What ISYY

Recognitions

According to the Symbol Regulations of the Student Union of the University of Eastern Finland (ISYY), ISYY may award recognitions for people who have distinguishably acted within the Student Union. Most recognitions come with a Medal that is worn with ISYY’s Student Union Ribbon or Honorary Ribbon, for example, at Annual Celebrations. The criteria for awarding recognitions and the way in which the Medals and Ribbons are worn are ruled in the Symbol Regulations. The Symbol Regulations are available only in Finnish in the Documents section on our website.

On this page you’ll find information on how the recognitions are awarded and to whom ISYY has already awarded those.

Recognitions and how they are awarded

ISYY has in total six different recognitions that can be awarded to a person according to the criteria ruled in the Symbol Regulations and ISYY Rules.

Recognitions in their honorary order:

  • The Honorary Membership
  • The Medal of Honour
  • The Golden Medal of Distinction
  • The Silver Medal of Distinction
  • The Medal of the Student Union
  • The Diploma of Honour

Additionally, ISYY can award the Banner of the Student Union or the Honorary Membership for a community.

The current Symbol Regulations of ISYY came into effect in 2020, before which our Student Union has awarded only Medals of Honour and Medals of Distinction. According to the former Symbol Regulations, the former Medal of Distinction is equal to the current Silver Medal of Distinction.

The Honorary Membership is the highest recognition that ISYY can award. It is regulated in the rules of ISYY. Awarding the Honorary Membership to a person or a community is decided by the Representative Council. Other recognitions are awarded by the Executive Board usually on the occasion of ISYY’s Annual Celebration and based on the recommendations of ISYY’s Committee for Recognitions. The Committee consists of Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons of the previous four ISYY Executive Boards. ISYY members may also suggest distinguished persons to be awarded with honours/recoginitions by the Committee before the Annual Celebration.

Awarded acknowledgements

Honorary Members

2022

  • Sirpa Risto

Medals of Honour

2022

  • Antero Julkunen
  • Martti Kainulainen
  • Matti Väisänen
  • Osmo Vuorio
  • Pasi Hämäläinen
  • Pekka Ruippo
  • Risto Lähteenmäki
  • Timo Niskasaari
  • Vesa Kataja

2021

  • Anna-Kristiina Mikkonen
  • Erja Leinonen
  • Harri Siiskonen

2019

  • Pekka Koivaara
  • Paula Kettunen

2018

  • Heikki Räihä

2017

  • Sirpa Risto
  • Hannu Jaakkola
  • Eeva Marttinen

2015

  • Janne Mertanen
  • Perttu Vartiainen

Golden Medals of Distinctions

2022

  • Aleksi Kinnunen
  • Ella Partanen
  • Saara Tenhovuori
  • Sami Gabbouj
  • Sanna Heinonen

2021

  • Heikki Junkkari
  • Tahvo Kekkonen
  • Elina Kyyrönen
  • Juho Pulkka
  • Juuso Sikiö

Silver Medals of Distinctions

2022

  • Ada Hyytiäinen
  • Aino Peltonen
  • Brenda Nissén
  • Miska Tanskanen
  • Olli Auvinen
  • Riku Kiviluoto
  • Salli Kosonen

2021

  • Tuomas Hiltunen
  • Antti Saarelainen
  • Heidi Hämäläinen
  • Lina Munčytė
  • Maarit Hotanen
  • Olli Siirola
  • Jonni Nykänen
  • Paavo Kyyrönen
  • Noora Kettunen
  • Pyry Mattila

2019 (former Symbol of Distinction)

  • Saara Hanhela
  • Juho Ikonen

2017 (former Symbol of Distinction)

  • Heikki Junkkari
  • Noora Kettunen
  • Juho Pulkka
  • Matias Vainio

2015 (former Symbol of Distinction)

  • Mikko Puhakka
  • Sara Remes
  • Jori Vaissalo

Symbols of the Student Union

2022

  • Arttu Leppäkynnäs
  • Emmi Rajavuori
  • Enni Toiviainen
  • Eveliina Scharin
  • Iiris Huotari
  • Jenni Kortelainen
  • Jimi Viita-aho 
  • Joonas Pänkäläinen
  • Juuso Myller
  • Maria Laurikainen
  • Pavel Kipriianov
  • Pinja Kääriäinen
  • Pinja Mertano
  • Saara Loukiainen
  • Taija Väänänen
  • Teemu Zacheus
  • Valtteri Bovellan
  • Vesa Janhunen
  • Vili Moisio
  • Yasmin Ayyoubi

2021

  • Pauliina Nurmi
  • Tommi Anttalainen
  • Brenda Nissén
  • Aleksi Hiltunen
  • Antti Junkkari
  • Henri Hakkarainen
  • Teemu Huikuri
  • Ada Hyytiäinen
  • Matti Averio
  • Roosa Hänninen
  • Sara Salonen
  • Ronja Mäkinen
  • Saara Oravuo
  • Niklas Leinonen
  • Miska Tanskanen
  • Emma Mertakorpi
  • Aleksi Kinnunen
  • Sami Gabbouj
  • Teemu Nevalainen
  • Sami Vihonen
  • Hanna Saarelainen
  • Susanna Haverinen
  • Marko Koskelo
  • Heidi Turunen
  • Veikko Vauhkonen

Diploma of Honour

2022

  • Severi Soininen
  • Iida Pirnes
  • Lilian Korhonen
  • Matilda Salminen
  • Eeva Schavikin
  • Miika Hiltunen
  • Julia Lautala
  • Aleksandra Haapanen
  • Anni Kolehmainen
  • Antti Lehtinen
  • Elsa Talonen
  • Emma Koivulehto
  • Ilkka Piiroinen
  • Jonne Väisänen
  • Juuso Ropponen
  • Katja Kosonen
  • Maria Ilola
  • Mikko Sipola
  • Riku Kukkonen

2021

  • Joona Lahtela
  • Kirsi Linna
  • Mikko Nevalainen
  • Jussi Nivala
  • Saara Loukiainen
  • Heikki Kataja
  • Asta Munnukka
  • Markus Helin
  • Rosa Summanen
  • Sanni Penttinen
  • Roosa-Maria Ilvonen
  • Aappo Kiri
  • Kalle Liuski
  • Jussi Huisman
  • Joose Korhonen
  • Sami Tanskanen
  • Arla Paananen
  • Paavo Koivistoinen
  • Joel Leppinen
  • Riina Pääkkönen
  • Hanna Hänninen
  • Jiri Vihavainen
  • Jimi Tynkkynen
  • Rosa Sinisalo
  • Joonas Pänkäläinen
  • Tommi Manninen
  • Teemu Zacheus
  • Henri Sormunen
  • Annika Valtari
  • Riku Kiviluoto
  • Katja Kosonen
  • Teresa Rikkonen
  • Outi Nikunen
  • Saara Närä
  • Taija Väänänen
  • Kingsley Aliche
  • Iiris Näkki

Read more:

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