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April 27, 2018

Student representative Melissa Helppi talks about her time in the nursing program

As the school year winds down, Melissa Helppi dropped by to share some of her experiences during her time at Finlandia. Helppi is graduating Summa Cum Laude from the nursing program, is giving a speech during commencement as this year’s student representative and will also be speaking at the nursing pinning ceremony. Helppi mentioned that both her speeches are finished, she just needs to make a few last minute tweaks.

Called to a Career in Nursing

When asked about the nursing [...]

April 26, 2018

Melissa Helppi named 2018 Student Representative at Finlandia University

Nursing student to speak during commencement

Finlandia University’s Class of 2018 will hear from nursing major Melissa Helppi during commencement as the non-traditional student was named Student Representative. Helppi is well known around campus for her involvement, dedication to excellence and proven ability as a leader.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to be a nurse and to help people,” Helppi said of her decision to go to school while raising her four children. “It’s a desire that all of [...]

September 11, 2017

A campus-wide invitation to let your light shine bright this Saturday

Finlandia Wellness Committee is excited to announce the first campus community event of the 2017-18 academic year!

Finlandia University employees and students are invited to join Team FinnU at Light the Night Fun Run/Walk, a fun 5k and family-friendly 1k event in Laurium. The event is held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 16.

The Wellness Committee has worked out a deal for all Finlandia Students to receive a discount. Free glow sticks and washable color blast powder will [...]

December 22, 2016

Laura Kent: Nurse in Training

Finlandia University has long been known for its nursing program. For senior Laura Kent, it has been as great as advertised.

“The best decision of my life was coming here for nursing,” she said while envisioning the three years she has completed at Finlandia. Those three years included a lot of challenges for the 23-year old student who is also working a full-time job that often includes night shifts at Aspirus Keweenaw in nearby Laurium. However, the promise [...]