Honors, Scholars and Leadership Staff

Loree Crow

Director for Honors and Scholars

(970) 351-2948

I have been with the UNC Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership since January 2008 and at University of Northern Colorado since March of 2006. I have a B.A. in Social Science, with a minor in Business Administration, from California State University Stanislaus and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from University of Northern Colorado. My interests include innovative honors curriculum development and integrating civic engagement into learning. I also love medieval history, and spend a great deal of time outdoors with my family hiking, camping, and horseback riding. 

Sarah Wyscaver

Director for Leadership Studies


Sarah Wyscaver is the Director for Leadership Studies at UNC.  She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership program with a doctoral minor is in Applied Statistics and Research Methods at the University of Northern Colorado. Her doctoral work is focused on understanding the ways in which college students develop identities as global citizens. In 2009, Sarah earned her Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, a degree she found a passion for while she working to complete her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies, both from UNC. In 2012, Sarah was the recipient of the Graduate Engaged Scholar Award at UNC, and in 2012 and 2013 she was a recipient of the Bernie Kinnick Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Research Fellowship. Sarah has a deeply committed to developing innovative educational experiences for undergraduate students who have a desire to understand and serve the needs and best interests of their local, national, and global communities. 


Margaret McKeown Kelley

Office Administrative Assistant

(970) 351-2940

I am the Administrative Assistant here at the Center for Honors, Scholars and Leadership. I truly enjoy working with the faculty, staff and the students at UNC and have worked at HSL since February, 2010. There is never a dull moment in this office. In addition to being the Administrative Assistant for the Honors Program and the President’s Leadership Program, I am also the Administrative Assistant for the Life of the Mind program in HSL. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree from UNC in Business Management Administration Science. In my spare time I love to cook, read, and go on walks with our yellow Labrador. I also especially enjoy spending time with my husband, my teenage son and my family. 


Jessie Youngblood

Leadership and Community Engagement Curriculum Design and Research Coordinator

(970) 351-1775

Jessie is the newest Graduate Assistant in the HSL office and is currently serving as advisor for the Student Honors Council. She is currently working on acquiring her Masters of Arts in Clinical and School Counseling at UNC.  Jessie earned her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Psychology in 2009. After graduating from CSU, Jessie worked as the Lead Education Counselor at a residential treatment program for adolescents where she developed a passion for counseling and working with underserved populations. Jessie enjoys traveling, music, and cooking. She is looking forward to bringing her experience, scholarship, and passion for leadership, to the Honors program, the Presidential Leadership Program, SHC, and the HSL office.




Shannon Wawrzyniak

Coordinator for Office of Undergraduate Research & Undergraduate Research Journal

(970) 351-4309

Shannon is currently working toward her Doctorate in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership Program at UNC.  Shannon earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a double major in political science and history, as well as a secondary social studies teaching certificate.  While teaching, Shannon found she had a passion for politics and civic engagement and decided to continue her education at the University of Montana School of Law.  Iin law school, Shannon continued to pursue her passion for politics but also discovered an interest in social justice through her time working with clients at the legal clinics associated with the law school.  Following graduation, Shannon practiced law briefly before returning to teaching where she believed she could hopefully ignite a passion for engagement and justice in students who could make a difference.  As a high school social studies teacher for the last ten years, Shannon has taught a number of advanced courses while incorporating socially conscious curriculum.  She is looking forward to bringing her experience, scholarship, and passion for political engagement, civic responsibility, leadership and social justice to the President’s Leadership Program and its curriculum. 



HSL Student Staff

Nikki Cooper

Undergraduate Research Assistant


Majors: Art Education & English Education
Year: Senior
Clubs/Orgs: Honors and PLP
Favorite Off-Campus Activity: Painting murals


Arturo Bugarin Correa

Marketing and Public Relations Assistant


Major: Visual Communications Design
Year: Senior
Clubs/Orgs: Honors, PLP and Lulac
Favorite Off-Campus Activity: Reading or watching a good movie

Andrea Drennan

PLP Assistant


Major: Earth Science with an emphasis in Secondary Education
Year: Senior
Clubs/Orgs: Navigators, President’s Leadership Program
Favorite Off Campus Activity: I lead at a local youth group for 6th graders to 12 graders, I would have to say that is my favorite off campus activity.

Maggie Hodge

Honors Assistant


Year: Sophomore
Clubs/Orgs: PLP, Soccer


Savannah McCully

Honors Director's Assistant


Major: Psychology
Year: Senior
Clubs/Orgs: Honors Program, LEAP Summit
Favorite Off-Campus Activity: Spending time with friends




Joanna Sorensem

HSL Office Assistant


Major: English With Emphasis in Seconday Education
Year: Sophomore
Clubs/Orgs: Greek Life, PLP, LEAP Summit, Speech and Debate Coach

Favorite Off-Campus Activity: Spending time with friends


Lauren Rinetti

PLP Assistant


Major: Elementary education with an ESL Endorsement
Year: Junior
Clubs/Orgs: Reisher Scholar, Navigators
Favorite Off-Campus Activity: Hanging out with friends