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2021 Bob and Bonnie Phelps Family CAP Awards Recipient

The University of Northern Colorado through the Office of Academic Community Engagement is proud to announce the 2021 winner of The Bob & Bonnie Phelps Family CAP Awards.

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Tomas Estrella 

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.



Past Recipients

  • 2020

    Jakob Coykendall, Asian Studies, minors in Japanese, Sociology, and Communication Studies 

    Rosie Glaser, Human Services, minors in Gender Studies and Psychology

    Lyndsi Joy Mason, American Sign Language English Interpretation, minor in American Sign Language

  • 2019 

    Jacqueline Pasillas, Elementary Education  

    Jorge Rubio, Philosophy 

    Gabrielle Stanton, Geography 

  • 2018

    Emily Wong, Biology 

    Adrian Ramirez, Mathematics: Secondary Education

    Brenda Chairez-Moreno, Business Marketing 

  • 2017

    Nickea Minott, Pre-Nursing and Human Services

    Hailey Gerton, Elementary Education

    Marisol Jackson, Sociology

  • 2016

    Janna Allen, Accounting and Finance

    Priscila Marin Amory, Elementary Education

    Adriana Trujillo, Art History and Anthropology

  • 2015

    Azanet Rodriguez, Human Services

    Cayden Osley, Social Sciences

    Amber Lemmon, Accounting and Finance

  • 2014

    Jorge Anaya, Art Education

    Megan Sajbel, Marketing

    Joanna Dutchess Paige, Psychology