Finlandia University will not enroll students for the 2023-2024 academic year
On Thursday, March 2, Finlandia University’s Board of Trustees announced that Finlandia will not enroll students for the 2023-2024 academic year. The decision follows months of continuous efforts to find pathways for the University to continue its mission.
“I am deeply saddened to announce that due to a combination of demographic changes, with fewer high school graduates available, a steep decrease in interest in going to college among those graduates, and an unbearable debt load, Finlandia’s Board of Trustees met and [...]
Floats & Flags: Volunteer opportunities now open for Parade of Nations 2022
Since 1989, the Houghton and Hancock communities have been celebrating the rich cultural diversity of the Keweenaw. We are excited to continue that tradition on September 17th!
The parade begins at 11 a.m. in Hancock (Quincy Green), crosses the Portage Lift Bridge, and ends at the Dee Stadium. This amazing celebration of unity and culture is open to the entire community, and we hope you will consider participating!
Any person is invited to request a flag of any country that they wish [...]
Pinnow’s presidency begins
The 17th President of Finlandia University, Tim Pinnow, has spent his first two weeks in office focusing on the things that matter the most – community.
On his first day, Pinnow welcomed University faculty and staff to a morning reception at the Hoover Center.
“One of the things that I would like to base this presidency on is a sense that all of us contribute to the success of Finlandia University,” Pinnow said. “I will be holding open office hours every week [...]
Teresa Hill joins Human Resources staff
Finlandia is pleased to welcome Teresa Hill as the University’s new Human Resource Generalist. Hill began her duties in April with FinnU’s Human Resources Department.
Shortly after attaining a Bachelor of Science in History from Central Michigan University, Hill began her career in Human Resources. In addition to her Professional Certification in Human Resource Management from Michigan State University, Hill brings more than 15 years of experience to the new position.
“My husband and I are both passionate about education and I [...]
Finlandia University names Tim Pinnow as next president
Finlandia University has elected Tim Pinnow, Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Colorado Mesa University (CMU), as its 17th president following a unanimous vote by the University’s Board of Trustees. He will assume his presidency on July 1, 2022.
The Board’s selection of Finlandia’s President-elect follows a five-month nationwide search led by the University’s Presidential Search Committee, with professional support from the national executive search firm, Academic Search. The committee, chaired by board member Dr. Michael Nakkula, worked extensively with [...]
MESSA covering COVID-19 testing, treatment, vaccine and virtual visits for members
MESSA is fully covering all testing and treatment for COVID-19, as well as the vaccine, for all MESSA members and their covered dependents through the end of 2021.
MESSA is also fully covering all virtual medical and mental health appointments that occur only via the Blue Cross Online Visits app or Blue Cross Online Visits website through Dec. 31, 2021. All virtual appointments that do not take place via the Blue Cross Online Visits app or Blue Cross Online Visits website, [...]
Business Office Moves to Jutila Center
The Finlandia University Business Office has moved from Old Main to the seventh floor of the Jutila Center. The Business Office is comprised of the Chief Financial Officer, Gary Black, accountants Cyril FoxPetrov and Albert Hammond, and administrative assistant and purchaser Janine Notke.
They join other Finlandia offices in the Jutila Center including Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, the International School of Art & Design faculty and staff, and the TRIO Pre-College [...]
Lauren Huested and Jason Dart Join Admissions Office
Lauren Huested and Jason Dart joined Finlandia’s admissions team as enrollment officers in the beginning of October.
Both Huested and Dart spent the earlier years of their lives in southern Michigan, with Dart being from Lansing and moving to Virginia when he was 13, and Huested growing up in the town of Newago, about an hour away from Grand Rapids. Dart graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science Education in [...]
Marie Bonenfant Moves Back to Financial Aid
Marie Bonenfant (‘13) recently moved back to the Financial Aid office of Finlandia University as a Financial Aid Counselor.
She worked in the Financial Aid Office previously, then moved over to North Wind Books for a short time, but is now working as a Financial Aid Counselor once again.
Bonenfant grew up in the area and graduated from Finlandia in 2013 with a Bachelors in Psychology with a Criminal Justice [...]