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September 16, 2020

US News & World Report Ranks FinnU #12 for Social Mobility

Finlandia Resident Assistants outside of FinnHall | August 2020

Finlandia University has been ranked by US News & World Report as a top university for Social Mobility. Finlandia came in at #12 on the list of universities in the Midwest region.

According to the US News & World Report, economically disadvantaged students are less likely than others to finish college, even when controlling for other characteristics. But some colleges are more successful [...]

August 17, 2020

FinnU TRIO SSS Grant Renewed for $1.7M Over 5 Years

 The U.S. Department of Education announced that Finlandia University’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant program will be renewed for $1,705,835 over five years to help more students succeed in and graduate from college. FinnU’s TRIO SSS program has been providing services on campus for almost 30 years and assists 180 students annually.

TRIO SSS helps college students who are low income, first generation (those whose parents do not have a four-year [...]

TRiO SSS Helping Students Online
April 3, 2020

TRiO Student Support Services Helping Students Online

This week on Finlandia Fridays, host Anastazia Hartman gave Director of TRiO Student Support Services, Cindy Cowell a call to discuss what TRiO SSS is doing for FinnU students while they are no longer on campus. The pair spoke about what TRiO is, how they assist students and what the transition from face-to-face to online learning has been like. 

“All of the tutoring we did face-to-face, now has a canvas page so there is a great tool to [...]

September 16, 2019

Nicholas Kwiek new Academic Career Coach at TRIO Student Support Services

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Nicholas Kwiek as the new TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) academic career coach. Kwiek earned his bachelor’s degree in History from Kenyon College and is working on his Masters of Education in Online Innovation and Design from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  

Before coming to Finlandia, Kwiek lived for seven years in Bethel, Alaska. There he taught developmental math as an adjunct instructor for the UAF Kuskokwim Campus. He also worked as [...]

alumni mentor program
April 4, 2019

Alumni Mentor Program provides valuable opportunity for students and alumni

Finlandia TRIO students have the opportunity to learn from those who have graduated before them thanks to the new Alumni Mentor Program.

The Alumni Mentor Program is available for all TRIO students, regardless of year. Alumni and students are paired by TRIO advisors with the help of Olivia Myers, Coordinator of External Relations, based off shared interests.

“We launched this program quietly this semester with four pairs of participants and it has gone exceptionally well,” said Myers. [...]

March 26, 2019

Students and staff invited to participate in Bowl for Kids on March 30

The Finlandia University Bowl for Kids team is officially looking for members and baked good donations. Finlandia University Student Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club and TRIO Student Support Services have teamed up to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Western Upper Peninsula at this great event.

The bake sale and 50/50 raffle will take place Thursday, March 28 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in Nikander Hall by the TLC and [...]

November 29, 2017

TRIO SSS hosting Christmas/Finals Open House on December 7

On Thursday, December 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Mannerheim Central TRIO Student Support Services will be hosting their annual Christmas/Finals Open House.

This event is open to all Finlandia students, faculty and staff. The open house will include a festive and cozy atmosphere, hot cocoa, hot cider, snacks, holiday music, diverse holiday favorites on DVD, a make-and-take craft table and a whole l to of holiday cheer!

Plan to stop by, put your feet up and enjoy the moment [...]

April 12, 2017

Dozens recognized at TRIO Awards Night

On April 11 TRIO Student Support Services held a TRIO Awards Night to recognize top TRIO achievers at Finlandia University during the 2016-17 academic year.

View Photos from TRIO Awards Night

Students honored at the event included Honors and Deans List students from the Fall 2016 semester, 2016-17 graduates, MI TRIO Student Leaders, SISU, Peer Mentor of the Year, Work Study of the Year, Most Improved GPA, Greatest number of hours engaged in tutoring, Spirit of TRIO for [...]

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