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Summer and snow mix to tell Augustine’s Finlandia story

June 2, 2017

Today summer arrived in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, but that didn’t stop Finlandia Fridays from talking about snow! This week’s guest is Augustine Brutus, an alum and admissions officer here at Finlandia University, and we talked this episode about her first experience with snow, what it was like coming to Finlandia from Haiti and of course about the Summer Bridge Program.

Summer Bridge Program is a unique opportunity

Augustine Brutus Finlandia FridaysStudents looking to get a head start and save money have a great opportunity to just that with the Summer Bridge Program at Finlandia University.

“This will help students transition to the university experience,” Brutus said. “It allows students to create connections before they take a full load of credits in the fall semester.” It’s also a great chance to save money since students are able to fill out the FAFSA for the 2016-17 academic year and utilize funding from that. “My favorite part of this program is when I speak to students about financial aid. You actually get to use the previous years, which for some students cuts the cost down to almost nothing.”

“If a student has the opportunity, they should definitely take the chance and take advantage of this.” – Augustine Brutus

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Augustine Brutus happy to call Hancock home

For more than a half decade, Brutus has called Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula home. In the episode, she talks about the people and natural beauty that can be found here as reasons that she loves living here and loves to help people find their way here through her work as an admissions officer. She also recalled the first time she saw snow.

“I was in my room doing homework and I looked up and it was snowing, and I was like ‘oh my God it’s snow! My roommate was from Baraga and she was ecstatic to see my face,” she said.


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