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Dr. Richard Gee receiving 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award
July 13, 2022

Dr. Richard Gee earns 2022 Distinguished Faculty Award

Dr. Richard Gee joined Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences in 2012 when he was brought on to develop the University’s Criminal Justice curriculum. After revising, creating and teaching more than 30 different courses and establishing multiple articulation agreements for continued learning, Gee was honored at this year’s spring commencement with the 2022 Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award.

“I was honored to be nominated by Dr. Virtanen for the award,” Gee said. “I [...]

Spring 2022 Commencement
May 4, 2022

Relive Graduation Day 2022 at Finlandia University | Photo Gallery

It was a magical day on Sunday at the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium as we honored the Class of 2022. Below is a look back at the memories. We invite you to share yours on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag “#FinnU”.

PHOTOS FROM GRADUATION DAY 2022

FLICKR – CLICK HERE All of the photographs that were taken by the communications office at Finlandia University at commencement have been uploaded to Flickr. They are available [...]

2022 Commencement
May 4, 2022

Finlandia honors graduating Class of 2022

On Sunday, May 1, Finlandia University held its annual Spring Commencement Ceremony honoring 84 graduates in the Class of 2022. There was standing room only in the Hirvonen Hall Auditorium with more than 700 in attendance.

In his greeting, President Johnson opened with Finlandia’s Land Acknowledgment:

“Finlandia University was founded as Suomi College by Finnish Lutheran immigrants in 1896 on land ceded by the Anishnaabe people in the Treaty of 1842. We seek to honor and respect the sacred and enduring kinship [...]

Irina Sergeyeva
May 13, 2021

Irina Sergeyeva Named 2021 Board of Trustees Rising Star Faculty Award Recipient

The Board of Trustees honored Irina Sergeyeva with the 2021 Rising Star Faculty Award at Finlandia’s Spring Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, April 29. 

Sergeyeva serves as Finlandia’s RN to BSN Program Coordinator and now Associate Professor of Nursing. She joined the university in August 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix. 

“It is an honor to receive the board of trustees Rising Star Teaching and Service Award. I consider this award as one of the [...]

May 25, 2019

Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen Named 2019 Recipient of Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award

Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen was honored as the Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty Award recipient at the 2019 Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 5.

Dr. Virtanen, an assistant professor of Finnish & Nordic Studies, joined Finlandia’s Suomi College of Arts and Sciences in 2014. She teaches 12 courses including Cultural Anthropology, Finnish Language, Gender in Nordic Society and the Kalevala. She also chairs the Institutional Review Board.

“Being part of FinnU’s commencement is an annual source of joy to me,” [...]

William Knoblauch
May 21, 2018

Dr. William Knoblauch achieves tenure

Finlandia University is pleased to announce that Dr. William Knoblauch has achieved tenure status and named an Associate Professor.

“It feels great to become an Associate Professor,” said Knoblauch. “It’s been a long process with a lot of requirements, and involves a critical evaluation by your colleagues and administrators, so it takes quite a while.

“That being said, I found the process to be a lot of fun. It’s the task of looking back over the past, collecting, sorting and organizing [...]