Leading the Pride is back and talking with Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Brigitte LaPointe (’07). LaPointe is originally from Baraga where she grew up in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. She ultimately came to Finlandia to study in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and play for the women’s basketball team.
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Leading the Pride continues in the month of June by talking with Digital Arts and Animation major, Ashlee Kranz (’16). Kranz is a freelance digital and graphic artist at her own company, Dream Chaser Studios in Goodman, WI. She has recently been involved with the movie series, Northbound, which is filmed in the UP.
Listen as host Olivia Myers and Kranz talk about freelancing as a career choice, the lessons she’s learned from martial arts, and the offers artists [...]
Leading the Pride continues this month by talking with Austrian Lukas Alberer (’08). Alberer, a Sports Management major and former hockey player for the Lions, currently works at Johnson & Johnson-Ethicon in Austria as a Business Development Manager.
Listen as host Olivia Myers and Alberer talk about his decision to move to the United States to play hockey, the struggle of losing one’s identity as an athlete after college [...]
The countdown to graduation is on at FinnU. For seniors looking to make some final memories before they receive their degree, check out the list that has been compiled below:Visit Brockway Mountain
Located between Eagle Harbor and Copper Harbor, Brockway is a prime photo destination with views of the Keweenaw and Lake Superior. For those willing to make the drive, plug “Brockway Mountain Drive” into your GPS and grab your camera.Hit up a Lion’s softball game
Conference champs two years running, support [...]
Leading the Pride continues this month by talking with International School of Art and Design alumnus, John Fish (’10). Fish, originally from Iron River, MI, came to Finlandia as a graphic design major to learn how to apply graphics to skateboards. During his time at Finlandia, he spent a large amount of time in the fiber studio and wood shop because he enjoyed building and working with his hands. Having graduated in the midst of a recession, Fish [...]
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 [...]
Leading the Pride is back with Part 2 of Clem Papineau’s story. In Part 1, Papineau discussed his career in the military and law enforcement and his current job as a Cold Case Homicide Detective with Little Rock, Arkansas Police. Papineau attended Suomi College in the mid-70’s but transferred after his first year; a choice he says he’s always regretted.
Papineau continues talking about how the next generation of detectives are being trained, what it’s like working with families [...]
On Friday 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.
These stories were featured in the Feb. 1, 2019 Alumni and Friends Newsletter.4 New Year’s Resolutions Alumni should make in 2019 Leading the Pride Solves Crimes with Detective Clem Papineau Alumni Spotlight Yana Dee [Video] Kathleen [...]
Leading the Pride keeps it close to home this month with local alumna, Robin Meneguzzo, NP (‘11). Meneguzzo is a Hancock native who graduated from FinnU with a degree in nursing. She went on to pursue her Master’s degree online from the University of Cincinnati. She currently works as a nurse practitioner at Aspirus Keweenaw and is at the forefront of enhancing patient care for those in the Upper Peninsula with her focus on [...]
Finlandia’s alumni podcast Leading the Pride is back this month with Adam Huey (’07). Huey, who is originally from Folsom, Calif. and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, now serves as a Senior Commercial Project Manager for Siemens. Siemens is a multi-national and multi-billion dollar organization that specializes in electrification, digitization and automation. Huey was also elected to Finlandia’s Alumni Board this past fall and looks forward to connecting with alumni on the [...]