The University of Northern Colorado through the Office of Academic Community Engagement
is proud to announce that Tomas Estrella has been selected as the 2021 recipient of
The Bob & Bonnie Phelps Family CAP Award. Congratulations Tomas!
"I am a junior at UNC and I have received the Dean’s List of Academic Distinction
for the past five semesters. I have earned a 4.0 GPA and I am pursuing my Bachelor’s
degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Nutrition.
I enjoy doing volunteer work and I try to recognize opportunities to help others.
Most recently, I had the opportunity to feed and talk with the homeless in Downtown
Denver. Volunteering has taught me how a simple action can have a significant impact
on someone’s day. Many people find community service to be a burden but once you get
out there and spend time helping others, community service benefits both the person
you are helping, as well as yourself. Additionally, I have an aftermarket resale business.
I acquire limited items like rare shoes and use marketing strategies to sell at a
premium price which has helped me support myself through school. I am excited to graduate
without any college debt. After earning my degree, I plan to work within the marketing
department of a healthcare company. This will allow me to get the best of the worlds
- marketing wellness and helping others".