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PTA Massage
March 24, 2022

PTA Club invites students, employees to Massage by Donation April 5

Massage by Donation is April 5!

Recently announced by FinnU Student PTA Club Advisor Sami Dowling, this year’s Massage by Donation event will be held from 3 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Massage by Donation is both a fundraiser and an experiential learning opportunity for FinnU students. Money raised through the fundraiser will fund additional PTA Club events in the future while the students of PTA 235 Massage and Patient Handling [...]

Hirvonen College of Health Sciences in the winter with clue skies in the background.
January 4, 2022

Campus & Community: Together for Good

It is not taking long at all for the new name to catch on: Hirvonen Hall.

Named for Peg and Ray Hirvonen in recognition of the family’s legacy of extraordinary leadership and generosity, the iconic former Hancock Central High School building now delivers Finlandia’s gold-star accredited health sciences programs. Additional funding for the renovation of interior spaces and state-of-the-art technology was provided by many other friends and alumni whose support is recognized with named classrooms, labs and offices. Two foundations, the [...]

Sami Dowling
December 3, 2021

Finlandia Fridays meet up with instructor Sami Dowling (’10) to discuss PTA Program and Club

This week, Finlandia Fridays welcome to the show PTA Program Instructor Sami Dowling (’10) to talk about Finlandia’s PTA Program and the newly revitalized PTA Club for students. Dowling shares her journey as a FinnU student, what inspired her to become a PTA as well as her journey back to Finlandia as an instructor.

“The beautiful thing about Finlandia is that it’s like a family. I’m still in touch with my instructors from when I was in the program. [...]

PTA 2+2 Tabin Filizetti Student Spotlight
November 1, 2021

2+2 PTA + Healthcare Management Student Spotlight: Tabin Filizetti

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For FinnU Physical Therapist Assistant and Healthcare Management student Tabin Filizetti, helping individuals take small but influential steps felt like the right fit. He sees the importance in how assisting someone to become more physically capable can make all of the difference. Finlandia’s PTA program is just that; helping people recover through meaningful rehabilitation services.

“Helping people is what I’m all about, the rehabilitation process is amazing to me and I love seeing progress in patients even if it [...]