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Student Senate accepting applications for 2022-23, due March 21

March 8, 2022

Interested in joining Student Senate? Your 2021-22 Student Senate Officers invite you to apply by March 21 for roles starting in Fall 2022!

Student Senate Application

Be a part of Student Senate and make the most out of your college experience. Positions include:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Activities Officer
  • Campus and Community Representative (CCR)
  • Graphic Design Artist (GDA)

About Student Senate:

The Finlandia University Student Senate plays a vital role in the development of the campus community. Each academic year the officers of the Student Senate are elected by student popular vote. Student Senate Officers are here to listen to you, and to pass on your concerns to the university administration.

Get to know your current 2021-22 Student Senate Officers below. Feel free to reach out and ask any questions if you want to learn more before applying!

2021-22 Student Senate Officers:

Arty PuntusArty Puntus, President
apuntus@finlandia.edu
Senior
Major: Nursing (BSN)
Co-curricular: Student Ambassador, member of ALD, Vice President of SNA (Student Nursing Association)
Where are you from?: Minsk, Belarus
Joined: Spring 2020
Favorite thing to do on campus: Chat with students in the cafeteria
Favorite place to eat in town: Gino’s (Hancock)
Favorite thing to do in the Keweenaw: Skiing
Why did you join Student Senate?: I wanted to make changes on campus and help the ones in need

 


Dillion FarmerDillion Farmer, Vice President
ddfarmer@finlandia.edu
Senior
Major: Nursing (BSN)
Where are you from?: Plymouth, Michigan
Co-curricular: Captain of the Finlandia Valorant team (Esports), Esports work-study participant, SNA (Student Nursing Association)
Joined: Fall 2020
Favorite thing to do on campus: Play in the Esports room
Favorite place to eat in town: Gino’s (Hancock), Sky Sushi and Copper Range Depot (Houghton)
Favorite thing to do in the Keweenaw: Backcountry Camping
Why did you join Student Senate?: To try to make a positive difference where I can and improve student life where possible.


Paulyne CatacutanPaulyne Catacutan, Secretary/Treasurer
pccatacu@finlandia.edu
Junior
Major: Criminal Justice, minoring in Psychology and Biology
Where are you from?: Soldotna, Alaska
Co-curricular: Soccer, Student Senate, Student Ambassador, SISU Leader, Orientation Leader
Joined: Fall 2020
Favorite thing to do on campus: Free meals on Mondays at the chapel and easy access to professors
Favorite place to eat in town: Copper Range Depot Family Restaurant (Houghton)
Favorite thing to do in the Keweenaw: Hikes, skating at the park, swimming in the canal, white city beach
Why did you join Student Senate: Service with pride, lead with confidence, inspire to impact lives.

 


Kate PlesiewiczKate Plesiewicz, Activities Director
keplesie@finlandia.edu
Senior
Major: Nursing (BSN)
Where are you from?: Pinckney, MI
Co-curricular: Student Nurses Association (SNA), Academic Families, E-Sports Athlete (Valorant team)
Joined: Summer 2020
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out/play games at the E-Sports Center
Favorite place to eat in town: Gino’s (Hancock)
Favorite thing to do in the Keweenaw: Hike in summer/fall, visit Mount Bohemia (ski/spa) in winter
Why did you join Student Senate: To help create a fun environment for students to feel welcome and included during a time when COVID-19 changed how we knew what a ‘normal’ campus lifestyle entailed.


Allison Cooper (1)Allison Cooper, Campus Community Representative
amcooper@finlandia.edu
Junior
Major: Nursing, minoring in Psychology
Where are you from?: Grand Rapids, MI
Are you in any other campus clubs, athletics, organizations that you’d like to share?: Secretary, Student Nurses Association
Joined: Spring 2018
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with friends and study
Favorite place to eat in town: The Den (Houghton)
Favorite thing to do in the Keweenaw: I love to explore what the Keweenaw has to offer through hiking and off roading
Why did you join Student Senate: I joined Student Senate to make a difference on campus and give students new things to try. I also joined to get more involved on campus!


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