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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

Mr. David Holli, Chair, Ishpeming, Michigan
Mr. David Savolainen, Vice Chair, Marquette, Michigan
Mrs. Pauline Kiltinen, Secretary, Marquette, Michigan
Mr. Dale Aho, Farmington Hills, 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
Mr. John E. Filippi, Dunnellon, Florida
Mrs. Rachel Hetico Hirvonen, Marquette, Michigan
Mr. Ray M. Hirvonen, Marquette, Michigan
Dr. Paul D. Isaac, Powell, Ohio
The Hon. James L. Johnson, Virginia, Minnesota
Mrs. Alice Kellogg, Naperville, Illinois
Mrs. Darley Kemppainen, Ishpeming, Michigan
Rev. Dr. Rudolph Kemppainen, Ishpeming, Michigan
Dr. John O. Kiltinen, Marquette, Michigan
Mr. Paul Knuti, Embarrass, Minnesota
Mr. Philip Kolehmainen, Ontonagon, Michigan
Mrs. Bonnie C. Kukkonen, Hancock, Michigan
The Hon. Phillip L. Kukkonen, Hancock, 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. Rod Liimatainen, Chassell, Michigan
Mr. Donald G. Lundin, Hancock, Michigan
Mr. John P. Makinen, Kaleva, Michigan
Dr. Roger A. Mattson, Duluth, Minnesota
Ms. Carol Melancon, Westland, Michigan
Mrs. Anne Miller, Naples, Florida
Mrs. Arleen Morrissey, Chassell, Michigan
Dr. Michael Nakkula, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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
Dr. Sharon Franklin-Rahkonen, Indiana, Pennsylvania
Mrs. Cheryl A. Rogers, Glendale, Arizona
Mr. Duane E. Rogers, Glendale, Arizona
Ms. Muriel G. Ruonavar, Hancock, Michigan
Dr. Daniel M. Sarya, Traverse City, Michigan
Ms. Joy Seppala-Florence, London, England
Mr. Henrik Työppönen, Espoo, Finland
Mr. Philip L. Wirtanen, Bergland, Michigan

Emeritus Members, Finlandia University Finnish Council in America

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