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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

Lukas 2
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 [...]

October 5, 2018

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 2018 festivities. Two students will be crowned Riku’s Royalty and students will learn Finlandia cheers, the Finlandia fight song, be introduced to the 2018-19 athletic teams, and create signs for the Finlandia Lion’s football game vs. Kalamazoo on Saturday.

The event will begin at 5pm on Oct. 5 at the Paavo Nurmi Gym. [...]

July 31, 2018

Finlandia named Top 10 Best Institutes for Career in Sports and Athletics 2018

Travis Cornwell (’18) calling a Finlandia University men’s hockey game during his internship with 99.3 The Lift.

The Knowledge Review, an international education magazine for universities, students, teachers and parents, named Finlandia University one of the Top 10 Best Institutes for a Career in Sports and Athletics 2018.

Non-athlete careers in athletics can range anywhere from sports marketing and sales to physical therapists and trainers.

The Knowledge Review cites Finlandia’s major offerings as one of the [...]

July 15, 2016

Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Fund now accepting donations

New Wickersheim Student Lounge to open in August

Friends and family of the late Shawn Wickersheim (’08) are coming together to memorialize Shawn through the formation of the Shawn Wickersheim Memorial Fund. Wickersheim passed away at the age of 29 in August of 2015.

“Anyone who knew Shawn, knew he was the ultimate competitor who would never back down from something put in front of him,” said Tucker Thoreson, a good friend of Shawn’s who is handling many of the logistics of [...]