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September 7, 2018

Finlandia Homecoming celebration set for Oct. 4-6

Finlandia University alumni and friends are invited back to campus the weekend of Oct. 4-6 for FinnU’s first ever football Homecoming celebration.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome alumni back to campus and have planned an entire weekend of events to celebrate,” said Coordinator of External Relations Olivia Myers. “Obviously, the weekend centers around the football game, but we also have a number of events that will connect alumni with current students and give them a chance to relive [...]

September 4, 2018

2018 Alumni Engagement Survey now open to Finlandia/Suomi alumni

Finlandia University and the Finlandia Alumni Board 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 September 24. Those who do fill out the survey can be entered into a drawing for a $25 North Wind Books gift card. Responses from the survey will help the university and the alumni board better serve FinnU and [...]

Alumni Newsletter - Football, homecoming
August 29, 2018

Alumni & Friends Email Newsletter features Homecoming 2018 information, Alumni Engagement Survey

On Wednesday the latest Alumni and Friends Email Newsletter was sent out to those subscribed to the monthly newsletter. You can view the entire newsletter here. If you’re interested in subscribing to the newsletter, visit finlandia.edu/alumni.

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Feature Stories

These stories were featured in the August 29, 2018 Alumni and Friends Newsletter.

Homecoming celebration set for Oct. 4-6 – RSVP Today! Fill out the 2018 Alumni Engagement Survey  Finlandia Alumni Board calls for new [...]

Jaimianne Amicucci Promotion
July 23, 2018

Alum Jaimianne Amicucci receives promotion

Jaimianne Amicucci (‘10) has been promoted to Director for the James Renwick Alliance.

Like most people who visit the copper country, Amicucci fell in love with the sea of trees and long winters during her time at Finlandia University.

“I was looking for three things when I was applying to colleges: great student to teacher ratio, a strong art department and traveling,” says Amicucci, who earned her BFA in ceramics. “Finlandia had the perfect balance of all three.”

In [...]

nurse practitioner
June 27, 2018

Finlandia helping to meet growing need for nurse practitioners

Finlandia University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is helping to fill the growing demand for nurse practitioners in the workforce.

“Finlandia’s nursing program, which is an accredited bachelor’s degree nursing program, has a rigorous curriculum and large number of clinical hours that prepare our graduates for advanced degrees in nursing,” said Finlandia’s Nursing Department Chair Johnna Therrian. “For many of our students, obtaining their nurse practitioner (NP) license is their goal when they’re done.”

Obtaining a BSN from Finlandia [...]

Kelly Aho - RN-BSN
June 13, 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Kelly Aho, BSN

Kelly Aho dreamed of advancing her career through the online RN-BSN program. After graduating in December 2017, she earned a promotion.

 

When Kelly Aho (’94, ’17) first came to Suomi College in the 1990s, she wanted to be a teacher.

She graduated as an RN instead.

“I decided that nursing is very much like teaching,” said Aho. “You do a lot of patient education, and I like being with patients and their families helping them navigate their healthcare.”

Now the unit manager of surgical [...]

Alissa Pietila
May 25, 2018

Alumni Update: Alissa Pietila (’14) heads new broadcast segment at TV6

Alissa Pietila never thought she’d be working for a television station, let alone leading her own segment on the five o’clock news.

Pietila, a 2014 Finlandia University alumna, graduated with a bachelor’s in communication with a concentration in journalism and a minor in psychology. During college, she always thought she would work in a magazine and write long-form articles. Instead, she took a job at the Daily Globe in Ironwood before moving to

Vintage alumni recreation
April 24, 2018

Get in the Delorean, We’re Going to the Past

This year Student Senate Vice President, Kaylor Holmstrom, was inspired to visit Finlandia’s past by way of some old photographs.

“Going through the pages and viewing locations that I recognized, inspired me to reenact some of the photos in those same locations around campus with some of our current students,” said Holmstrom.

The project, titled Then and Now, recreated photos from Suomi College yearbooks with current Finlandia Students. In the last 50 years, the campus, fashion choices, and even rock formation [...]

Hayley Laban Finlandia
October 28, 2015

Finlandia Success: Hayley Laban ’11

Alum Hayley Laban ’11 Major: Graphic Design Graduation Year: 2011 Hometown: Houghton, Michigan Current Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming Job: Graphic Designer What I do:

I am a graphic designer at a marketing firm called Warehouse Twenty One in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I have been with them for just under three years. My company primarily works on large campaigns for companies both regionally and nationally. When we take on a campaign, we can be designing everything from the company’s own brand and identity, to promoting a [...]

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