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June 29, 2021

Michigan TRIO Professional Organization Celebrates 50 years

Finlandia University TRIO Pre-College and Student Support Services staff recently participated in the Michigan College Access Programs and Personnel Annual Professional Conference spanning two full days and delivered in a virtual format on May 17 and 18, 2021. The 50th anniversary of the state TRIO organization makes it one of the first state TRIO chapters in the country to charter a formal chapter. 

Ten professionals from Finlandia’s TRIO programs attended the MI-CAPP Annual Spring Conference and participated in the 50th Anniversary [...]

March 2, 2021

Finlandia TRIO Programs Participate in MI TRIO “Give Back” Initiative. And they need your help!

As part of the upcoming MI TRIO Student Leadership Conference being delivered virtually on March 19 and 20, the FinnU TRIO Programs – Upward Bound, Talent Search and Student Support Services – are teaming up to hold a drive for the Finlandia University Student Table located in the basement of the Chapel of St. Matthew. TRIO students across the state will be holding “give back” events in the name of Geri Graham, past MI TRIO [...]

January 19, 2021

College Access Program Accepting Applications

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 [...]

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 [...]

Frank Pergrande
May 24, 2018

Frank Pergande new academic coordinator at TRIO Upward Bound

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 [...]

May 9, 2018

TRIO Upward Bound, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to help nourish high school students this summer

This summer, from June 11 to July 12, 2018, approximately 35 area high school students will experience the daily routines of college freshmen on the Finlandia University campus. The TRIO Upward Bound (UB) summer students live in the Finlandia Hall, attend demanding daily classes, complete homework, meet new people and, of course, eat three meals daily in Finlandia’s cafeteria.

For more than 30 years, this ‘mock college experience’ has been part of Finlandia’s year-round TRIO UB program, which is [...]

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 [...]

August 9, 2017

TRIO Upward Bound receives $1.77 million grant

Finlandia University has been officially notified by the U.S. Department of Education of the successful grant submission for another five year TRIO grant for $353,718 per year ($1,768,590 total). TRIO Upward Bound will be funded from 2017 to 2022 with this new proposal, and aid students from Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw counties find success in high school to prepare for beyond.

“TRIO Upward Bound would like to thank Finlandia University for hosting our program and we look [...]

July 9, 2017

Kamrad promoted to Director of TRIO Pre-College Programs

Dave Kamrad recently accepted the position of Director of TRIO Pre-College Programs at Finlandia University. Kamrad has been with the University for nearly 30 years.

“I have seen a lot of good that these programs can do for our students,” Kamrad said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to build relationships with schools and students to see sustained success for our programs.”

Kamrad has been with the university since 1988, moving from TRIO Student Support Services to TRIO Upward Bound in 1993 and [...]

June 1, 2017

TRIO Upward Bound, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture to help nourish high school students this summer

This summer, from June 12 to July 13, 2017, approximately 35 area high school students will experience the daily routines of college freshmen on the Finlandia University campus.

The TRIO Upward Bound summer students live in the Finlandia residence hall, attend demanding daily classes, complete homework, meet new people, and, of course, eat three meals daily in Finlandia’s cafeteria.

For more than 30 years, this ‘mock college experience’ has been part of Finlandia’s year-round TRIO Upward Bound (UB) program 100 percent funded [...]

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