In October of this year Doreen Korpela celebrated the 40th anniversary of her first day at Finlandia University. On Thursday night of last week at the university’ Christmas celebration Korpela was one of 18 employees recognized for more than 220 years of service to the university.
The next longest tenured employee celebrated Thursday night Phyllis Fredendall at 25 years, followed by 20 years each for Lee Luoto and Fredi deYampert. All employees who are celebrating a fifth-year anniversary were recognized at the event. A full list of employees can be found below.
“The dedication each and every one of these employees have shown to Finlandia University is inspiring,” Vice President of University Affairs Karin VanDyke said. “These are the people who have proudly shaped Finlandia University on a daily basis, and we’re all thankful to them for that.”