Meet the new co-hosts of Finlandia FridaysJuly 19, 2019
Finlandia Fridays is back with a special edition today as Olivia Myers and Devin O’Neill were introduced as cohosts of the weekly interview series. O’Neill and Myers will taking over for season four, taking turns interviewing guests.
Meet Olivia Myers
Myers currently serves as Coordinator of External Affairs, where she leads all alumni relations efforts. Since joining Finlandia she’s introduced a formal homecoming weekend, introduced an incredibly successful Giving Tuesday campaign and worked with the Finlandia Alumni Board to host the first Giving Day in school history. Myers is an alumna of Indiana University where she graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a focus in public relations. She’s currently working on her masters. She also hosts Leading the Pride, a monthly podcast featuring alumni of the university.
Meet Devin O’Neill
O’Neill currently serves as Marketing Coordinator, where he leads efforts with e-mail newsletters, website content and direct marketing efforts, with a focus on improving new student enrollment. He’s been a vital part of the launch of several redesigned academic program pages, and has done great work with video capturing and editing since his arrival. He may be best known to viewers for his Yooper Devin bits that launched on Giving Day and Giving Tuesday. O’Neill earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Management from Eastern Michigan University and Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Grand Valley State University.
Three Seasons In The Books
The episode concludes with a few highlights from the previous three seasons of Finlandia Fridays as host Michael H. Babcock reflects on his time as host.
“One thing I want to do before I go is give a shoutout to all the people who made this possible,” Babcock said, complimenting Brad Beaudette, Karin Van Dyke, Bri Gorman, and interns Walker Enstad and Monica Freeman for the great work and support they provided in making Finlandia Fridays a reality. “This crew did a lot of good things and it’s been a lot of fun to share the stories of Finlandia. It will be exciting to see where it goes next.”
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