TRIO Pre-College programs Online Advisor Kailee Laplander stopped by Finlandia Fridays to discuss a new pilot program that 10 lucky western UP high schoolers will be a part of this spring semester. The STEAM Saturdays program focuses on connecting students from across the country who are interested in social justice and careers and STEAM in a monthly e-meeting. The program will be piloted with 20 TRIO Pre-College programs from across the country and give students the [...]
TRIO Pre-College Programs, hosted by Finlandia University, was selected to participate in the STEAM National Saturday Academy pilot program in Spring 2021. The pilot program was created by TRIO professionals Aaron Cortes Minor (Northeastern Illinois University), Adam Low (University of Alaska – Fairbanks) and Mara Luna (University of Puerto Rico) with the purpose of testing a remote learning strategy for Saturday program activity that fosters student engagement, active participation, capacity building, academic and personal growth, and resume building for [...]
TRIO Upward Bound (TRIO UB), hosted by Finlandia University, is currently accepting applications for 20 new high school participants from the CCISD. Ideal TRIO UB candidates would like to attend college after high school, are open to academic and personal support, are committed to attending events, and would appreciate a community atmosphere.
Students who qualify and join TRIO UB have access to the following FREE services: after school study sessions, monthly Saturday Academies, college tours, travel, tutoring, college/career advising, monthly [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Winter 2019 edition of the TRIO Pre-College Programs Newsletter is now available. This edition highlights an alumni’s time in Scotland, TRIO Talent Search’s trip to Wisconsin with 9th grade students, TRIO Upward Bound acquiring an additional STEM grant and more. For past editions of the TRIO Pre-College Programs Newsletter, see keweenawtrio.org.Winter 2019 Edition of 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.
Finlandia University is excited to welcome Frank Pergande as the new the TRIO Upward Bound (UB) academic coordinator. Pergande earned his Bachelor of Arts in English and his Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Northern Michigan University. He previously taught English at NMU, overseas at Pohang University of Science and Technology in South Korea and the Marquette Prison through Jackson College.
“I was very excited at the opportunity to work more [...]