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April 29, 2018

Finlandia recognizes Class of 2018

The most magical moment of the year took place Sunday afternoon as the Finlandia University Class of 2018 was recognized during the annual commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at the Paavo Nurmi Center. At the ceremony 73 students were conferred degrees, while they heard from Alumni Speaker Kathleen Harmon ‘86, Student Representative and Nursing Major Melissa Helppi, and Commencement Speaker Marilyn Clark.

Clark, CEO of MTEC SmartZone and former FinnU professor in the International School of Business, spoke [...]

Finlandia Graduation
April 27, 2018

Help Us ConGRADulate the Class of 2018: Following Graduation Weekend on Social Media

Graduation weekend is full of events, photo opportunities and family activities. If you are not able to be with us during any of the events, don’t worry, Finlandia Communications is covering the entire weekend. Below you will find a list of various social media outlets where you can watch graduation weekend and how to send us your graduation photos.

Live Stream www.finlandia.edu/graduation

Commencement Ceremony

Instagram Story @finlandiauniversity

Nursing Pinning (Closed to the Public)

International School of Art & Design, 2018 Diploma [...]

April 26, 2018

Melissa Helppi named 2018 Student Representative at Finlandia University

Nursing student to speak during commencement

Finlandia University’s Class of 2018 will hear from nursing major Melissa Helppi during commencement as the non-traditional student was named Student Representative. Helppi is well known around campus for her involvement, dedication to excellence and proven ability as a leader.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to be a nurse and to help people,” Helppi said of her decision to go to school while raising her four children. “It’s a desire that all of [...]

April 25, 2018

Marilyn Clark to be Finlandia University’s Commencement Speaker

Finlandia University is proud to announce MTEC SmartZone CEO Marilyn Clark will be the 2018 Commencement Speaker during commencement exercises on Sunday, April 29 at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

“Marilyn is a believer. She believes in people, their ideas, and the enduring positive change they are able to bring to the U.P., Michigan and around the world,” FinnU President Philip Johnson said. “She is a hopeful, positive human being who also knows a lot about business.”

Clark currently runs

April 25, 2018

Harmon coming back to Finlandia as alumni speaker

For more than 30 years Kathleen Harmon (’86) has been an innovative leader in the nursing field, a story thousands of alumni and friends of the university read about in the school’s magazine, the Bridge, last fall. Now, she’ll be sharing that story with the Class of 2018 as the Alumni Speaker for this weekend’s commencement ceremony.

“I am honored to be back on campus, back home in the U.P., and participate in the excitement of graduation weekend,” Harmon [...]

January 8, 2018

Monday marks beginning of Spring 2018 semester

Another semester at Finlandia University begins today, Monday, January 8, 2018. The semester should be an exciting one for those at the university with all the fun that comes along with a spring semester. Below are some of the highlights of things to look forward to, as well as a quick look at the academic calendar.

MLK Day of Service

On Monday, January 15 there will be no classes as students, staff and faculty get out and get involved in service projects [...]

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