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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
2021 - Darshaun Smith
2020 - Nathan Sears
2019 - Estephanie Coreas
2022 Driver of the Year
University of Iowa’s CAMBUS recognizes Rose Arrigoni as the 2022 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
2021 - Bridget Joers, trainer
2020 - Tristan Freese, dispatcher
2021 Support Person of the Year
University of Iowa’s CAMBUS recognizes Nichole Winter as the 2022 Support Person of the Year. Joers is the fourth 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.
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.
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.
campus services category winner
dispatch and bionic supervisor
UI overall campus winner
training and safety supervisor
certificate of distinction
Awards to CAMBUS student employees
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.
Out of (the Ordinary) Office: Grease Junkie
Graduate student and former Hawkeye gymnast Brandon Wong isn't afraid of getting his hands dirty while working for CAMBUS.
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.