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Jessica Shields
May 15, 2020

Fiber & Fashion Alum Jessica Shields Makes Masks for Team Wireless

2019 Fiber & Fashion Alumni, Jessica Shields, has begun making masks to help during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shields and her husband own a clothing store, Upcycled Hippie, in downtown Escanaba where she makes one of a kind items made from recycled materials.

“Everything I create is one of a kind and made from recycled materials that I have either found or have been given,” said Shields. “I’ve been able to collect quite a large fabric collection [...]

April 1, 2020

Gift a Finals Week Care Package to a FinnU Student

Finlandia’s Campus Ministry is asking for donations to send current students a Finals Week Care Package during their final exams at the end of the month. Campus Ministry has provided Finals Week Care Packages for students in the past, but, in an email to alumni and friends, Pastor Sarah Semmler-Smith highlights how meaningful they are this year in particular:

On Thursday March 12th, Finlandia University did something unprecedented in its history: we sent all our students home. The [...]

Graphic Design alumna
February 21, 2020

Distributing Design in the Lone Star State with Graphic Design Alumna Marina Dalton (’19)

Class of 2019 alumna Marina Dalton has been hard at work heading the design department at Great Plains Distributors, located in Lubbock, Texas. A San Francisco native, Dalton studied graphic design during her time at FinnU. She was a force to be reckoned with on the volleyball court; in her senior season, Dalton led the team in kills, hitting percentage and blocks and is among the top five in school history for kills and [...]

Meier nursing alum
January 22, 2020

Nursing Alumna Melissa Meier (’09) joins Hospitalist Team at UPHS-Portage

Finlandia University alumna Melissa Meier (’09), MSN, APRN, NC-C, CCRN accepted a new position at UP Health System-Portage with its Hospitalist Team.

Meier earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Finlandia before receiving her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Olivet Nazarene University.

“I knew for a long time that I wanted to be a nurse,” Meier said. “I enjoy learning about the patient to help them in their time of need and how I can [...]

January 2, 2020

By Faith: Paying Tribute to Suomi Seminary

Rev. Leslie Niemi returns Rev. Karl Aho’s nine iron after nearly 50 years.

“Karl, I always felt bad for taking such a nice piece of collateral for my notes,” said Reverend Leslie Niemi as he handed Reverend Karl Aho back his nine iron.

Aho had given Niemi his nine iron over 50 years ago in exchange for class notes that he didn’t return on time. On September 21 at Finlandia University’s By Faith event honoring the Suomi Seminary, Aho [...]

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.

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