Mervi Nygren is the alumnus of the year 2022 at Karelia UAS

Mervi Nygren, a year 2007 graduate from Karelia UAS Degree Programme in Nursing, has been selected as the alumnus of the year 2022. 

Nygren, who works as a nurse in Siun Sote, has been actively cooper­ating with Karelia UAS after her graduation.

The alumnus of the year was now selected for the fifth time at Karelia UAS. The word alumnus (plural alumni) refers to all students graduated from Karelia UAS and the previous North Karelia University of Applied Sciences/North Karelia Polytechnic as well as our inter­na­tional exchange students. The aim of alumni activ­ities is to promote the connection between Karelia UAS and working life and to support the emergence of cooper­ation between students and local businesses. Karelia UAS alumni can, for example, work as expert lecturers in study units, invite student groups for study excur­sions at their workplaces, provide students with intern­ships, projects and thesis topics, and act as mentors preparing students for working life.