Frank Pergande ('96 '02) is the new the TRIO Upward Bound academic coordinator at Finlandia University. He earned his bachelor of arts in English and his master of arts in creative writing from NMU. Pergande previously taught English at NMU, 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 locally with TRIO UB to assist high school students who might be struggling or not realize all the opportunities that their future could hold,” he said in a press release.
TRIO UB is a federal grant project designed to motivate high school students from modest income backgrounds and/or families where their parents do not have a bachelor’s degree to pursue a program of post-secondary education.