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TRIO-TLC Holiday Open House 2022
December 6, 2022

TRIO, Tutoring and Learning Center to host Holiday Open House Dec. 8

Holiday Open House returns for all Finlandia students, faculty and staff!

Finlandia’s TRIO Student Support Services and Tutoring and Learning Center will host a Holiday Open House on December 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Events will take place in the TRIO Lounge in Nikander Hall, Room 12. 

The open house will include food, games, crafts, and bunches of holiday cheer, with Terri OlsenNatalie Anderson, and Veronica Horning coordinating festivities.

“Let’s take a moment for community [...]

Mental Health Awareness Week Fall 2022
September 30, 2022

Focusing on Mental Health Awareness Week, Oct. 2 – 8

Sabrina Loven-Gulick joins Finlandia Fridays this week to share news of an upcoming on-campus initiative, Mental Health Awareness Week, happening Sunday, October 2, through Saturday, October 8.

Loven-Gulick, a personal counselor and academic coach for Trio Student Support Services (SSS) at Finlandia University, kicks things off by sharing insight into a few TRIO SSS topics, such as eligibility, participation, and the types of things she does for her role.

“When you hear personal counseling, it’s therapy. It’s me being here for the [...]

Terri Olsen
August 26, 2022

Terri Olsen (’94, ’08) becomes new Director of TRIO Student Support Services

Terri Olsen (‘94, ‘08) has been named the new Director of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at Finlandia University. A two-time graduate of the institution, Olsen attained an associate degree in business from Suomi College in 1994 and later, a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Finlandia in 2008. 

“During her time at Finlandia Terri has served the TRiO SSS program, and the institution, at an exemplary level,” said Luke Morrill, VP for Student Development and Dean of [...]

TRIO Upward Bound
June 6, 2022

TRIO Upward Bound at Finlandia University awarded grant to help low-income, potential first generation students access higher education

 

Grant will provide TRIO Upward Bound with five years of funding to help a minimum of 84 students from 8 schools in the Copper Country Intermediate School District to find their path to college.

The U.S. Department of Education announced that the TRIO Upward Bound program at Finlandia University will receive a federal grant to help more low-income students, who would be the first members of their families to earn a bachelor’s degree, to prepare for and enroll in college. Hosted [...]

September 17, 2021

Finlandia Fridays hosts Nick Kwiek to talk Parade of Nations and TRIO SSS

Nick Kwiek, Career Coach with TRIO Student Support Services at Finlandia University, joined Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about the Parade of Nations, a multicultural festival celebrated in the cities of Hancock and Houghton. Kwiek talks about the change in programming and route of this year’s parade and shares information on how students, employees and community members can get involved. The conversation opens with Kwiek discussing the role of TRIO Student Support Services at Finlandia University and then dives [...]

August 13, 2021

TRIO Talent Search Program at Finlandia University awarded grant to help low income, potential first generation students access higher education

TRIO Talent Search will be provided five years of funding to help a minimum of 729 students from 15 schools in the Western Upper Peninsula find their path to college.

HANCOCK, MI. (AUGUST 12, 2021) – The U.S. Department of Education announced that Finlandia University will receive a federal TRIO Talent Search grant to help more low income students who would be the first members of their families to earn degrees to prepare for and enroll in college. The TRIO [...]

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 [...]

December 1, 2020

Scholarship Spotlight: Shane Voldarski, Criminal Justice Major

Shane Voldarski is a criminal justice major at from Ontonagon, Mich. and recipient of the UP Commitment and Finlandia Merit Scholarships. Below is an interview between Voldarski and Amanda Staege about how scholarships have impacted their experience. 

Tell me a little about yourself and your family. Where did you grow up- what was that experience like? 

I am a first generation college student, and grew up in Ontonagon, about 45 minutes away from Finlandia. My childhood wasn’t the easiest, I [...]

Mobile Food Pantry
November 30, 2020

The Mobile Food Pantry is Back at the Chapel on Dec. 3

On Thursday, December 3, Finlandia University will be hosting another Mobile Food Pantry in the parking lot between Old Main and the Chapel of St. Mattew. Organized through Feeding American West Michigan, mobile food pantries help fill the gap in hunger needs in a community, by supplementing the ongoing work of local pantries with much needed fresh produce, meat, and dairy. The truck coming here on December 3 will hold about 15,000 pounds of such items, [...]