Suomi College alum, Clem Papineau visited Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about his time in the Keweenaw.
Originally from Ontonagon, Papineau initially planned on going to Michigan State University. Papineau was approached by Suomi’s basketball coach at the time to play basketball. After looking into the school, Papineau said he was instantly hooked. Papineau ended up attending Suomi, but did not end up playing basketball.
Papineau chose to study Criminal Justice because from a young age, he knew he wanted to be a police officer. He ended up transferring out of FinnU to earn his degree and eventually he joined the army and became an army police officer. After meeting his future wife, Papineau applied to the Little Rock Police Department and rose through the ranks to become a homicide detective.
Papineau has recently been a part of the mentorship program at Finlandia. Stating that the army helped instill the importance of mentorship in him, Papineau is mentoring a criminal justice student, who is also a dual sport athlete. Papineau was excited to meet his mentee in person. His advice for any and all students is to have a plan. With a plan and some effort, students should be able to achieve what they want in life, according to Papineau. For more information on the alumni program, contact Olivia Myers or see the alumni link below. You can learn more about Papineau’s story from his two-part episode in Leading the Pride, FinnU’s alumni success podcast, which can be found in the links below.
Alumni and Podcast Links:
- Alumni Mentorship Information
- Part 1 Clem Papineau, Cold Case Homicide Detective Podcast
- Part 2 Clem Papineau, Cold Case Homicide Detective Podcast
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