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textbook award
August 16, 2019

39 Students Selected for Alumni Association Textbook Awards

The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) has selected 39 students for its first ever Alumni Association Textbook Awards. The award is given out in the form of a $250 textbook voucher to North Wind Books, and winners can collect their award at North Wind Books. With over 150 applicants, narrowing it down to 39 was a daunting task.

“The instant we started seeing applications coming in, we knew we had selected the right cause,” said Olivia Myers, Coordinator of [...]

July 19, 2019

Meet the new co-hosts of Finlandia Fridays

Finlandia Fridays is back with a special edition today as Olivia Myers and Devin O’Neill were introduced as cohosts of the weekly interview series. O’Neill and Myers will taking over for season four, taking turns interviewing guests.

Meet Olivia Myers

Myers currently serves as Coordinator of External Affairs, where she leads all alumni relations efforts. Since joining Finlandia she’s introduced a formal homecoming weekend, introduced an incredibly successful Giving Tuesday campaign and worked with the Finlandia Alumni Board to host the [...]

Giving Day
July 9, 2019

Giving Day Brings in $8,945 for Student Textbooks

In February of 2019, the Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) determined it wanted to give back to current students in a meaningful way. The FAB, led by president Monica Hill (’76), ultimately decided to raise funds to support a Textbook Award, to be given out in the form of a gift certificate to North Wind Books to help offset the rising cost of textbooks. The best way to do this? Set up Finlandia’s first Giving Day.

Giving Days have [...]

Brigitte LaPointe Leading the Pride
July 3, 2019

PTA alumna, Brigitte LaPointe (’07), talks career success, sports on Leading the Pride

Leading the Pride is back and talking with Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Upper Peninsula Health Plan, Brigitte LaPointe (’07). LaPointe is originally from Baraga where she grew up in the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community. She ultimately came to Finlandia to study in the Physical Therapist Assistant program and play for the women’s basketball team.

Following her passion for health and wellness, LaPointe also serves on the

April 30, 2019

Alumni Needed for New Alumni Advocates Program

Finlandia University Admissions and Alumni Relations is introducing a new program that will connect alumni with prospective students. The program, titled Alumni Advocates, will pair a Suomi College or Finlandia alumnus/a with a prospective student with the same academic interests.

“Our hope is that alumni will be able to have discussions about their experiences at Finlandia,” said Director of Admissions, Collin Saint-Onge (’14). “The goal of these discussions is to encourage students to attend Finlandia and to [...]

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 [...]

Adulting 101
April 12, 2019

Third Session of Adulting 101 to Take Place on April 16

The third session of Adulting 101 will take place April 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m.  at  the Chapel of St. Matthew.

This session will host three speakers. Accounting professor Laura Sieders will discuss the importance of budgeting and how to be a smart investor. How to navigate student loans will be presented by Director of Student Financial Services Sandy Turnquist. Finally, Human Resource Manager Alyson DeLandsheer will explain work benefits and what they mean.

Students are encouraged to [...]

Clem Papineau with Michael Babcock
April 12, 2019

Blast from the Past with Suomi College Alum, Detective Clem Papineau

Suomi College alum, Clem Papineau visited Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about his time in the Keweenaw.

Originally from Ontonagon, Papineau initially planned on going to Michigan State University. Papineau was approached by Suomi’s basketball coach at the time to play basketball. After looking into the school, Papineau said he was instantly hooked. Papineau ended up attending Suomi, but did not end up playing basketball.

Papineau chose to study Criminal Justice because from a young age, he knew he wanted [...]

Lindsey Johnson for Finlandia Fridays
April 5, 2019

Taste for Opportunity with Junior Business Student Lindsey Johnson

This week junior Lindsey Johnson dropped by Finlandia Fridays to talk about her active presence on campus. Coming from Atlantic Mine, Johnson is studying management and entrepreneurship.

Johnson will be starting an internship with FinnU alum, Marko Luoma, within the next several months. The internship will take place in the FinnZone, which is located on the third floor of the Jutila Center. Johnson will be helping Finnish and American businesses coordinate [...]

Michael Babcock and Briana Gorman for Adulting 101
April 4, 2019

Next session of Adulting 101 to focus on networking

Event is Tuesday, April 9 at 4:30 p.m.

Adulting 101 continues next week. The second session will take place on Tuesday, April 9 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Matthew.

In this next session, Director of Marketing and Communications Michael Babcock and Digital Media Specialist Briana Gorman will be talking about networking, and how to grow your network. Vice President of External Affairs Karin Van Dyke will present on tips and tricks [...]