The new board of the Riverside Junior Woman’s Charity includes (from left) April Knowles, Cari Hermann, Julie Avina, Ellen Casey, Sarah Levy, Danielle Hoffman and Andrea Kitamura. (PROVIDED)

The Riverside Junior Woman’s Charity in June announced its 2022-23 board of directors and officers.

Ellen Casey was elected president. She is joined on the board by Julie Avina, vice president of community outreach; Andrea Kitamura, vice president of fundraising; Danielle Hoffman, vice president of member services; Sarah Levy, vice president of operations; Cari Hermann, secretary; and April Knowles, treasurer.

Riverside Juniors was founded in 1937 and is a 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Riverside Township and surrounding areas. Last year, the charity donated more than $14,000 to organizations and families needing support.

On campus

Jocelyn Navarro, of Riverside, was among the more than 900 students at Bradley University in Peoria earning degrees in May. Navarro graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication/advertising and public relations.

Carthage College in Kenosha announced the following local students who received bachelor’s degrees at the school’s May commencement ceremony: Riverside residents Trevor Bork (accounting) and Alyssa Schwarz (nursing, summa cum laude) and Brookfield resident Autumn Rajcevich-Schwer (psychology and neuroscience/magna cum laude).

Caroline Waddle, of Riverside, graduated with a B.B.A. in marketing from the College of Business at Ohio University in Athens at the school’s spring commencement ceremonies.

Jake Vaia, of Riverside, was among the more than 5,100 students at the University of Iowa receiving diplomas at the school’s May commencement ceremonies. Vaia earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing.

Brittney Paeth, of Brookfield, received a Master of Social Work degree during May commencement ceremonies at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.

Elmhurst University awarded degrees to Brookfield residents Martin Hernandez (B.S. information systems), Lawrence Nisivaco (Master of Business Administration) and Amelia Huebner (B.S. nursing, magna cum laude) during commencement ceremonies on May 21.

Colin Griffin, of Riverside, was named to the 2022 spring semester president’s list at the College of Charleston (South Carolina) for earning a grade-point average of at least 3.8 on a 4-point scale. Griffin is majoring in business administration.

Riverside resident Charlie Buh was named to the 2022 spring semester dean’s list at Miami University in Miami, Ohio. Dean’s list students are ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division. Buh is pursuing a degree in business/accountancy. 

Among those named to the 2022 spring semester dean’s list at Lewis University in Romeoville were Brookfield residents Margarita Correa-Martinez (special/elementary education), Mia Hamilton (early childhood special education), Kathleen Harney (elementary education), Jane McLaren (secondary education/history), James Mizura (aviation administration) and Michal Tyka (computer science). Dean’s list student must earn a semester GPA of at least 3.5.

Kara Hernandez, of Brookfield, was named to the 2022 spring semester dean’s list at Missouri State University in Springfield for earning a semester GPA of at least 3.5.

Among the more than 4,000 undergraduate students named to the 2022 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Iowa in Iowa City were Riverside residents Lizbeth Casillas (psychology), Mary Dorenbos (pre-business), Sarah LaMantia (human physiology), Isabella Mullins (sustainability science), Gabrielle Nolan (finance) and Zachary Vaia (marketing) and Brookfield resident Katelyn Malikowski (elementary education).

The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa named the following students to the 2022 spring semester dean’s list for attaining a GPA of at least 3.5: Brookfield residents Samuel Gomez and Viktoria Hanson and Riverside residents Lauren Dvorak and Catherine Glawe.

Riverside resident Jack Sagan, a senior at Central College in Pella Iowa and a member of the school’s track and field team earned his third varsity letter and was named an all-conference runner for the 2022 outdoor season. We was a member of the Central College 3,200-meter relay that finished second at the American Rivers Conference championships.