Schwartzen Jarmond delivers an impromptu speech during the 2017 Commencement Ceremony at Finlandia University.
When Finlandia University students, faculty, alumni and employees talk about the small-school atmosphere, they’re often referring to the close-knit relationships you gain on campus. Today, those relationships were on full display as the 86 students that make up the Finlandia University Class of 2017 were awarded their degrees in a ceremony that won’t soon be forgotten.
The emotions hit a high when business major Schwartzen Jarmond passionately [...]
On this season’s final episode of Finlandia Fridays, the weekly interview series features student representative Matt McLaughlin. Each year one outstanding senior is chosen as the student rep. To be eligible, a student must maintain a 3.9 GPA and be actively involved with the FinnU campus.
It will be a busy weekend for McLaughin, not only will he be graduating with highest honors at Finlandia University he will also be commissioning as an officer in the U.S. Army through [...]
Late nights and early mornings are often some of the strongest memories from a college experience, but for the 2017 Finlandia University Student Representative Matt McLaughlin – the experience may have been even more dramatic. McLaughlin made it through his education at FinnU as a four-year Finlandia Lions hockey player and all while participating in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Both of those programs often include morning practice/training sessions, and at night? Well, he was maintaining a 3.99-grade [...]