2020 Bob and Bonnie Phelps Family CAP Awards Recipients
The University of Northern Colorado through the Office of Academic Community Engagement is proud to announce the 2020 winners of The Bob & Bonnie Phelps Family CAP Awards.
I am a first-generation and Queer identified student at UNC. I am currently pursuing a B.A. in Asian Studies with minors in Japanese, Sociology, and Communication Studies. Originally from Denver, Colorado, I chose to attend UNC to peruse my life-long passion of learning. I have been accepted into the McNair Scholars Program as a member of the 2020 cohort. Throughout my undergraduate experience, I have had the had the privilege of advocating for, educating with, and supporting my LGBTQ+ community and family through my work at the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center since August 2018. I am dedicated to improving the well-being of Queer identified students as well as the larger UNC campus community.
In this upcoming year, I am looking forward to participating in the GSRC Mentoring Program, deepening my connection with my community, and continuing to advocate for students with marginalized identities on campus. I hope to study abroad in Japan during spring 2021. After graduating from UNC, I hope to further my education by being the first person in my family to attend graduate school. My perseverance and dedication to contributing, achieving, and paying-it-forward to the LGBTQ+ community and UNC will continue into life after graduation.
Lyndsi Joy Mason
I am a senior at UNC and currently hold a 3.85 GPA. I am pursuing a degree in American Sign Language English Interpretation, a minor in American Sign Language, with an Educational Interpreting concentration. Being a first-generation college student and the youngest of seven children from a small rural area in Iowa, it has been my dream to move to Colorado and finish my education to become an Educational Interpreter. I am devoted to being of service in my community. I lead weekly support groups, interpret for the deaf ministry at my church, and am committed and excited to continue my volunteer work. For the last 10 years, I’ve worked at a non-profit organization for children with developmental disabilities and with Poudre School District working with deaf students. My work experience revealed my passion for working with deaf individuals. After graduation, I plan to become a nationally certified Educational Sign Language Interpreter working in my local community and school district. It’s an honor to be a part of one of the most prestigious interpreting programs in the country here at UNC.