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Finnish Council in America


The Finnish Council in America is a university advisory board that assists in preserving and communicating the Finnish and Finnish-American connections of the university.

Current Members, Finlandia University Finnish Council in America

Mrs. Pauline Kiltinen, Chair, Marquette, Michigan
Mr. David Savolainen, Vice Chair, Marquette, Michigan
Dr. Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen, Secretary, Indiana, Pennsylvania
Mr. Steven Aho, Hancock, Michigan
Mr. Vaino A. Ahonen, Ho-ho-kus, New Jersey
Ms. Ann M. Anttila, Calumet, Michigan
Ms. Julie Badel, Chicago, Illinois
Mrs. Joan M. Dwyer, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mrs. Rachel Hetico Hirvonen, Negaunee, Michigan
Mr. Ray M. Hirvonen, Negaunee, Michigan
Mr. David Holli, Ishpeming, Michigan
Dr. Paul D. Isaac, Worthington, Ohio
Ms. Barbara Jackson, Lake Linden, Michigan
Mrs. Judith Juntunen, Atlantic Mine, Michigan
Mrs. Alice Kellogg, Naperville, Illinois
Mrs. Darley Kemppainen, Ishpeming, Michigan
Rev. Dr. Rudolph Kemppainen, Ishpeming, Michigan
Dr. John O. Kiltinen, Marquette, Michigan
Mr. George Kinnunen, Calumet, Michigan
Mr. Paul Knuti, Embarrass, Minnesota
Mr. Philip Kolehmainen, Ontonagon, Michigan
Mrs. Karen A. Lahti, Ontonagon, Michigan
Mr. Jorma E. Lankinen, Marquette, Michigan
Mr. John Leinonen, Fredericksburg, Virginia (ex-officio)
Mrs. Lois I. Lescelius, Elmhurst, Illinois
Mr. Raymond O. Lescelius, Elmhurst, Illinois
Mr. Donald G. Lundin, Hancock, Michigan
Mr. John P. Makinen, Kaleva, Michigan
Ms. Carol Melancon, Westland, Michigan
Mrs. Arleen Morrissey, Chassell, Michigan
Rev. Leslie E. Niemi, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Mr. John A. Nikander, North Augusta, South Carolina
Dr. John M. Niska, Providence, Rhode Island
Dr. Norma R. Nominelli, Hancock, Michigan
Mr. Paul G. Ollila, Painesdale, Michigan
Ms. Mary Pekkala, Hancock, Michigan
Dr. Carl Rahkonen, Indiana, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Cheryl A. Rogers, Glendale, Arizona
Mr. Duane E. Rogers, Glendale, Arizona
Ms. Muriel G. Ruonavar, Hancock, Michigan
Mr. Henrik Työppönen, Espoo, Finland
Mr. Philip L. Wirtanen, Bergland, Michigan
Mrs. Ruth Wisti, Hancock, Michigan

Emeritus Members, Finlandia University Finnish Council in America

Mr. John Kahelin, University Place, Washington
Mr. Donald S. Koskinen, Menasha, Wisconsin
Mr. Robert P. Matson, Sun City West, Arizona
Mr. Raymond Pajula, Phoenix, Arizona