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CAMBUS nominates Holevoet and Steele for Student Employee of the Year 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022
CAMBUS in 2022 has nominated two employees, Alyson Holevoet and Connor Steele, for UI Student Employee of the Year.
CAMBUS driver poses in the drivers seat of a bus

UI CAMBUS celebrates 50 years of student-run service

Sunday, March 20, 2022
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The transportation service is one of the only completely student-started and operated systems at the University of Iowa.

Of the Year Awards

OF THE YEAR AWARDS

The student employees in this section have been recognized by the CAMBUS supervisor and management teams for different "Of the Year" awards.

Driver of the Year Award

Public transit operators across the state of Iowa are recognized by the Iowa Public Transit Association (IPTA) annually. Each year, CAMBUS selects a Driver of the Year for the IPTA award. Drivers are selected based on their safety record, overall work record, and contributions to the workplace.

Previous driver of the year winners

Darshaun Smith

2021 Driver of the Year

University of Iowa’s CAMBUS recognizes Darshaun Smith as the 2021 Driver of the Year. Transit service providers across Iowa annually each nominate an employee to be honored by the Iowa Public Transit Association (IPTA) for their commitment to providing safe and friendly service.

Support Person of the Year Award

Although not eligible for the IPTA Driver of the Year award, CAMBUS student support employees fill critical roles across the organization to ensure safe and reliable transportation operations across campus. CAMBUS support employees are in these promoted positions: assistant, dispatcher, student mechanic, and trainer. Each year, CAMBUS recognizes a support person for going above-and-beyond their duties and makes exceptional contributions to the workplace.

Previous support person of the year winners

Bridget Joers

2021 Support Person of the Year

University of Iowa’s CAMBUS recognizes Bridget Joers as the 2021 Support Person of the Year. Joers is the third recipient of the Support Person of the Year award. The Support Person of the Year award is part of a larger effort to regularly recognize the efforts of CAMBUS employees.

UI Student Employee of the Year

The university employs over 8,000 students across campus. Each year, the university calls upon departments that employ students to nominate candidates for the UI Student Employee of the Year awards.

Winners are grouped into the following categories:

  • University of Iowa Campus Winner: Top campus winner
  • Category Winners: Administrative, Campus Services, Science/Health/Engineering
  • Certificate of Distinction

CAMBUS nominations are submitted under the "campus services" category.

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2022 UI Student Employee of the Year Nominees

CAMBUS student employees Alyson Holevoet and Connor Steele nominated for the University of Iowa Student Employee of the Year award.

CAMBUS employees Hughes and Mulrooney - man wearing black sweatshirt with IOWA logo and man wearing white polo with grey tigerhawk logo

2020 UI Student Employee of the Year Nominees

CAMBUS student employees James Hughes and Bryan Mulrooney nominated for the University of Iowa Student Employee of the Year award.

Awards to CAMBUS student employees

2022

Alyson Holevoet
personnel supervisor
campus services category winner

2020

Bryan Mulrooney
dispatch and bionic supervisor
UI overall campus winner

2015

Tim Tvedte
training and safety supervisor
certificate of distinction

Clean-Up

At CAMBUS, our dedicated team of student employees do more than operate buses to carry out essential transportation services.  They also work behind the scenes in maintaining our fleet.

They clean and disinfect, check and fill fluids, and fuel each bus. Some students go above-and-beyond and are recognized when they achieve 100 clean-ups.

student mechanic opens a side panel of a bus

Clean-Up Hall of Fame

person wearing mechanics blue shirt standing in front of row of buses with lights on

Out of (the Ordinary) Office: Grease Junkie

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Graduate student and former Hawkeye gymnast Brandon Wong isn't afraid of getting his hands dirty while working for CAMBUS.

employee wipes down the dashboard area of a bus

An impressive 500 total clean-up shifts

Driver Charlie Franks and student mechanic Nick Madden were recognized in 2021 for completing a combined 500 clean-up shifts during their careers at CAMBUS.