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Renee ONeill
October 7, 2021

O’Neill begins as assistant nursing professor for College of Health Sciences

Renee O’Neill has joined the Hirvonen College of Health Sciences faculty as an Assistant Professor of Nursing. O’Neill earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Webster University in St. Louis and her Master of Science in Nursing, specializing in midwifery from Frontier Nursing University. This will be her first year teaching at the university level and she looks forward to getting to know the other staff and students during the fall semester. 

“I am excited to be starting [...]

September 30, 2021

Dowling joins as PTA Instructor for College of Health Sciences

Alumna Sami Dowling (‘10)  joined Finlandia’s Hirvonen College of Health Sciences this fall as an instructor for the university’s Physical Therapist Assistant program. Dowling has 11 years of licensed clinical experience and many more years of observation.

“Being able to come back and work at the institute that gave me so much as a student is such a powerful feeling. I feel like I now get to give back to the University and new students. I bring knowledge and [...]

September 14, 2021

Growth at Finlandia, largest incoming class in five years

This fall, Finlandia University’s overall enrollment grew by six percent with the on-campus student population increasing by nine percent. This full-time-equivalent growth brought 25 more students to campus than in fall 2020, giving Finlandia an enrollment of 430. The fall 2021 incoming class is the largest since 2016 with Finlandia’s International School of Business realizing an all-time high of 137 degree-seeking majors. Nearly 70 percent of Finlandia’s fall 2021 student body is from Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes region [...]

September 3, 2021

Finlandia hires new Assistant Professor of Nursing

Aliina Radcliff has joined Finlandia’s College of Health Sciences as an Assistant Professor of Nursing. Radcliff has a strong background in the field with 36 years of nursing experience, the majority of that experience in the operating room and preoperative services.

“I have a strong background in the specialty of Orthopedics as a private nurse and surgical assistant, with a focus on Total Joint Replacement and Revision, sports medicine, and orthopedic trauma,” Radcliff said. “I also have extensive [...]

August 12, 2021

Hancock announces summer movie schedule on Quincy Green

The City of Hancock has announced their summer movie schedule to be held Thursdays at sundown on Quincy Green, nestled into the cozy corner knoll between the Hirvonen CHS building and the Finnish American Heritage Center. Finlandia’s community is encouraged and welcome to attend the free events, just don’t forget your blanket and snacks! For more information on Finlandia’s campus-wide events, please view our event calendar.

July 30, 2021

Finlandia hires new PTA Program Director

Finlandia University has recently hired Melanie Thurmond as its College of Health Sciences Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program Director and Assistant Instructor.

Thurmond (’06) attained an associate’s degree from Finlandia’s PTA program and a bachelor’s degree from DeVry University in Finance. In addition, Thurmond holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Findlay, an opportunity provided by Finlandia’s graduate pathway toward the DPT program. Practicing as a PTA for nine years and as a DPT for six, Thurmond also [...]

FinnU Nursing Students posing in front of the Hirvonen College of Health Sciences
April 28, 2021

FinnU Announced as ‘Fight the Flu’ Competition Winner

FinnU Nursing students posing in front of the newly renovated Hirvonen College of Health Sciences

Finlandia University has been announced as the winner of the Yooper U’s Beat the Flu Competition. The inaugural “Fight the Flu” competition is hosted by the Northern Michigan University Center for Rural Health to determine which of the four Upper Peninsula universities could get the highest percentage of its total population vaccinated against the flu. FinnU took the title for the 2020-21 academic year [...]

April 9, 2021

Student Senate Forum Talks Hirvonen Building, Graduation, Fall 2021 Plans with President Johnson

Student Senate President Arty Puntus talked with President Johnson on April 8 for the Student Senate Forum.

On Thursday, April 8, Student Senate President Arty Puntus sat down with Finlandia University president Philip Johnson for the spring Student Senate Forum. The forum is aimed at answering the most concerning questions from students, which this semester focused on the Hirvonen College of Health Sciences, commencement and fall 2021 plans. 

Puntus: A lot of nursing and PTA students spend several hours [...]

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