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.