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January 4, 2019

Finlandia Homecoming set for October 3-5, 2019

James Brey (’12) and his daughter during the 2018 Homecoming Parade.

Finlandia’s Homecoming 2019 date has officially been set. Student activities will take place beginning the week of September 30, with specialized alumni events October 3-5. 

“I am beyond excited to welcome back Finlandia and Suomi alumni this fall,” said Coordinator of External Relations Olivia Myers. “The students and alumni who attended the events last year had a great time at the Homecoming festivities, and we hope to build off [...]

December 20, 2018

Leading the Pride stays close to home with Robin Meneguzzo, NP (’11)

Leading the Pride keeps it close to home this month with local alumna, Robin Meneguzzo, NP (‘11).  Meneguzzo is a Hancock native who graduated from FinnU with a degree in nursing. She went on to pursue her Master’s degree online from the University of Cincinnati. She currently works as a nurse practitioner at Aspirus Keweenaw and is at the forefront of enhancing patient care for those in the Upper Peninsula with her focus on [...]

Huey
November 29, 2018

Adam Huey (’07) Leading the Pride at Siemens in California

Finlandia’s alumni podcast Leading the Pride is back this month with Adam Huey (’07). Huey, who is originally from Folsom, Calif. and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, now serves as a Senior Commercial Project Manager for Siemens. Siemens is a multi-national and multi-billion dollar organization that specializes in electrification, digitization and automation. Huey was also elected to Finlandia’s Alumni Board this past fall and looks forward to connecting with alumni on the [...]

Alumni Directory
November 5, 2018

Alumni & Friends Newsletter – October 2018

On Wednesday the latest Alumni and Friends Email Newsletter was sent out to those subscribed to the monthly newsletter. You can view the entire newsletter here. If you’re interested in subscribing to the newsletter, visit finlandia.edu/alumni.

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Feature Stories

These stories were featured in the October 31, 2018 Alumni and Friends Newsletter.

Introducing the new Finlandia/Suomi Alumni Directory Leading the Pride features future D.O. and Biology alum, Matthew McLaughlin (’17) Jordan Siegler (’09) talks alumni board [...]

Alumni Directory
October 30, 2018

New Finlandia Alumni Directory allows Finlandia/Suomi alumni to reconnect

Finlandia alumni now have the opportunity to connect with former classmates, current students and other alumni across the country thanks to the new Finlandia Alumni Directory. The directory comes as a result of the 2018 Alumni Engagement survey.

“Having an accessible alumni directory was the number one project Finlandia and Suomi College alumni said they wished the University and Finlandia Alumni Board provided,” said Olivia Myers, Coordinator of External Relations. “The first challenge was figuring out how to [...]

Leading the Pride
October 24, 2018

Leading the Pride featuring future D.O. and Biology alum, Matthew McLaughlin (’17)

Leading the Pride is a monthly podcast that focuses on accomplished Suomi College and Finlandia University alumni. This month’s guest is Matthew McLaughlin (‘17), who was one of the first graduates from Finlandia’s new Biology program. McLaughlin was also a graduate of the ROTC program, a four year hockey player and the Class of 2017 student speaker. He commissioned into the US Army as a second lieutenant after college and is currently [...]

October 3, 2018

Community invited to Finlandia Homecoming Parade Oct. 6

Finlandia University will be hosting its Bleed Blue Homecoming Parade Saturday Oct. 6 at 11am. The parade will go from Quincy Green beside the Finnish American Heritage Center to McAfee Field to cheer on the Finlandia Lions football program as it takes on Kalamazoo. The parade will feature current students, alumni, faculty, staff and several of Finlandia’s athletic programs. The community is invited to attend and participate in the parade, which will have a police escort courtesy of the Hancock [...]

September 27, 2018

Alumni & Friends Newsletter – September 2018

On Thursday the latest Alumni and Friends Email Newsletter was sent out to those subscribed to the monthly newsletter. You can view the entire newsletter here. If you’re interested in subscribing to the newsletter, visit finlandia.edu/alumni.

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Feature Stories

These stories were featured in the September 27, 2018 Alumni and Friends Newsletter.

Homecoming celebration starts Oct. 1 Olivia Myers takes leading role with alumni efforts Leading the Pride, Finlandia’s alumni podcast, debuts with Asha [...]

Leading the Pride
September 19, 2018

Leading the Pride features best-selling author and motivational speaker, Asha Tyson (’90)

The debut episode of Leading the Pride is finally here. Leading the Pride is Finlandia University’s newest podcast in the Finlandia Podcast Network. It is a monthly podcast that focuses on accomplished Suomi College and Finlandia University alumni.

The first guest on the show is Asha Tyson (’90), a Suomi alumna who went from abused homeless teenager begging her way into college to Fortune 500 motivational speaker and international best selling author of the [...]

September 4, 2018

2018 Alumni Engagement Survey now open to Finlandia/Suomi alumni

Finlandia University and the Finlandia Alumni Board are seeking responses for their annual Alumni Engagement Survey.

The survey is open to all Finlandia and Suomi alumni, takes approximately five minutes to complete and will be available until September 24. Those who do fill out the survey can be entered into a drawing for a $25 North Wind Books gift card. Responses from the survey will help the university and the alumni board better serve FinnU and [...]