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August 30, 2016

Bourdage hired as assistant professor of communication

Finlandia University’s Suomi College of Arts & Sciences has hired Dr. Monique Bourdage as Assistant Professor of Communication.

Bourdage received her Ph.D. from the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan. She will be teaching a variety of communication and media courses at FinnU beginning during the Fall 2016 semester.

“Media is something we engage with every day, and we often do it without thinking about what some of the underlying messages are,” Bourdage said. “I will work with [...]

Tom Adolphs
August 16, 2016

Hancock native to lead graphic design program at FinnU

Finlandia University has hired Tom Adolphs as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. Adolphs is a Hancock native that is just about finished with his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University.

“Being able to work here is a dream come true,” said Adolphs. “I enjoy being in this town, and adding to it.”

Adolphs also earned his master’s degree from Michigan Tech after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from Northern Michigan University. After graduating with his [...]

August 8, 2016

Psychology department welcomes Dr. Jillian O’Rourke Stuart

Finlandia University and its Suomi College of Arts & Sciences has hired Dr. Jillian O’Rourke Stuart as Assistant Professor of Psychology. Stuart is coming to Hancock after completing her doctorate studies at the University of Iowa.

“I’m excited to get to the Upper Peninsula and Finlandia,” Dr. Stuart said. “I went to a small liberal arts school for my undergrad degree, and I always wanted to go back to that kind of environment.”

Dr. Stuart earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology [...]

July 13, 2016

Dr. Emily Geiger joins science department at Finlandia

Finlandia University has hired Dr. Emily Geiger as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry.

“I’m excited to be part of the science department at Finlandia,” Dr. Geiger said. “I appreciate the small class sizes, which contribute to a great learning environment.”

Dr. Geiger began teaching as an adjunct at FinnU in the spring semester. She will lead courses in general chemistry and organic chemistry, as well as the associated labs this fall. The offering of organic chemistry courses is new at the university.

“I [...]

Samantha Saint-Onge
July 6, 2016

Finlandia introduces new director of MA and MBC Programs

Samantha Saint-Onge has been named Medical Assistant/Medical Billing and Coding Program Director in the College of Health Sciences at Finlandia University.

“This is a great opportunity for Sam to advance her leadership skills and continue the good work of Pam Borsum, our previous MA/MBC Director,” said Cam Williams, Dean of the College of Health Sciences. “We are confident she can lead the program, and look forward to her continued professional development.”

Small Classes Made Experience Worthwhile

Saint-Onge is a Finlandia University [...]

Marie Bonenfant Finlandia
June 24, 2016

Navy veteran Marie Bonenfant hired in student accounts

Finlandia University has hired Marie Bonenfant to the position of Coordinator of Student Accounts. Bonenfant is from Lake Linden, a Navy veteran and Finlandia alumnus. She started at Finlandia on Monday.

“When I came here as a student it was the first thing I did as a civilian,” Bonenfant said. “It felt like home then, and coming here now it once again feels like I’m coming home.”

Marie Bonenfant – navy veteran

Bonenfant spent a year and a half at sea aboard the [...]

June 16, 2016

Dostaler joins Finlandia’s admissions staff

Finlandia University is excited to welcome Kelly Dostaler to the university’s family as the new coordinator of admissions operations. Dostaler began her duties Monday, June 13. She is taking over the role previously held by Stacy Froese, who is taking over the role of accountant and accounts payable specialist in Finlandia’s business office.

“The coordinator of admissions operations position plays an integral role in working with various campus constituents and driving our overall enrollment goals,” Director of Admissions [...]

August 18, 2015

Int’l School of Business welcomes new administrative assistant, Haily Morris

Haily Morris has been hired as the administrative assistant of the International School of Business at Finlandia University. Morris is filling the position left with the retirement of longtime Finlandia employee Paula Oye.

“We are happy to have Haily joining the Finlandia team,” said Kevin Manninen, dean of the school. “In addition to excellent communication and organizational skills, she brings an enthusiastic spirit to our school. We are especially looking forward to her assistance in promoting and communicating the school and its activities [...]

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