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Schwartzen Precil
February 7, 2020

Leading the Pride learns about becoming your own hero with Schwartzen Précil (‘17)

Leading the Pride kicks off 2020 with Management and Entrepreneurship alumnus Schwartzen Précil (‘17). Located in Buffalo,NY, Précil is currently a site director at the Boys and Girls Club of America.On campus, Précil was a member of the men’s basketball team, helped students as a resident assistant, assisted with orientation as an orientation leader and led the Black Student Union as president.

Taking into account his life experiences and using his on-campus leadership experiences,  Précil recently wrote and published a [...]

Meier nursing alum
January 22, 2020

Nursing Alumna Melissa Meier (’09) joins Hospitalist Team at UPHS-Portage

Finlandia University alumna Melissa Meier (’09), MSN, APRN, NC-C, CCRN accepted a new position at UP Health System-Portage with its Hospitalist Team.

Meier earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Finlandia before receiving her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Olivet Nazarene University.

“I knew for a long time that I wanted to be a nurse,” Meier said. “I enjoy learning about the patient to help them in their time of need and how I can [...]

January 2, 2020

By Faith: Paying Tribute to Suomi Seminary

Rev. Leslie Niemi returns Rev. Karl Aho’s nine iron after nearly 50 years.

“Karl, I always felt bad for taking such a nice piece of collateral for my notes,” said Reverend Leslie Niemi as he handed Reverend Karl Aho back his nine iron.

Aho had given Niemi his nine iron over 50 years ago in exchange for class notes that he didn’t return on time. On September 21 at Finlandia University’s By Faith event honoring the Suomi Seminary, Aho [...]

Monica Freeman
December 16, 2019

Monica Freeman Takes Over Alumni, External Relations

Finlandia University is excited to welcome back Monica Freeman, a 2019 alum, as the new Coordinator of External Relations. 

Freeman earned her bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Graphic Design here at FinnU. While here she worked in the communications office as an intern and was a member of the volleyball team for four years.  After graduation, Freeman made the move back downstate before joining FinnU once again as an employee. 

“I’m ecstatic to be a part of the FinnU [...]

Giving Tuesday
November 20, 2019

Donors Can Double their Gift for FinnU Student Scholarships on Giving Tuesday

Finlandia University hopes to raise $75,000 for student scholarships on Giving Tuesday which takes place on December 3. Finlandia donors can double their gifts this Giving Tuesday, as the university will again have a matching incentive. Board of Trustees President Julie Badel has agreed to match all donations dollar-for-dollar that are raised, up to $20,000, for the second year in a row.

“We saw last year how much of an impact Julie’s match made and [...]

November 8, 2019

Nursing Class of 2019 Celebrates 100 Percent NCLEX Pass Rate

Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates from the class of 2019 are celebrating a 100 percent first time pass rate of their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). This is the second time in four years a graduating class has achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on the notoriously difficult exam.

“It is with great pride that I commend the nursing class of 2019 for their accomplishment,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr.

Amanda Maleche Family
October 16, 2019

How FinnU’s Servant Leadership Program Changed the Course of Amanda Maleche’s (’12) Life

Amanda Maleche (’12) with her husband, a Michigan Tech alumnus, and three daughters. Maleche connected with her husband, who is from Kenya, over her passion for African culture after having gone on the Service Learning Trip to Tanzania through FinnU.

Leading the Pride continues in the month of October by talking with Liberal Arts alumna and Executive Director at Anthology Senior Living, Amanda Maleche (’12). Maleche, who transferred to FinnU after two years at the University of Michigan-Flint [...]

October 11, 2019

Giving Day, Textbook Awards and More with Alumni Board President Monica Hill

On this week’s Finlandia Fridays, host Olivia Myers is joined by Alumni Board President Monica Hill. Myers and Hill discussed Homecoming, the first annual Giving Day, Textbooks Awards and more. 

Hill, a ‘76 graduate of Suomi College became the Alumni Board President in 2018. The Alumni Board is an advisory group to the university, whose mission is “the promotion of the vision, mission, goals, and programs of Finlandia University.”

This year the Alumni Board raised money during Giving [...]

Taste of Success Steve Szuber Alumni
October 7, 2019

Building Effective Personal Relationships Key to Success in Business

Former NAFTA Regional Lead at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles speaks with Finlandia students

 

With a successful career at Fiat Chrysler now behind him, alumnus Stephen Szuber (’77) understands that much of his success depended on his ability to work with people and develop successful professional relationships. That was one of the topics he discussed when he recently spoke to students as part of the Taste of Success alumni lecture series hosted by University External Relations.

Szuber spent over [...]

September 27, 2019

Mariah Dunham Gets Pumped for Homecoming

This week on Finlandia Fridays, head women’s basketball coach Mariah Dunham stopped by to talk with Olivia Myers about next week’s homecoming festivities.

This is Dunham’s second time on Finlandia Fridays, but her first discussing the activities surrounding homecoming after playing a multitude of roles in last years event. 

“I thought it went really well last year, said Dunham “ I’m back this year to help on what we can do to organize a [...]

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