Past Recipients of the Bob & Bonnie Phelps Family CAP Awards

a photo of Janna AllenJanna Allen

Janna Allen is double majoring in accounting and finance, and she plans to graduate in the spring of 2017. She has been a volunteer at Pony Power for almost two years where she spends her time helping kids with their equine-assisted learning therapy. She plans to continue exploring the world of equine-therapy to continue helping horses and people. She plans to use her experience and education to eventual build her own non-profit where horses and people come together to create a life-long impact. She constantly seeks out opportunities to combine her love of horses and helping people. Congratulations Janna!

a photo of Priscile Marin AmoryPriscila Marin Amory

Priscila Marin Amory is a first generation, non-traditional, Latina student. Priscila became involved in her son's school when he was a five-year-old English language learner, after she moved to America from El Salvador. Her classroom experiences gave her the opportunity to find her passion for teaching, which brought her to her Elementary Education degree at UNC, with ESL and Bilingual/Bicultural endorsements. While attending college, she has been involved in the CUMBRES Teacher preparation program, MAST-EL grant which will prepare her to teach Math and Science to English Language Learners (ELL), AIMS Rotaract, The Center for Human Enrichment (CHE), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society), Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society(KDP, United Way of Weld County and other local nonprofits in Greeley. Congratulations Priscila!

a photo of Adriana TrujilloAdriana Trujillo

Adriana Trujillo is a senior at UNC pursuing a degree in Art History with a minor in Anthropology. Volunteering in various realms of the Greeley community has allowed her to pay it forward and contribute to others. She began my journey at the Greeley History Museum in 2015 as an intern; however, the friendships which were created in the process and the opportunities to expand her knowledge in different sectors of the museum was the reason she have continued to volunteer outside of her required internship hours. She is actively involved at the museum on a weekly basis and is currently working on a mural for the 2017 exhibition Digging Deeper. By combining her art history and artistic skills, she has been able to contribute to the overall aesthetics of a number of exhibitions. The chair of Anthropology granted her the opportunity to apply my curatorial skills at UNC in the summer of 2015. She assisted in curating the Pottery of the American Southwest exhibition, which has been displayed at Michener Library. Congratulations Adriana!

a photo of Azanet RodriguezAzanet Rodriguez

Azanet Rodriguez is the fifth of eight siblings, the first one to have graduated high school and the only one to graduate from college and transfer to a university. When she envisions her life, she sees steps; those steps are the people, programs and scholarships that have allowed her to be successful in life and higher education. The honor and privilege of being selected for this prestigious award is one which she will not take lightly. This award will allow her to continue her educational path in the Human Services field. Azanet feels that she can be of service to the human services field and can help fellow man pay-it-forward by helping those in need. Her contribution to society will advance as she continues to achieve her educational goals.
"College is not just for smart people, college is also for those who are willing to work hard and those who are willing to go against all odds." ~ Azanet R. Congratulations Azanet!

a photo of Cayden OsleyCayden Osley

Cayden Osley is studying the Social Sciences which includes economics, history, political science, and geography. Another important part of her degree is Secondary Education. She also has an English as a Second Language endorsement for teaching. Cayden is originally from Florida but grew up in Aurora, CO. She enjoys music and art in her free time and love home improvement projects. Cayden loves going to school at UNC and has really come to love Greeley and its incredibly diverse community. She is entering her senior year, has been incredibly inspired by her education and looks forward to graduation and post grad exploration. Congratulations Cayden!

a photo of Amber LemmonAmber Lemmon

Amber Lemmon is double majoring in finance and accounting and plans on graduating in the summer semester, 2016. She has been a volunteer for Longmont VITA for three years, preparing tax returns for low-income families. She saved taxpayers well over $10,000 in tax preparation fees, and plans to continue for years to come. She recently became a volunteer Board Member for Northern Colorado Credit Union in Greeley. Amber is currently a student tutor for the finance department, and is excited to add personal finance to the list of classes she will tutor. She has overcome much in my life and have worked hard to graduate without student loan debt. Congratulations Amber!

a photo of Jorge Anaya

          Jorge Anaya

Jorge Anaya is a first generation student, Art Education Major, who has overcome many obstacles to get this far in his career. He is committed to working with children and youth and applying his teaching and artistic talents to ensure they succeed. He has provided translation services, afterschool care, and homework support, fund raised for habit for humanity and participated in a community advisory group for a national research project on Latina teen pregnancy. He has been a dorm mentor at UNC, and graduated from UNC in Spring 2015. Congratulations Jorge!

 

 

a photo of Megan Sajbel

        Megan Sajbel

Megan Sajbel is a Marketing major, who has a most impressive volunteer record at a range of sites including: Global Refugee Center, Right 2 Read, and Weld County Animal Shelter, as well as having worked in the flood disaster relief efforts in Colorado last year. Megan’s passion lies in supporting and learning from the people around her and she volunteers because she knows she can make a difference. As part of this commitment to impact the lives of Weld County residents, Megan started a non-profit program called The Warmth of Love, which works with students to knit hats and scarves, which are then donated to homeless shelters in town. Megan plans to graduate in December 2015. Congratulations, Megan!

a photo of Joanna Dutchess Paige

  Joanna Dutchess Paige

JoAnna Dutchess Paige is a Psychology Major, and a fighter having overcome many personal and social challenges, including losing her grandfather to melanoma and overcoming her own academic, financial, peer, and personal challenges while at UNC. She is an advocate and champion for Relay for Life on campus and in our community and has helped raise almost $180,000 as part of her efforts. If you know JoAnna you know how committed she is and what a positive approach she has on anyone who happens to encounter her. She is role model and has given guest speaker presentations at different forums and with younger students. JoAnna graduated in Spring 2015 and is considering applying for graduate school. Congratulations, JoAnna!