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Alpha Lambda Delta
October 8, 2020

Alpha Lambda Delta Chapter Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

2019 ALD Induction

This year, Finlandia’s Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) chapter celebrates its fifth anniversary. The ALD is a National Honor Society for First-Year Success and to become a member, students must earn a 3.5 GPA or higher in their first semester at Finlandia.

“ALD, aside from being a resume line, offers competitive scholarships for graduate school and study abroad, provides opportunities for leadership on campus as well as access to leadership development through the national organization,” said

Haley Makela and Monica Freeman for Finlandia Fridays
May 3, 2019

She Shoots, She Scores with Student Representative Haley Makela

It’s graduation season at FinnU! Student representative, Haley Makela stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about her experiences as an active member on campus. Featuring guest host Monica Freeman, the two soon-to-be-graduates discussed their excitement to graduate. “I’m very thankful to be done,” remarked Makela, “it’s been a long four years.”

“It’s a great honor to be selected as the student representative. It’s something I have strived for since my freshman year,” said Makela.

A local from Atlantic [...]

March 29, 2019

Haley Makela Named 2019 Student Representative for Finlandia University

Finlandia University’s 2019 graduating class will hear from marketing major Haley Makela during this year’s commencement ceremony as the local student was selected as Student Representative. Makela has succeeded in and out of the classroom, all while being a dual-sport athlete in basketball and soccer.

“As a freshman I was always working to be the Student Representative,” she recalled, thinking back to her first days on campus. “It was a goal for myself [...]

March 22, 2019

Twelve initiated into first-year honors society

New Alpha Lambda Delta members were joined by returning students for a group photo following the ceremony.

Student success in the classroom was celebrated Thursday night as 12 freshmen were initiated into the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society for first-year success.

“It helps students to recognize the importance of doing well as a student,” Co-advisor Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen told WLUC-TV6. “The other part is that it creates yet another kind [...]

March 16, 2019

Alpha Lambda Delta 2019 Initiation Ceremony is March 21

The Finlandia University Chapter of the Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society will initiate its 2019 members on Thursday, March 21 at 4:30 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew.

This event is free and open to the public. Initiates are encouraged to invite their academic advisors, family, friends and athletic coaches. Founded in 2015 by Dean of Students & Enrollment Erin Barnett, the Finlandia University chapter serves to recognize the hard work of first-year students and to provide them [...]

November 5, 2018

FinnU’s Honor Society earns 2018 Gold Award

Finlandia University’s chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta earned the 2018 Gold Award after increasing in size by 56 percent during the 2017-18 academic year.

Members of Alpha Lambda Delta during the initiation ceremony in the spring of 2018.

“Since installing ALD on our campus, we have seen Finlandia’s chapter thrive through new membership and meaningful service projects,” said Erin Barnett, Dean of Students & Enrollment. “ALD provides an opportunity for high achieving freshmen to develop leadership skills and provides access [...]

Rebecca Lilly Finlandia Fridays
May 4, 2018

Globetrotting hockey player Rebecca Lilly of New Zealand talks about her times abroad and at Finlandia

Native New Zealander Rebecca Lilly joined Finlandia Fridays this week. Hailing from the small town of Gore, Lilly is studying biology, while also playing for the women’s hockey team at FinnU. Lilly has been in North America since the age of 15 to play hockey, playing in multiple places in Canada. Being able to continue playing hockey was a primary reason Lilly choose Finlandia. Lilly also mentioned that she enjoys the smaller size of the school [...]

Melissa Helppi Finlandia Fridays
April 27, 2018

Student representative Melissa Helppi talks about her time in the nursing program

As the school year winds down, Melissa Helppi dropped by to share some of her experiences during her time at Finlandia. Helppi is graduating Summa Cum Laude from the nursing program, is giving a speech during commencement as this year’s student representative and will also be speaking at the nursing pinning ceremony. Helppi mentioned that both her speeches are finished, she just needs to make a few last minute tweaks.

Called to a Career in Nursing

When asked about the nursing [...]

April 5, 2018

PHOTOS: 2018 ALD Initiation Ceremony

Tonight a group of high-achieving freshmen was installed into the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students. It was a wonderful event with family members, faculty and staff and fellow students on hand.

2018 Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students at Finlandia University inductees:

Maddison Avance Shayla Cornish Seth Dahl Kaisa Holmstrom Anna Johnson Caroline Kenwood Abigail Kolek Ramona Kuhn Rebecca Lilly Daria Saari Carolyn Schwartz Scott Smith Hannah Tormanen Annette Valdes

The event also saw the passing of the torch from a leadership perspective with Dean of Students [...]

April 11, 2017

PHOTOS: 2017 ALD Installation Ceremony

Last week a group of high-achieving freshmen was installed into the Finlandia University chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students. It was a wonderful event with family members, faculty and staff and fellow students on hand.

2017 Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students at Finlandia University inductees:

Kasey Barber — Vice President Al Hashimoto Mai Hirayama Kaylor Holmstrom Benjamin Johnson — Secretary Becky Nakkula Marina Takeuchi Jordan Thoma — Treasurer Annie Jo Wills  — President

Photos from the event can be found below, and a full album [...]

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