Riva Wharton


Riva Wharton is a graduate student at Wayne State University in the MLIS program and Project ALFA. She is a native of the Detroit area, where she attended Cherry Hill High School in Inkster, Michigan. She graduated from Hodges University, Fort Myers, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. She was the recipient of the Neno J. Spagna Scholarship Award for having been active as a volunteer for various literacy programs from 1988 through 2001. She received the Interdisciplinary Studies Student of the year award in 2005. Having worked with ESL students and as an English tutor, the position of library assistant at Hodges was the perfect venue to continue her chosen career path. The Project ALFA program will enable her to reach out to diverse populations and bring them into academic environments where they can develop their knowledge and pursue their desire to become productive members of their communities.

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