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Teresa Hill
May 6, 2022

Teresa Hill joins Human Resources staff

Finlandia is pleased to welcome Teresa Hill as the University’s new Human Resource Generalist. Hill began her duties in April with FinnU’s Human Resources Department.

Shortly after attaining a Bachelor of Science in History from Central Michigan University, Hill began her career in Human Resources. In addition to her Professional Certification in Human Resource Management from Michigan State University, Hill brings more than 15 years of experience to the new position.

“My husband and I are both passionate about education and I [...]

Tony Skiles
April 19, 2022

Finlandia names head coach for revival of Lions Cross Country

Finlandia University will be adding to its slate of intercollegiate athletic programs this fall. Hired to lead the resurgence of Lions Cross Country in its first season since 2018 is Head Coach Tony Skiles. 

Announcing the return of Lions Cross Country and Skiles as head coach was Athletic Director Curtis Wittenberg:

We are excited to announce Tony as our new head cross country coach and we look forward to introducing him to our community. He brings immense passion and energy for [...]

Kat Hanson
December 17, 2021

Meet Kat Hanson, Admissions’ newest Enrollment Counselor

Finlandia is pleased to welcome new Enrollment Counselor Kat Hanson to the Enrollment team. Hanson comes to Finlandia University with an educational background from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Race & Ethnic Studies. Prior to accepting the position at FinnU, Hanson worked three years in the athletic department at St. Olaf. In her time working with Olaf athletics, she wore many hats including working under the Sports Information [...]

December 14, 2021

Student Affairs welcome Alex Hilterbrand as Director of Student Engagement

Alex Hilterbrand, FinnU’s new Director of Student Engagement, was welcomed into the student affairs staff this past November 2021. Although this will be Alex’s first experience working in higher education, her background and education play important roles as to why she has been selected to help with expanding student engagement at Finlandia. 

Hilterbrand’s education started at Vermilion Community College in Ely, Minnesota with their Wilderness Management Associate degree program and continued at Bemidji State University with their Wilderness Management [...]

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 [...]

October 4, 2021

Meet Mariana Nakashima, new Administrative Assistant for ISB and SCAS

Joining Finlandia’s staff this fall as the new Administrative Assistant for the International School of Business (ISB) and Suomi College of Arts and Sciences (SCAS) is Mariana Nakashima.

Nakashima attended the University of Toledo while attaining her industrial engineering degree with a concentration in ergonomics. Bringing along years of experience in time management, policies and procedures from work in the auto industry, Nakashima also has experience in teaching Art and Spanish.

“Since I moved to the Keweenaw seven years ago, I have [...]

September 30, 2021

Dowling (’10) 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 [...]

Beth Agen 2021
September 13, 2021

International School of Business hires new Assistant Professor of Management

Beth Agen recently joined Finlandia’s International School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management.

Agen attained a Bachelor of Arts in Media Communications from St. Norbert College, an MBA with a concentration in Leadership from Liberty University and is currently completing her doctoral thesis for a Doctorate of Education, EdD, in Organizational Leadership: Organizational Development, from Grand Grand Canyon University. Agen brings more than 20 years of management experience to the new position including work on accreditation for three different [...]

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 31, 2021

Sawadogo joins as Assistant Dean for Residence Life and Campus Security

Annette Sawadogo joined Finlandia’s student affairs staff this past August as the new Assistant Dean for Residence Life and Campus Safety

Sawadogo has an impressive background with 14 years of experience in higher education. After earning her bachelor’s in chemistry and biology from Missouri Western State University, she went on to pursue a Master of Public Health from Texas Technological University’s Health Science Center along with a Master of Arts in Adult and Higher Education from the University [...]

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