Autumn Rivera, daughter of Janet and Benny Rivera of Sweetwater, was awarded a bachelor’s degree at The Colorado College. Rivera was one of 573 bachelor’s and master’s students to receive their diplomas as members of the college’s 123rd commencement exercise. Rivera majored in Biology with an emphasis on botany. Rivera was involved in many volunteer groups, youth groups, and leadership experiences at Colorado College. Her achievements included the Jason Wilkes Award for Outstanding Biology Minority Student. Rivera plans to continue her education at The Colorado College in Colorado Springs where she will receive her Masters of Arts in Secondary teaching. Rivera plans to teach middle school science.