Efforts are first step of comprehensive redesign of financial aid practices
Finlandia University has introduced a new $4,000 grant for students who graduated from an Upper Peninsula high school, and announced it is maintaining current rates for tuition and room and board for the upcoming year.
“Finlandia has a strong record of controlling price increases over the long-term and maximizing financial aid to prospective students,” President Philip Johnson said. “We can do more, however, especially for our neighboring communities in [...]
On this installment of Finlandia Fridays Director of Student Financial Services Sandra Turnquist speaks all things financial aid. Turnquist outlines a two new financial aid opportunities to Finlandia students, the U.P. Commitment Grant and Service Scholarship. She also touches on Finlandia’s frozen tuition for the upcoming year. Outside of the announcement, Turnquist highlights that the priority deadline that is quickly approaching. Michigan recommends that all financial aid forms be submitted by March 1, so that all possible financial aid options are still [...]
Finlandia University Director of Dining Services Mark Pittillo received the Customer Service Award during the fifth annual Keweenaw Sparkplug Award on Thursday night at Bonfire Steakhouse and Grill in Houghton.
Mark Pittillo’s Customer Service Excellence
Mark Pittillo poses with the customer service award at the 2017 Spark Plug Awards dinner with members of the Michigan Tech hockey team, who he caters for on a weekly basis and presented him with the award.
Pittillo was nominated for the award by Karin Van Dyke, [...]
Tour facility, meet staff and enjoy NCAA Division III basketball for free on Monday, February 20
Finlandia Community Wellness welcomes the public to an open house at the Paavo Nurmi Center on Monday, February 20 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for the community to explore the facility, learn about the programs offered and interact with the staff.
February is a month to celebrate your heart, and not just for Valentine’s Day. The American Heart Association named February “Heart Month.” Below are some links with ideas on how to better care for your heart.
For nearly three million Americans, the nursing profession is a life-supporting trade, both financially for themselves, and for the patients nurses care for. A universal nursing certificate that can provide high job placement across the nation and requires only two years of school is a hard bargain to pass up. Times are changing, however, as education demands for nurses have been increasing over recent years.
Traditionally, hospitals required only a two-year degree in Nursing (RN), but the benefits of achieving a [...]
Leadership Keweenaw’s first year provides training for professionals in the Keweenaw
Leadership Keweenaw is an exciting new program offered in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula that began in the fall of 2016 and is running through spring 2017. Sponsored by the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce, it is a nine-month program teaching leadership skills to its participants. After an initial, intensive, two-day retreat in August, the participants attend sessions once a month learning leadership skills through a myriad of activities [...]
This week Finlandia Fridays is joined by senior nursing student Laura Kent, who was featured in the fall 2016 edition of the Bridge. Finlandia University has long been known for its nursing program, and Kent found it to live up to the reputation. As a nursing student with a full-time job Kent has faced some difficulties, but will be graduating this May in excellent standings. The promise of a meaningful career after school motivated her to continue with the [...]
Organization Responds with ROI Report on Economic Contributions, Academic Leadership
Michigan’s Independent Colleges and Universities (MICU) today released a major report on the economic footprint of its members, showing a wealth of contributions to the state’s prosperity, knowledge and culture.
The report shows that MICU’s 25 not-for-profit institutions, which includes Finlandia University, directly spend $2 billion in Michigan each year. They also provide 26,000 jobs to Michiganders—17,000 of whom are directly employed by the colleges and universities, [...]