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Samantha Saint-Onge
July 6, 2016

Finlandia introduces new director of MA and MBC Programs

Samantha Saint-Onge has been named Medical Assistant/Medical Billing and Coding Program Director in the College of Health Sciences at Finlandia University.

“This is a great opportunity for Sam to advance her leadership skills and continue the good work of Pam Borsum, our previous MA/MBC Director,” said Cam Williams, Dean of the College of Health Sciences. “We are confident she can lead the program, and look forward to her continued professional development.”

Small Classes Made Experience Worthwhile

Saint-Onge is a Finlandia University [...]

June 30, 2016

Finlandia’s RN-BSN program now available 100 percent online

Finlandia University’s RN-BSN Program is now approved by the Higher Learning Commission to be available as 100 percent RN-BSN online.

RN-BSN Online Perfect for Practicing Nurses

“This is a huge benefit given that most of the students who would enroll in our program are working nurses, and have to fit our program into their very busy lives,” Program Director Mark Miron said. “We’re excited about this.”

Finlandia introduced the program in the early 2010s for associate degree nurses who are looking to [...]

Julia Coon during her Study Abroad experience
June 29, 2016

Julia Coon talks about study abroad trip to Tanzania

As a sophomore at Finlandia University Julia Coon made a bold decision: She was going to study abroad in Tanzania as part of Finlandia’s Servant Leadership Program.

It was a decision she didn’t regret, and one that led her to an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Study Abroad provides great experience

In this video Coon sat down and talked with Director of Marketing and Communications Michael H. Babcock about the experience. Some of the topics include the lifelong friends she made while there, the preparation [...]

Heidi Wiitanen
June 28, 2016

Finlandia Success: Heidi Wiitanen ’06

ALUM Heidi Wiitanen Major: Fiber Arts Graduation Year: 2006 Hometown: AuTrain, Michigan Current Location: Nashville, Tennessee Job: Professional Artist + Entrepreneur with KAMPPINEN What attracted you to Finlandia University?

Heidi Wiitanen: I was initially attracted to Finlandia because of where it is located. Hancock is a historic town with a lot of Finnish history. It’s also immersed in nature, something I am so much inspired by. Finlandia being the only Finnish-founded university in the United States also intrigued me. Whilst a student at Finlandia, I enjoyed [...]

June 28, 2016

North Wind Books to be closed June 29-30

North Wind Books, the official book and apparel store of Finlandia University, will be closed on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30, 2016. The store is closing for their annual inventory processing.

It will open again the afternoon of Friday, July 1.

Learn more about North Wind Books by visiting

June 28, 2016

Finlandia University Mail Center moves to limited summer hours

The Finlandia University Mail Center is now open summer hours, including limited hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.

The mail center is located in the basement of Mannerheim Hall. This is the center of all mail-related services for campus, and is the main university switchboard. For more information on the Finlandia University Mail Center visit

Mail Center Summer 2016 Hours Monday – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday – 9 a.m. – [...]

June 27, 2016

The Most Affordable Finlandia University

Guide for the FinnU Class of 2020

Finlandia University is committed to making a high quality, liberal arts-based, private education in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as affordable as possible. We know the costs associated with higher education are a turn off for many students, but we also know the investment in education is a worthwhile one. It is with that in mind that we present The Most Affordable Finlandia University: An Affordability Guide for the FinnU Class of 2020.

This year’s guide includes [...]

Marie Bonenfant Finlandia
June 24, 2016

Navy veteran Marie Bonenfant hired in student accounts

Finlandia University has hired Marie Bonenfant to the position of Coordinator of Student Accounts. Bonenfant is from Lake Linden, a Navy veteran and Finlandia alumnus. She started at Finlandia on Monday.

“When I came here as a student it was the first thing I did as a civilian,” Bonenfant said. “It felt like home then, and coming here now it once again feels like I’m coming home.”

Marie Bonenfant – navy veteran

Bonenfant spent a year and a half at sea aboard the [...]

June 23, 2016

Academic Calendar Update: Summer Bridge Program 2016

The Academic Calendar at Finlandia University has received a minor update. It is now available on the Academic Calendar page, or by downloading the PDF through the link below.

Download Summer 2016 Academic Calendar (Update 6/13/16)

The calendar has been updated to include details on the new Summer Bridge Program at Finlandia, which begins Monday, June 27. Vital details for the program’s academic calendar are listed below.

Summer Bridge Program Academic Calendar Dates June 27, Monday – Classes begin June 28, [...]

Quincy Street Block Party
June 21, 2016

Construction on first block of Quincy Street finishing with block party

The City of Hancock will host the first Quincy Street Block Party on Thursday, June 23 with festivities running from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 100 block of Quincy Street in Downtown Hancock.

Quincy Street Block Party

The first block party is focusing on the businesses in the immediate construction zone. Events scheduled for Thursday’s Quincy Street Block Party include Karaoke by Euel Cappo of the Goal Post, Bob Hiltunen and friends playing music, fashion show by Celebrations, juggling and magic [...]