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Frank Pergande new academic coordinator at TRIO Upward Bound

May 24, 2018

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.

Frank Pergande“I was very excited at the opportunity to work more locally with TRIO UB to assist high school students who might be struggling or not realize all the opportunities that their future could hold,” said Pergande.

And while Pergande looks forward to working with students, he’s also excited about another thing he’s sure to get plenty of: snow.

“I’m a big fan of winter, so I look forward to the few extra weeks – and feet – of snow that moving a couple hours further north will bring,” said Pergande.

About TRIO Upward Bound (UB)

TRIO UB is a federal grant project funded through the United States Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is to help stimulate and motivate high school students from modest income backgrounds and/or families where their parents do not have a bachelor’s degree to pursue a program of post-secondary education. UB currently serves students in the three-county area of Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw.

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