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December 10, 2020

Melissa Helppi (’18, RN, BSN) Joins Finlandia’s Nursing Faculty

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. “ [...]

Adulting 101
April 17, 2019

Final Session of Adulting 101 to Feature Alumni Panel

The fourth and final session of Adulting 101 will take place April 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Chapel of St. Matthew.

This last installment will feature Director of Global Initiatives Cat Fuller and a panel of young alumni. Fuller will be discussing post college options, outside of starting a career.

The panel will consist of three alumni, Sales Manager at Houghton County Broadcasting Kyle Niemi (‘18, business), Med-Surg BSN at Aspirus Melissa Helppi (‘18, nursing) and [...]

Small is Beautiful at Finlandia
May 7, 2018

When Small Really is Beautiful

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 [...]

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 [...]

Melissa Helppi Finlandia Fridays
April 27, 2018

Student representative Melissa Helppi talks about her time in the nursing program

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.

Called to a Career in Nursing

When asked about the nursing [...]

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 [...]

February 5, 2018

Student Nurses Association hosting breakfast benefit for Omega House

The Finlandia University Student Nurses Association (FUSNA) is hosting its second annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 24 at Gloria Dei Church in Hancock from 8 a.m. to noon. The proceeds will benefit the Omega House in Houghton.

Tickets will be available at the door for a $5 donation per person. Carry out is available, and all of those in attendance are invited to participate in a raffle.

Donations Wanted

The FUSNA is seeking community support and [...]

April 25, 2017

PHOTOS: 2017 Honors and Awards Banquet

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 Tyler Borkadi Haley Makkela The David Lauren Jokela Endowed Memorial Scholarship Melissa Helppi Angie Kilpela Nathan Perrault Samuel Westerman Scholarship Nicole Glanville Kelsie Richards Kenneth and Lois Seaton Scholarship Kelsie Richards Sisu Award Chelsea Blanck Schwartzen Jarmond Andrew Martin Makayla Mayo Brandon Robinson Sampo Society Membership Katelyn [...]

February 28, 2017

Finlandia honors 117 for academic achievement during fall semester

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.

To be eligible for [...]

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