OYY awarded honorary academic decorations at the remote anniversary celebrations – the highest recognition for Hakkarainen

OYY annually rewards people who have worked for the student's good life, this time at a remote anniversary celebration

The Student Union of the University of Oulu annually awards honorary academic decorations to individuals, who have worked hard for the good life of the students. Nominations were requested from the student societies in the University of Oulu, and the decision on the awards to be granted was made by OYY’s executive Board on 23th of February 2021. The awards were handed out on 28th of February at the Annos 61 anniversary celebrations, which was this year organized remotely.

 

Janne Hakkarainen was awarded the highest-level recognition, Badge of Honour. During his significant career as a student active, he was a member of the Student Council from 2009 to 2015, of which in 2013 he first served as Vice Chair of the Council and then as the Chair. He has represented students in, among others, the University Collegium. In 2015, Hakkarainen started working as the Student Union’s communications specialist, and also served as Deputy Secretary General in 2019. He played a big role in ensuring that the good practices and information was passed forward to new Board Members and other active students, and thus helped the Student Union to develop in the field of supervising the students’ interests. Even in challenging situations, he worked hard and supported others. Hakkarainen has been a member of the Oulu City Council since 2012, and has been an important link between the Student Union and the city’s decision-making. Hakkarainen currently works as a communications specialist at the University of Oulu.

 

The traditional Coolest Teacher-award was handed in the OYY’s Annos 61 anniversary event. It was awarded to Katja Sutela. Sutela was described as an inspiring and supporting teacher, whose teaching methods are practical and positive, and who supports students when they are having hard times. Sutela was chosen among 65 teachers who were nominated by their students.

 

Honorary Academic Decorations awarded in the anniversary celebrations:

Badge of Honour

Janne Hakkarainen

 

First class medal

Hyypiö Anni

Leinonen Eetu

Mäki-Pollari Reeta

 

Second class medal

Gioia Sandler Bruno

Impola Jarkko

Kilponen Janne

Mehtätalo Eevasisko

Nieminen Petra

Palokangas Eelis

Siira Santeri

Timonen Tuomas

Viinikka Viljami

 

Third class medal

Aaltonen Toni

Antinkaapo Saana

Bazia Jakub

Bergström Eemeli

Berki Benke

Bäckman Jemina

Eskelinen Janne

Haataja Riikka

Hannonen Juuli

Harju Susanna

Hautamäki Marjut

Heikkinen Jonna

Herala Sami

Hälinen Kaarin

Härkönen Kati

Härkönen Lauri

Issakainen Olga

Junttila Sara

Juntunen Helmi

Juusola Hanna

Jämsä Lilja

Järvinen Pauliina

Kaisko Kalle

Kangas Mari

Kirjavainen Janne

Kivirikko Tiia

Kokkonen Anni

Kokkoniemi Iikka

Kvist Paula

Kärki Timi

Lahdenperä Silja

Laiti Malla

Laitinen Erkki

Lakkala Samuel

Latva-Kyyny Jonna

Lehtonen Aleksi

Lohiniva Inka

Länsman Máren-Elle

Marjakangas Salla

Martinkauppi Noora

Marttila Tuukka

Miettinen Heli

Mikkonen Roosa

Moilanen Marianna

Määttä Emma

Niemelä Anni

Niemi Outi

Niskanen Markus

Oikarinen Hannu

Piukkula Eetu

Postila Aleksi

Putkonen Maiju

Pääkkölä Julia

Pöllänen Antti

Quiroz Marco

Rautio Jori

Salo Saku

Sankila Eero

Sarja Katariina

Siilanen Joonas

Sinisalo Nikolas

Siponen Essi

Sjöberg Suvi

Sohlo Laura

Soudunsaari Joonas

Strand Henri

Taanila Samuli

Tikkanen Vilho

Tuomi Nita

Turpeinen Emmi

Törrö Lotta

Uusi-Seppälä Siru

Veijola Timo

Virtanen Oskari

Yli-Ojanperä Sanni

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