In February of 2019, the Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) determined it wanted to give back to current students in a meaningful way. The FAB, led by president Monica Hill (’76), ultimately decided to raise funds to support a Textbook Award, to be given out in the form of a gift certificate to North Wind Books to help offset the rising cost of textbooks. The best way to do this? Set up Finlandia’s first Giving Day.
The Finlandia Alumni Board’s Giving Day kicks off Wednesday June 19 at 8 a.m. on Facebook Live. Giving Day is designed to celebrate all things Finlandia University while raising money to help students with the cost of textbooks in the fall. Be sure to visit finlandia.edu/givingday to learn about other ways to give back and download the official Giving Day Checklist, Giving Day Crossword, Giving Day Word Search and Riku Coloring Page starting Wednesday at 8 a.m. Plus, [...]
The Finlandia Alumni Board will host a Giving Day to celebrate everything Finlandia University on June 19-20. The day, which will begin on June 19 at 8 am and run until noon on June 20, will feature social media challenges, downloadable games, information on alumni volunteer opportunities, and a fundraiser to raise money for Textbook Awards for students this fall.
“Most of our college memories are full of good times, camaraderie, and those long study hours,” said FAB [...]
The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) is accepting nominations for new members. Interested Suomi or Finlandia alumni can self-nominate here. The board is looking to bring on 2-4 new members and nominations will be accepted until August 30, 2019.
As an advisory group to the university, the mission of the FAB is “the promotion of the vision, mission, goals and programs of Finlandia University.” The goals of the FAB include:
Advising the President and Board of Trustees of the University with regard [...]
Finlandia alumni now have the opportunity to connect with former classmates, current students and other alumni across the country thanks to the new Finlandia Alumni Directory. The directory comes as a result of the 2018 Alumni Engagement survey.
“Having an accessible alumni directory was the number one project Finlandia and Suomi College alumni said they wished the University and Finlandia Alumni Board provided,” said Olivia Myers, Coordinator of External Relations. “The first challenge was figuring out how to [...]
As an advisory group to the university, the mission of the FAB is “the promotion of the vision, mission, goals and programs of Finlandia University.” The goals of the FAB include advising the President and Board of Trustees of [...]
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 [...]
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.
Money raised to complete preservation work on FinnU’s original building
The Finlandia Alumni Board came together in the fall of 2016 for their annual on-campus meeting and set a goal: Help with restoration efforts of Old Main, the school’s iconic, original sandstone building on Quincy Street.
Work began on replacing the roof this week at Old Main, Finlandia’s iconic sandstone building.
That effort would include a new roof on the south side of the building, maintenance on the building’s parking [...]