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March 7, 2019

Leading the Pride features Darlene King (’90), Executive Director for the Michigan Diversity Council

Finlandia’s alumni podcast Leading the Pride is back this month with the Executive Director of the Michigan Diversity Council, Darlene King (’90). Having grown up downstate in a predominately black community with ambitions of attending a historically black college, King’s parents insisted she attend Suomi College in an effort to expose her to a different culture. King recalls begging to come home in the first few weeks of class, but ultimately dove into the [...]

February 28, 2019

Alumna Kailee Laplander (’12) to talk Liberal Arts and dream jobs in first Taste of Success

Finlandia University is excited to announce the launch of a new alumni speaker series, A Taste of Success. The series will feature alumni of Finlandia and Suomi College as they talk about their college experience and accomplishments since graduating. The first Taste of Success will feature alumna Kailee Laplander (‘12), who graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts. Laplander is currently the Coordinator for TRIO Pre-College Programs. Her discussion will focus on how she used her degree in [...]

Dan Weldon Alumni Sociology
February 6, 2019

J.P. Morgan Manager and Recent Grad, Dan Weldon (’17), Makes a Case for Liberal Arts

Dan Weldon (‘17) is an ambitious man. As a Regulatory Controls Manager at J.P. Morgan in Chicago, he is showing that a degree in sociology can be beneficial in the business world.

Weldon, originally from northern Chicago, transferred to Finlandia University after spending two years majoring in business at the University of Pittsburgh.

“I started off my undergrad feeling influenced to major in business, but I didn’t like it,” said [...]

Clem Papineau
February 5, 2019

Leading the Pride Episode 5 Part 2 – Clem Papineau

Leading the Pride is back with Part 2 of Clem Papineau’s story. In Part 1, Papineau discussed his career in the military and law enforcement and his current job as a Cold Case Homicide Detective with Little Rock, Arkansas Police. Papineau attended Suomi College in the mid-70’s but transferred after his first year; a choice he says he’s always regretted.

Papineau continues talking about how the next generation of detectives are being trained, what it’s like working with families [...]

Leading the Pride
February 1, 2019

Alumni & Friends Newsletter features Four New Year’s Resolutions for Alumni, new Leading the Pride

On Friday 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 Feb. 1, 2019 Alumni and Friends Newsletter.

4 New Year’s Resolutions Alumni should make in 2019 Leading the Pride Solves Crimes with Detective Clem Papineau Alumni Spotlight Yana Dee [Video] Kathleen [...]

January 29, 2019

Leading the Pride Solves Crimes with Cold Case Homicide Detective, Clem Papineau Pt. 1

Finlandia’s alumni podcast Leading the Pride is back this month and solving crimes with Cold Case Homicide Detective Clem Papineau. Unlike past alumni featured on Leading the Pride, Papineau attended Suomi College from 1975-76 but transferred before completing his associates degree in Criminal Justice.

Originally from Ontonagon, Papineau has had an illustrious career in law enforcement in Little Rock, Arkansas which includes being an undercover detective and homicide detective. Papineau also boasts a 37 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]