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Finlandia Graduation
April 27, 2018

Help Us ConGRADulate the Class of 2018: Following Graduation Weekend on Social Media

Graduation weekend is full of events, photo opportunities and family activities. If you are not able to be with us during any of the events, don’t worry, Finlandia Communications is covering the entire weekend. Below you will find a list of various social media outlets where you can watch graduation weekend and how to send us your graduation photos.

Live Stream www.finlandia.edu/graduation

Commencement Ceremony

Instagram Story @finlandiauniversity

Nursing Pinning (Closed to the Public)

International School of Art & Design, 2018 Diploma [...]

Melissa Helppi Finlandia Fridays
April 27, 2018

Student representative Melissa Helppi talks about her time in the nursing program

As the school year winds down, Melissa Helppi dropped by to share some of her experiences during her time at Finlandia. Helppi is graduating Summa Cum Laude from the nursing program, is giving a speech during commencement as this year’s student representative and will also be speaking at the nursing pinning ceremony. Helppi mentioned that both her speeches are finished, she just needs to make a few last minute tweaks.

Called to a Career in Nursing

When asked about the nursing [...]

April 26, 2018

Melissa Helppi named 2018 Student Representative at Finlandia University

Nursing student to speak during commencement

Finlandia University’s Class of 2018 will hear from nursing major Melissa Helppi during commencement as the non-traditional student was named Student Representative. Helppi is well known around campus for her involvement, dedication to excellence and proven ability as a leader.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to be a nurse and to help people,” Helppi said of her decision to go to school while raising her four children. “It’s a desire that all of [...]

April 25, 2018

Marilyn Clark to be Finlandia University’s Commencement Speaker

Finlandia University is proud to announce MTEC SmartZone CEO Marilyn Clark will be the 2018 Commencement Speaker during commencement exercises on Sunday, April 29 at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

“Marilyn is a believer. She believes in people, their ideas, and the enduring positive change they are able to bring to the U.P., Michigan and around the world,” FinnU President Philip Johnson said. “She is a hopeful, positive human being who also knows a lot about business.”

Clark currently runs

April 25, 2018

Harmon coming back to Finlandia as alumni speaker

For more than 30 years Kathleen Harmon (’86) has been an innovative leader in the nursing field, a story thousands of alumni and friends of the university read about in the school’s magazine, the Bridge, last fall. Now, she’ll be sharing that story with the Class of 2018 as the Alumni Speaker for this weekend’s commencement ceremony.

“I am honored to be back on campus, back home in the U.P., and participate in the excitement of graduation weekend,” Harmon [...]

April 20, 2018

Spring 2018 Finals Week Activities

Don’t miss out on these fun Finals Week Activities!

Sunday, April 22 Late Night Tutoring from 7 p.m. -10 p.m. in Finlandia Hall. Get prepared for finals week with TRIO and TLC Tutors. At least six professional tutors will be available to help in topics ranging from math, English, science, psychology and more! Late Night Breakfast from 10 p.m. -11 p.m. at the Finlandia Hall Café. Free and open to all students. Monday, April 23 Chair Massages [...]

January 18, 2018

2018 Diploma Works Exhibition Reception

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 28, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Exhibition Dates: April 28 – May 31, 2018 Finlandia University International School of Art & Design, 2018 Diploma Works Exhibition Presented annually, the Diploma Works exhibit features the work of International School of Art and Design graduating BFA students. The exhibit pieces represent each graduating student’s final body of work and take the form of intensive research projects, series of individual artworks, or design prototypes.

April 30, 2017

Finlandia graduates 86 during emotional commencement ceremony

Schwartzen Jarmond delivers an impromptu speech during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Finlandia University.

When Finlandia University students, faculty, alumni and employees talk about the small-school atmosphere, they’re often referring to the close-knit relationships you gain on campus. Today, those relationships were on full display as the 86 students that make up the Finlandia University Class of 2017 were awarded their degrees in a ceremony that won’t soon be forgotten.

The emotions hit a high when business major Schwartzen Jarmond passionately [...]

April 28, 2017

Student representative Matt McLaughlin on Finlandia Fridays

On this season’s final episode of Finlandia Fridays, the weekly interview series features student representative Matt McLaughlin. Each year one outstanding senior is chosen as the student rep. To be eligible, a student must maintain a 3.9 GPA and be actively involved with the FinnU campus. 

It will be a busy weekend for McLaughin, not only will he be graduating with highest honors at Finlandia University he will also be commissioning as an officer in the U.S. Army through [...]

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