Alumnus of the Year was announced at the Grand Alumni Evening on Thursday.
Marjo Rantanen, Bachelor of Business Administration has been selected as the winner of the Laurea Alumnus of the Year 2016 prize. Rantanen graduated from Laurea Leppävaara Campus in 2014.
Alumnus of the year 2016 Marjo Rantanen works as a writer and a customer experience coach. Marjo has shown a developing attitude in to the working life, by bringing fresh ideas and new points of view. She has also shown Laurea attitude, and has been also active participant to the Laurea community, after graduating, example by being a guest speaker to the students.
This year the alumni of the year published a book called “Tunnelmamuotoilu”. The book has given companies of different categories fresh perspectives and opportunities in the aspect of customer care.
An Alumnus of the Year has been selected at Laurea since 2008. The prize is awarded to a Laurea graduate who has brought forward his or her training and the Laurea background in a positive manner. Also emphasised in the selection criteria is a positive approach to developing the work or the working community.
Proposals for recipients of the prize are accepted from all Laurea graduates and all members of Laurea staff. The final selection was made on the basis of the proposals by a development group for Laurea alumni activities.
The winner of the Alumnus of the Year prize was announced at the traditional Grand Alumni Evening in Helsinki on Thursday, 19 May. The Alumnus of the Year prize at Laurea is called the Pentti Rauhala Prize, in honour of Pentti Rauhala, who retired as President of Laurea in 2011.