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Servant Leadership Fundraiser
March 6, 2020

CANCELED: Soup, Salad and Silent Auction for Servant Leadership Trip to Tanzania

Updated 3/12/20: The Finlandia University Soup & Salad Silent Auction for Servant Leadership in Tanzania, scheduled for this Saturday, has been canceled in compliance with the social distancing measures taken by the university. If ticket holders would like a refund for their ticket please contact Rene Johnson at 906-487-7558. 


On March 14, 2020 students participating in this year’s Servant Leadership trip to Tanzania will be hosting a soup, salad and silent auction fundraiser at Gloria Dei [...]

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 [...]

February 20, 2019

Soup and Salad fundraiser for Service and Learning in Tanzania returns March 2

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock is set to host the annual Soup and Salad Lunch as well as the silent auction fundraiser for this year’s Service and Learning in Tanzania experience for Finlandia University students.

“While a three-week experience of serving and learning in Tanzania is priceless, the actual cost of $3,000 is not always affordable for students,” said Dr. René Johnson, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Director of Servant Leadership. “Students are responsible for $2,000 [...]

Servant Leadership - Service and Learning in Tanzania

Servant Leadership

Students at Finlandia University have the opportunity to develop servant leadership values and skills through specially designated religion courses.

Students participate in service activities, both locally and globally, with accompanying reflection activities; grow in their academic understanding of servant leadership; and engage in self-exploration.

Many students will place these larger questions of identity, passion and purpose within the framework of faith. The servant leadership courses are rooted in Christian teachings and practices, with openness and respect for religious differences. Interfaith dialogue [...]

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