Cape Cod Community College alum Jitka Borowick was honored with its Alumni of the Year Award at the college’s commencement ceremony on May 24.
Born and raised in the Czech Republic, Borowick arrived on Cape Cod in 2003. She attended Cape Cod Community College from 2005 to 2008, graduating with an associates degree in liberal arts. “I have such fond memories of my time at Cape Cod Community College,” said Borowick. “It’s where I built my confidence, forged lasting friendships, and realized I wanted to become a business owner here on Cape Cod. I am truly humbled to receive this award from a college that played a pivotal role in helping me realize my dreams.”
The same year she graduated, Borowick launched Cleangreen, an eco-friendly company that offers residential, commercial and construction cleaning services on the Cape. Now in its 10th year, Cleangreen has grown from a one-person enterprise to a business with a year-round staff of nearly 20 employees.
During Cleangreen’s infancy, Borowick attended Suffolk University, earning her bachelor’s degree in public relations in 2011. Last month, Suffolk recognized Borowick with its 10 Under 10 Award given out to young alumni who, less than 10 years after their time on campus, are making major contributions in their field and in their community.
Over the years, Borowick has made a commitment to giving back to the community. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Community College Alumni Association as well as the college’s educational foundation. She is currently on the board of Flower Angels USA; past president of the BNI Convergence Team; and president elect of the Rotary Club of Hyannis.
Borowick shared the stage at this year’s commencement with Ralph Cahoon III, a behavioral health clinician at Community Health Center of Cape Cod, who was the other Alumni of the Year Award recipient.
Previous Alumni of the Year Award winners have included Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce CEO Wendy Northcross; Dr. Alice Curran, a faculty member at the University of North Carolina’s School of Dentistry; and US Navy Captain Douglas Verissimo, commanding officer of the USS Carl Vinson.