On April 26 at Suffolk University’s Sargent Hall, Jitka Borowick was honored as a recipient of the college’s 10 Under 10 Award. The award is given out annually to young alumni who, fewer than 10 years removed from their time on campus, are making major contributions in their field and in their community.

“It is an honor to be recognized by a college that has meant so much to me personally and has helped me achieve a level of success, not only as a small business owner, but as a member of the Cape Cod community,” Borowick said.

A 2011 graduate of Suffolk University, Borowick is the founder and president of Cleangreen, an independently owned eco-friendly cleaning company that serves homes and businesses throughout the Cape.

Now celebrating its 10th year in business, Cleangreen began as a one-person enterprise and has since grown to a company that employs nearly 20 people year-round.

Borowick launched the company just five years after she arrived on Cape Cod, emigrating from the Czech Republic. She earned her associates degree in liberal arts from Cape Cod Community College in 2008 before earning her bachelor’s degree in public relations from Suffolk.

In accepting the award, Borowick said one of her dreams when she first arrived in America was to one day attend Suffolk University. She thanked the college for not only giving her the support and guidance to help her grow her company, but for teaching her the value of giving back.

Borowick’s involvement in the community includes serving as president elect of the Rotary Club of Hyannis; chairman of the board for Flower Angels USA; and supporting a number of local nonprofits including WE CAN, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum, the Cape and Islands United Way, DEVO Cycling Cape Cod, and Calmer Choice, among others.

She and her husband Ivan and their daughter Mischa live in Barnstable.