Ronald Bergquist, adjunct professor at SILS, has received recognition for his participation in the Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) at UNC. The Commuter Alternative Program is a regionally and nationally-recognized program designed to encourage and reward UNC students, faculty and staff who carpool to campus thereby saving resources and the environment. It seeks to support UNC sustainability goals and attempts to cut down on traffic congestion and the amount of vehicles on campus.
CAP commuters are automatically entered to win CAP “give-away” drawings, receive 12 one-day temporary passes valid in S-11 Manning Lots, or UNC Park and Ride Lots. CAP encourages UNC employees, students, and faculty to use forms of alternative transportation, like Bicycles, carpooling, vanpooling, local and regional transit, The Park and Ride, Zip car and walking. Bergquist, who uses the free CAP parking permit to park at the Friday Center Park and Ride lot, usually walks in to SILS in the morning and takes the S, V, or FCX bus back to the Park and Ride lot in the evenings. His was the name drawn this month to win a t-shirt bearing the slogan "Kick Gas."
Participation in CAP is free and open to all.
Bergquist earned his Ph.D in information science from SILS in 2006.