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May 22, 2020

Finlandia Graduates 81 Students during Virtual Commencement Ceremony

The Finlandia University Class of 2020, had a graduation ceremony unlike any other.  Yesterday, May 21st at 6 p.m. the 81 students that make up the graduating class were conferred their degrees in a virtual ceremony.

University President, Dr. Philip Johnson began the celebration by welcoming all to the virtual ceremony.

“It is my delight to welcome all of you to Finlandia University’s 2020 special edition commencement ceremony,” said Johnson. “Today, together even if virtually, we celebrate the grand academic [...]

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May 11, 2020

How To View the Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

The Class of 2020 will be celebrating their achievements virtually on Thursday, May 21 at 6 p.m. from the Finnish American Heritage Center. 

Join the virtual celebration at finlandia.edu/virtual-ceremonies/ as University President Philip Johnson, Vice President of Academic Affairs Fredi deYampert, Student Representative Nicholas Tobey, and Commencement Speaker Darlene King speak to the graduating class to celebrate their accomplishments.

Updates of Virtual Graduation Day 2020 at Finlandia University can be found at

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May 5, 2020

Darlene King to be Finlandia University’s 2020 Virtual Commencement Speaker

Finlandia University is proud to announce the executive director of the Michigan Diversity Council (MIDC) Darlene King, ’90 Graduate of Suomi College, as the Virtual Commencement Ceremony Speaker on May 21, 2020 at 6 p.m.

“Darlene King’s vocational path began when she first arrived on the campus of Suomi College.  At her parents’ suggestion, Darlene was urged to consider this ‘far away’ place – for exactly that reason.  As she adjusted to the abrupt change in physical location and culture, Darlene’s [...]

March 7, 2019

Leading the Pride features Darlene King (’90), Executive Director for the Michigan Diversity Council

Finlandia’s alumni podcast Leading the Pride is back this month with the Executive Director of the Michigan Diversity Council, Darlene King (’90). Having grown up downstate in a predominately black community with ambitions of attending a historically black college, King’s parents insisted she attend Suomi College in an effort to expose her to a different culture. King recalls begging to come home in the first few weeks of class, but ultimately dove into the [...]

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