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Dr. Cassandra Hill
September 27, 2022

Dr. Cassandra Hill named dean of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences

Associate professor will also serve as interim dean of the International School of Art & Design

Finlandia University has hired Dr. Cassandra (Carlson) Hill as dean of Suomi College of Arts & Sciences and interim dean of the International School of Art & Design. Hill began her duties on July 1.

Before joining Finlandia, Hill ventured coast-to-coast, holding her first tenure-track position at Cal. Poly-San Luis Obispo in California, advancing to tenured professor and eventually associate chair of communication, media, [...]

May 25, 2022

124 honored on Spring 2022 Dean’s and Honors List

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Spring 2022 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 124 students earned honors, including 88 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a grade point average of 3.75 or above.

To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no grade below a “C.” Dean’s List students earned a GPA of 3.75 or above, while Honors List students had a GPA between 3.50 and 3.749. Semester academic honors are not granted to students with an incomplete [...]

Finlandia Deans & Honors List
March 21, 2022

130 honored on Fall 2021 Dean’s and Honors List

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Fall 2021 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 130 students earned honors, including 88 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a grade point average of 3.75 or above.

To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no grade below a “C.” Dean’s List students earned a GPA of 3.75 or above, while Honors List students had a GPA between 3.50 and 3.749. Semester academic honors are not granted to students with an incomplete [...]

Deans & Honors List
May 11, 2021

106 named to FinnU Dean’s & Honors List for Spring 2021

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Spring 2021 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 106 students earned honors, including 79 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a grade point average of 3.75 or above.

To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no grade below a “C.” Dean’s List students earned a GPA of 3.75 or above, while Honors List students had a GPA between 3.50 and 3.749. Semester academic honors are not granted to students with an incomplete [...]

February 1, 2021

115 named to FinnU Dean’s & Honors List for Fall 2020

Finlandia University is proud to announce its Fall 2020 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 115 students earned honors, including 79 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a grade point average of 3.75 or above.

To be eligible for either list students must have completed 12 or more credits and had no grade below a “C.” Dean’s List students earned a GPA of 3.75 or above, while Honors List students had a GPA between 3.50 and 3.749. Semester academic honors are not granted to students with an [...]

December 16, 2020

Finlandia University named a 2020 Best Online Christian College

Finlandia University is pleased to announce it has been ranked as a top 2020 Best Online Christian College by OnlineU. Finlandia ranks number eight out of the top 25 in the nation. FinnU’s only online bachelor’s degree option is the RN-BSN program, which has won numerous accolades over the years including being named a 2020 Top Online College in Michigan and 2019 Most Affordable College by SR Education, and Top Ranked Online RN-BSN Program by [...]

December 10, 2020

Melissa Helppi (’18, RN, BSN) Joins Finlandia’s Nursing Faculty

Melissa Helppi (’18, RN, BSN) recently joined Finlandia’s nursing faculty as an instructor. Helppi was the 2018 student representative for Finlandia and graduated Summa Laude from FinnU’s BSN program. She has been with the university since her graduation as a professional Nursing tutor, but has now joined the faculty. Her current duties include instructing the adult medical-surgical nursing course and clinical, and being a maternal-child clinical instructor.

“I am from all over,” said Helppi, about her childhood. “ [...]

October 21, 2020

ISAD program undergoing changes for Fall 2021

Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design (ISAD) will be undergoing program changes beginning in the Fall 2021. 

Beginning fall 2021, FinnU will no longer accept new students into the Fiber & Fashion, Intermedia, and Ceramic Design bachelor degree programs. These programs are not completely closed, but enrollment interest over the years has waned and ISAD Dean Denise Vandeville says the programs will be suspended until enrollment interest grows and the school can sustain its re-emergence. The programs will [...]

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September 18, 2020

FinnU Introduces New Online Certificates in Marketing, Sports Management, and Teaching

Finlandia University is excited to announce new online certificate offerings in Marketing, Sports Management, and Teaching & Learning: Professional Development

“Our online certificates are filled with innovative adult learning opportunities designed by experts in their field along with instructional design that secures quality from the moment you start a course,” said Director of Innovative and Online Learning Michelle Rauch, Ed.D. “In every way, you will find yourself wanting more and more through the real-world experiences [...]

August 17, 2020

FinnU TRIO SSS Grant Renewed for $1.7M Over 5 Years

 The U.S. Department of Education announced that Finlandia University’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant program will be renewed for $1,705,835 over five years to help more students succeed in and graduate from college. FinnU’s TRIO SSS program has been providing services on campus for almost 30 years and assists 180 students annually.

TRIO SSS helps college students who are low income, first generation (those whose parents do not have a four-year [...]