Melanie Calderwood
Academic Success Coordinator

Advising Focus:
All online students and on-campus students (P-Z)

B339 Clark Building

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Aubriel Jones
Coordinator of Undergraduate Success

Advising Focus:
On-campus students (A-O)

B338 Clark Building

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I am so excited to be coming back to CSU and DARE after working in college athletics. I spent the previous four years as the Coordinator for Student-Athlete Development & Special Projects at Seton Hall University. Prior to Seton Hall, I spent two years with the Department of Athletics at the University of Louisville.
In addition to developing and coordinating community service activities for all of Seton Hall’s student-athletes and teams to participate in, I was the advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and its event planning. I worked with both campus-wide and athletics communications channels to help promote all of the community service and outreach initiatives that Seton Hall\’s student-athletes participated in on a regular basis.
I implemented programming designed to support student-athlete leadership training and character development, in addition to career planning. I assisted student-athletes with job search strategies for internships and post-graduate careers and in the spring of 2012, helped launch the first annual Student-Athlete Leadership forum.
Additionally, I was the academic advisor for three varsity teams, helping student-athletes with major declaration, class selection, program advising, and classroom success. Before Seton Hall, I spent two years at the University of Louisville earning my masters in Sport Administration. I was a sports information intern for two years and also served as an Athletic Business Affairs Assistant and the Assistant for Student-Athlete Development and Championships. I volunteered at many events including BIG EAST Conference, Mountain West Conference and NCAA Championship events. I grew up on a ranch in Bayfield, Colorado and graduated from Colorado State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business. During my time at CSU, I was a Colorado State FFA Officer, an Ag Ambassador, an intern in the Sports Information office and was active in Collegiate Farm Bureau, CSU Marching Band, and Collegiate Cattlewomen. I currently work with the Go4theGoal Foundation and support their Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer initiative.

Aubriel Jones is an Alumni of the CSU Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics.  She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Education with a concentration in Agricultural Literacy while also receiving a dual minor in Agricultural and Resource Economics and Global and Environmental Sustainability.

Aubriel grew up on an Organic Farm in Western Nebraska. While at CSU, she served as an Agricultural Ambassador for the College of Agricultural Sciences, worked with the Extension Office in their communications and outreach department, and was a peer advisor for DARE students.

She started working for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union in 2016 as their Field Outreach and Membership Coordinator. The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is a progressive grassroots organization that stretches across the states of Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Through the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Aubriel worked with farmers and ranchers, Ag industry leaders, and commodity groups to move policy and legislation.  She also helped with event planning, community development, cooperative systems, education and outreach through workshops, forums, and leadership programs.

Aubriel’s door is always open and she is passionate about helping students navigate their education and career goals. She wants to help students apply their interests and passions toward their college experience. With her background and knowledge in programs offered through CSU and the Ag industry, she aims to support professional development while connecting students to Ag leaders, businesses, and organizations for future opportunities.

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