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Servant Leadership House
October 3, 2019

Alumni & Student Community Service Project

Continuing with the Homecoming celebration, students and alumni are invited to help clean out the attic of the Servant Leadership House (formerly the Robinson House), which will be used as a communal space for guests and the girls who live in the house. Please sign up to volunteer here so we can anticipate the number of volunteers we will have.

If you have questions, please contact Olivia Myers at olivia.myers@finlandia.edu.

joan treppa alumni
August 6, 2019

Award-winning author Joan Treppa (’83) talks true crime on Leading the Pride

Leading the Pride is back for a second season this month and kicking things off with author Joan Treppa (’83). Treppa, who studied Human Services and is originally from Laurium, is an award-winning author of the true crime book Reclaiming Lives: Pursuing Justice for Six Innocent Men, which details the Monfils 6 case and six men who were wrongfully convicted of murdering their coworker at a Wisconsin paper mill in the 1990s. [...]

August 2, 2019

By Faith: Celebrating Suomi Seminary Schedule of Events

Members from the 1953 Suomi Seminary Class

Finlandia University will be hosting By Faith, an event honoring the Suomi Seminary and remaining living seminarians on September 21-22, 2019. The full schedule of events has officially been finalized and those interested in attending may RSVP here. If you are unable to attend but would like to support the event by making a donation in honor of a loved one, you may do so here.

Questions about the event [...]

Brigitte LaPointe Leading the Pride
July 3, 2019

PTA alumna, Brigitte LaPointe (’07), talks career success, sports on Leading the Pride

Leading the Pride is back and talking with Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Brigitte LaPointe (’07). LaPointe is originally from Baraga where she grew up in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. She ultimately came to Finlandia to study in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and play for the women’s basketball team.

Following her passion for health and wellness, LaPointe also serves on the

Finlandia Giving Day Schedule of Events
June 19, 2019

Finlandia Giving Day

Giving Day is a day to celebrate all things Finlandia and show the world the opportunities afforded to alumni. Hosted by the Finlandia Alumni Board, it is a day to encourage alumni and students to become engaged in a number of different ways. From sharing Lion Pride on social media to completing the Giving Day crossword while enjoying morning coffee to helping students afford textbooks next semester, join us this June 19 at 8 a.m. until June 20 [...]

June 5, 2019

Digital Artist Ashlee Kranz (’16) talks freelancing as a career on Leading the Pride

Leading the Pride continues in the month of June by talking with Digital Arts and Animation major, Ashlee Kranz (’16). Kranz is a freelance digital and graphic artist at her own company, Dream Chaser Studios in Goodman, WI. She has recently been involved with the movie series, Northbound, which is filmed in the UP.

Listen as host Olivia Myers and Kranz talk about freelancing as a career choice, the lessons she’s learned from martial arts, and the offers artists [...]

Alumni Engagement Survey
June 3, 2019

2019 Alumni Engagement Survey Open to all Suomi/FinnU Alumni

Finlandia University and the Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) are seeking responses for their annual Alumni Engagement Survey.

The survey is open to all Finlandia and Suomi alumni, takes approximately five minutes to complete and will be available until August 1. Those who do fill out the survey can be entered into a drawing for a $25 North Wind Books gift card with the winner chosen in August. Responses from the survey will help the university and [...]

May 1, 2019

Vappu May Day Picnic

Vappu (May Day) Celebration hosted by the Finnish American Heritage Center and Finnish Theme Committee on May 1 from 6-8pm. Community picnic event with light refreshments provided by the Finlandia Dining Services and a dance band. We will also be celebrating the former Hankookin Heikkis. Students, employees, and local community members are all invited.

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May 1, 2019

Leading the Pride talks hockey, career success with Alumnus Lukas Alberer (’08)

Leading the Pride continues this month by talking with Austrian Lukas Alberer (’08). Alberer, a Sports Management major and former hockey player for the Lions, currently works at Johnson & Johnson-Ethicon in Austria as a Business Development Manager.

Listen as host Olivia Myers and Alberer talk about his decision to move to the United States to play hockey, the struggle of losing one’s identity as an athlete after college [...]

April 30, 2019

Alumni Needed for New Alumni Advocates Program

Finlandia University Admissions and Alumni Relations is introducing a new program that will connect alumni with prospective students. The program, titled Alumni Advocates, will pair a Suomi College or Finlandia alumnus/a with a prospective student with the same academic interests.

“Our hope is that alumni will be able to have discussions about their experiences at Finlandia,” said Director of Admissions, Collin Saint-Onge (’14). “The goal of these discussions is to encourage students to attend Finlandia and to [...]