community service honors
HANCOCK - Jennifer Butryn a resident of Escanaba is one of 18 nursing students at Finlandia University who are involved in the university's Student Nurse Association. The association was recently named a community service leader by the Michigan Nursing Student Association (MNSA).
The MNSA award commended the nursing students for their 10th annual, spring 2012 spaghetti dinner and raffle fundraiser in support of the Omega House hospice in Houghton. Since 2002, the student-nurses have donated to Omega House more than $15,000 dinner and raffle proceeds.
The Finlandia University Student Nurse Association engages in a number of community activities throughout the academic year, including community-wide canned food drives, blood drives, donation of holiday gifts to the Salvation Army, and assisting fellow student nurses by arranging speakers and special review courses.