Melissa Helppi (’18, RN, BSN) recently joined Finlandia’s nursing faculty as an instructor. Helppi was the 2018 student representative for Finlandia and graduated Summa Laude from FinnU’s BSN program. She has been with the university since her graduation as a professional Nursing tutor, but has now joined the faculty. Her current duties include instructing the adult medical-surgical nursing course and clinical, and being a maternal-child clinical instructor.
“I am from all over,” said Helppi, about her childhood. “ [...]
When you hear a sentiment echoed across levels, across leadership and across campus, you start to pay attention. At Finlandia, we are hearing the echoing voice of Joshua Kim saying, “2018 will be the year that small is beautiful in higher ed.”
But what we are missing from this article is that the portion about small schools, highlights their resilience. If there’s one thing that FinnU has… it’s sisu.
We pride ourselves on the relationships that the Faculty and [...]
As the school year winds down, Melissa Helppi dropped by to share some of her experiences during her time at Finlandia. Helppi is graduating Summa Cum Laude from the nursing program, is giving a speech during commencement as this year’s student representative and will also be speaking at the nursing pinning ceremony. Helppi mentioned that both her speeches are finished, she just needs to make a few last minute tweaks.
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 [...]
The Finnish American Heritage Center was alive with the sounds of high achievers last Friday night as senior honors students and other scholarship and award winners were recognized at the annual Honors and Awards Banquet. A list of winners is available below.
Virginia Fund Scholarship
Annie Jo Wills
Philip and Loret Ruppe Community Service Scholarship
The David Lauren Jokela Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Samuel Westerman Scholarship
Kenneth and Lois Seaton Scholarship
Sampo Society Membership
Finlandia University is proud to announce its Fall 2016 semester Dean’s and Honors List Students. In total 117 students earned honors, including 63 who earned Dean’s List honors for having a Grade Point Average of 3.75 or above.
Nursing student Nathan Meyette works on an IV during a clinical session. Meyette is one of 63 students to have earned a spot on the Dean’s List for having a GPA above 3.75 during the fall 2016 semester.