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November 8, 2019

Nursing Class of 2019 Celebrates 100 Percent NCLEX Pass Rate

Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates from the class of 2019 are celebrating a 100 percent first time pass rate of their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). This is the second time in four years a graduating class has achieved a 100 percent first time pass rate on the notoriously difficult exam.

“It is with great pride that I commend the nursing class of 2019 for their accomplishment,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr.

Amanda Maleche Family
October 16, 2019

How FinnU’s Servant Leadership Program Changed the Course of Amanda Maleche’s (’12) Life

Amanda Maleche (’12) with her husband, a Michigan Tech alumnus, and three daughters. Maleche connected with her husband, who is from Kenya, over her passion for African culture after having gone on the Service Learning Trip to Tanzania through FinnU.

Leading the Pride continues in the month of October by talking with Liberal Arts alumna and Executive Director at Anthology Senior Living, Amanda Maleche (’12). Maleche, who transferred to FinnU after two years at the University of Michigan-Flint [...]

Taste of Success Steve Szuber Alumni
October 7, 2019

Building Effective Personal Relationships Key to Success in Business

Former NAFTA Regional Lead at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles speaks with Finlandia students

 

With a successful career at Fiat Chrysler now behind him, alumnus Stephen Szuber (’77) understands that much of his success depended on his ability to work with people and develop successful professional relationships. That was one of the topics he discussed when he recently spoke to students as part of the Taste of Success alumni lecture series hosted by University External Relations.

Szuber spent over [...]

October 5, 2019

Spirit & Traditions Pep Rally

Students, alumni and friends of Finlandia are invited to this pep rally style event where we’ll celebrate all of Finlandia’s athletic teams and get excited for the Homecoming 2019 festivities. Learn Finlandia cheers, the Finlandia fight song, be introduced to the 2019-20 athletic teams, and create signs for the Finlandia Lion’s athletic events happening over the weekend.

The event will begin at 5pm on Oct. 4 at the Quincy Green. Come prepared to have a great time!

This event is part of [...]

Breakfast at the Cafe
October 4, 2019

Alumni & Student Lunch at Finlandia Hall

Continuing with the Homecoming celebration, alumni are invited to dine at Finlandia Hall for a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet with students and reconnect with faculty/staff. Credit cards and cash are accepted.

Questions? Contact Olivia Myers at olivia.myers@finlandia.edu.

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.

September 30, 2019

Homecoming Week 2019

Finlandia and Suomi College Alumni and friends are invited back to campus on Sept. 30 – Oct. 5.

Alumni specific events begin Thursday, with student events beginning earlier in the week.

Thursday Oct. 3

4-6PM Alumni-Student Community Service at Servant Leadership House. We will be cleaning 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 

Kurt Hilden
September 9, 2019

Kurt Hilden (’71) Grateful for Liberal Arts Education; LGBTQ Allies at FinnU

Kurt Hilden’s (’71) journey through life has been anything but boring.

A native of the Copper Country, Hilden graduated from Lake Linden high school in 1969. Despite moving west, a moment of Hilden’s family history is forever captured at the Houghton County Museum in Lake Linden in the form of a painting of his paternal grandfather’s family by the Finnish artist, Toyra. Hilden described the painting at “primitive” but it is registered with the Smithsonian.

It made sense for Hilden to attend [...]

Taste of Success Samantha Schutz
September 4, 2019

Taste of Success Kicks Off New Year with Samantha Schutz (’07)

Alumna Samantha Schutz (’07) is set to present on the topic of the value of mentors at the next A Taste of Success on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in Mannerheim Central from 12 to 1 p.m.

Originally from Ewen, MI, Schutz graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design and currently works at OHM Advisors in Hancock as the Business Development Manager. She will be speaking on the value of mentors and how they have shaped her career.

The event is open to all [...]

Robert & Stephanie Lake
August 27, 2019

Art & Design Alumni, Robert & Stephanie Lake (’07), Provide Unique Freelancing Opportunity for Students

For Robert Lake (BFA, ’07), design has always been an important part of his life.

“I grew up liking art and drawing, and when I got to high school, I was unsure of what direction to go,” said Lake. “I began looking into Finlandia’s Industrial and Product Design program and decided to come here because I liked to draw vehicles.”

For Lake, the small class sizes and opportunities to work on projects enhanced his learning experience.

“I was [...]