In February of 2019, the Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) determined it wanted to give back to current students in a meaningful way. The FAB, led by president Monica Hill (’76), ultimately decided to raise funds to support a Textbook Award, to be given out in the form of a gift certificate to North Wind Books to help offset the rising cost of textbooks. The best way to do this? Set up Finlandia’s first Giving Day.
The Finlandia Alumni Board’s Giving Day kicks off Wednesday June 19 at 8 a.m. on Facebook Live. Giving Day is designed to celebrate all things Finlandia University while raising money to help students with the cost of textbooks in the fall. Be sure to visit finlandia.edu/givingday to learn about other ways to give back and download the official Giving Day Checklist, Giving Day Crossword, Giving Day Word Search and Riku Coloring Page starting Wednesday at 8 a.m. Plus, [...]
The Finlandia Alumni Board will host a Giving Day to celebrate everything Finlandia University on June 19-20. The day, which will begin on June 19 at 8 am and run until noon on June 20, will feature social media challenges, downloadable games, information on alumni volunteer opportunities, and a fundraiser to raise money for Textbook Awards for students this fall.
“Most of our college memories are full of good times, camaraderie, and those long study hours,” said FAB [...]
The survey is open to all Finlandia and Suomi alumni, takes approximately five minutes to complete and will be available until August 1. Those who do fill out the survey can be entered into a drawing for a $25 North Wind Books gift card with the winner chosen in August. Responses from the survey will help the university and [...]
Louise Owens (‘80) always wanted to be two things: a police officer and a mother. Although she had been interested in criminal justice since kindergarten, she never imagined herself going to college. She assumed she would enter the workforce as a secretary. Until the day she saw a sign for Suomi College.
“I never expected to go to college, except maybe a local community college,” said Owens, who is originally from Farmington, [...]
Finlandia University and Suomi College alumni can take advantage of a 30 percent discount on an annual membership for the Paavo Nurmi Strength and Fitness Center. The cost, usually $260 for community members, is only $200 for alumni for an annual membership. The full breakdown can be seen in the chart below. Those interested in a membership can sign up at the Paavo Nurmi during regular business hours or contact Michael Bond at email@example.com or 906-487-7459.
The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) is accepting nominations for new members. Interested Suomi or Finlandia alumni can self-nominate here. The board is looking to bring on 2-4 new members and nominations will be accepted until August 30, 2019.
As an advisory group to the university, the mission of the FAB is “the promotion of the vision, mission, goals and programs of Finlandia University.” The goals of the FAB include:
Advising the President and Board of Trustees of the University with regard [...]