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February 20, 2020

TRIO Lunch and Learn

Did you know that TRIO Programs have been present on Finlandia/Suomi’s campus since the early 1980s? Or that we have three different TRIO programs on campus, but there are seven types of TRIO programs? Or that the need for organized TRIO came out of the State of the Union address in 1964 by Lyndon B Johnson, as part of the War on Poverty?

Bring a brown-bag lunch to Mannerheim Central to learn about the history and purpose of TRIO programs, as [...]

February 18, 2020

TRIO Talent Search Awards 19 Summer Youth Program Scholarships

19 students from the Copper Country ISD, Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD and Forest Park Schools have been awarded scholarships to attend Summer Youth Programs at Michigan Technological University. Active participants in TRIO Talent Search 9th, 10th and 11th grades were encouraged to apply. Each scholarship is valued at $1000, which covers the cost of registration, room & board, transportation and any lab fees.

“STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is everywhere in the world around us and continuously expanding [...]

March 12, 2019

Laplander Named President-Elect of Michigan College Access Programs & Personnel

Finlandia University’s Kailee Laplander has been named President-Elect of Michigan College Access Programs & Personnel (MI-CAPP). Laplander serves as TRIO Pre-College Programs Coordinator and has been at Finlandia since the fall of 2014.

“Ultimately, my interest in this role stems from my interest in college access and success for low-income, potential first-generation students,” Laplander said. “As a TRIO Student Support Services alumni myself, I realized how helpful it was to have someone supporting me as [...]

February 28, 2019

Taste of Success: Kailee Laplander (’12)

Finlandia University is excited to announce the launch of a new alumni speaker series, A Taste of Success. The series will feature alumni of Finlandia and Suomi College as they talk about their college experience and accomplishments since graduating. The first Taste of Success will feature alumna Kailee Laplander (‘12), who graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts. Laplander is currently the Coordinator for TRIO Pre-College Programs. Her discussion will focus on how she used her degree in [...]

November 1, 2018

Fall 2018 TRIO Pre-College Programs Newsletter

Check out the Fall 2018 Edition of the TRIO Pre-College Programs newsletter. This edition highlights the annual COE conference, a successful alumni and current Finlandia student, and major events and offerings provided by TRIO Pre-College Programs. More information on the programs and an archive of previous newsletters can be found anytime at keweenawtrio.org.

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February 15, 2018

TRIO Pre College Programs releases Winter 2018 newsletter

Check out the Keweenaw TRIO Pre College Quarterly Newsletter. The Winter 2018 edition highlights a local TRIO aluma, the 43rd Annual EOA Conference in Illinois, TRIO Pre College’s social media imprint as well as TRIO Talent Search’s efforts to prepare students for the SAT and TRIO Upward Bound’s December STEM focus.

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December 15, 2017

TRIO Pre-College Programs welcomes three key staffers

Emily Cibulka, Brian Irizarry and Catherine Jordan join college and career-access focused program at Finlandia University

The first six months on the job have been a busy one for TRIO Pre-College Programs Director Dave Kamrad. In addition to taking on his new role leading the annual TRIO Upward Bound summer program, Kamrad was charged with bringing in three new staff members to key roles. Late in summer he had completed the process, bringing in highly qualified [...]

November 15, 2017

Autumn TRIO Pre-College Programs newsletter now available

Check out the Autumn Edition of the TRIO Pre-College Programs newsletter! This edition highlights new staff, successful alumni, and major events and offerings provided by TRIO Pre College Programs. The TRIO Pre-College Programs Newsletter will be released quarterly. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, please email Kailee Laplander (kailee.Laplander@finlandia.edu).

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TRIO Pre-College Programs, comprised of TRIO Talent Search and TRIO Upward Bound, are community based programs proudly hosted on the campus [...]

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