life habits, advancements in health and fully believes that a cocktail a day keeps the doctor away.
Sandra has over 15 years of experience working in higher education and worked at the University of California, Riverside prior to joining the CU College of Nursing family in 2011. In her teens and early 20s, her family, friends, and advisors encouraged her to pursue a career in education (there are three teachers in her family) or healthcare, specifically nursing. After taking numerous education management courses and a short tenure training to become a Limited-Scope X-Ray Technician/Medical Assistant, Sandra quickly discovered that she loved to help others, but these two avenues did not lead to her true calling. Little did she know her passion to help others would lead to an opportunity to work with students interested in pursuing a nursing education.
Sandra currently serves as the Admissions Program Manager for the CU College of Nursing. She is passionate about serving and supporting students throughout the admissions process, program matriculation, and beyond. In addition, anything you can think of related to admissions and matriculation processes, student record maintenance, and all things related to data management, Sandra is definitely involved, and loves every second of it! Serving in a role in Admissions and Student Affairs with the opportunity to provide support for someone’s incredible journey into healthcare/nursing brings Sandra great joy.
When she is not at work, Sandra loves a good comedy or action flick, tries to keep up with at least 10 different shows at any given time, enjoys drawing, playing guitar (although not very good), cooking and baking, watching sports (GEAUX SAINTS!), throwing down at karaoke (Eye of the Tiger is her go-to song), fishing, and spending time with her husband and fur baby, Bella.
Anapin is the office’s bleeding heart. If it was up to her, she would admit everyone. She has always had a passion for helping others. She has been with the College of Nursing for over nine years (though she has been with the university for almost two decades!). She is a graduate of CU Denver, and has worked as a financial aid advisor, scholarship counselor, and pre-collegiate instructor and coordinator.
Anapin is a proud mother to her four children and is a new grandmother; she devotes most of her time to her family and their two dogs- a malshi named Romero and Sunni, a goldendoodle puppy. When she is not at work, she enjoys reading, tending to her garden, binge watching period pieces on Netflix (hello, Bridgerton), healthy eating (mostly), and when she drinks... oh man, she goes all out! Drinking water, that is. She loves her red nail polish, and “has a bazillion red lipsticks” her husband would say. She has a love for vintage clothing and likes to collect vintage/retro inspired dresses of the 1940/1950s. Yes, she was born in the wrong era. Anapin received many accolades for her fashion style—she has been accused of being the Best Dress at CU Nursing. She loves eating spicy food and bets no one else can eat spicier!