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Finlandia Fridays dives into PTA program

October 28, 2016

Devin Smith Finlandia University PTA ProgramThis week on Finlandia Fridays host Michael H. Babcock discusses the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program offered at Finlandia University with soon-to-be graduate Devin Smith. In this installment of Finlandia Fridays, Smith outlines his personal experiences here at Finlandia University and during his time in the PTA program. Smith touches on topics including his first experiences at Finlandia, his personal involvement in the PTA program and the PTA Club – including Saturday’s Soup for Sneakers event at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Smith’s collegiate path has been everything but traditional. Coming in as a 21-year-old freshman after playing junior hockey in Montana, and enlisting in a program that allows him to go to different clinics experiencing hands on training is something that most students cannot say they have done. The ability for students to visit different facilities, and get real world training is something that Finlandia’s PTA program is proud of.

All topics discussed in this week’s episode can be found on finlandia.edu/pta along with other opportunities and scholarships.

Soup for Sneakers Event  by PTA Program

Soup for SneakersPresented by Finlandia University’s Student PTA Club

  • Place: Finnish American Heritage Center
  • Date: October 29, 2016
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Price: $8 per person, $6 per student, children 6 and under are free

To help children in our community we will be serving delicious soup, chili, bread, beverages and dessert for all to enjoy. We ask that you bring a new pair of tennis shoes to donate that would fit children ages newborn to13 years old.

All shoes and proceeds will directly benefit local children from Houghton, Hancock and Calumet school systems


The Finlandia Fridays team is also looking for some extra set pieces as donations. Possible ideas include Finlandia jerseys, alumni memorabilia, Finlandia attire or artwork.

If you’d like to donate please email us, communications@finlandia.edu.


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