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Mobile Food Pantry
November 30, 2020

The Mobile Food Pantry is Back at the Chapel on Dec. 3

On Thursday, December 3, Finlandia University will be hosting another Mobile Food Pantry in the parking lot between Old Main and the Chapel of St. Mattew. Organized through Feeding American West Michigan, mobile food pantries help fill the gap in hunger needs in a community, by supplementing the ongoing work of local pantries with much needed fresh produce, meat, and dairy. The truck coming here on December 3 will hold about 15,000 pounds of such items, [...]

October 21, 2020

Volunteers Needed for Mobile Food Pantry Nov. 5

Finlandia volunteers at the 2018 Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry in Ontonagon.

On Thursday, November 5, Finlandia University will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry in the parking lot between Old Main and the Chapel of St. Mattew. Organized through Feeding American West Michigan, mobile food pantries help fill the gap in hunger needs in a community, by supplementing the ongoing work of local pantries with much needed fresh produce, meat, and dairy. The [...]

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May 28, 2019

Applications now open for 2019-20 Portage Health Foundation Scholarship at Finlandia University

The annual Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity for Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties is now accepting applications.

“Partnerships like this are part of what makes the Copper Country such an incredible place to live, learn and grow up in,” said Sandra Turnquist, Director of Student Financial Services, and herself a graduate of Calumet High School. “We will have at least two open scholarships in this program, which is unique in that [...]

January 19, 2019

Finlandia joins community in response to crisis

Finlandia employees volunteering after the June 2018 flood that ravaged the Copper Country.

Copper Country Strong

Early on the morning of Sunday, June 17, 2018 the Copper Country was changed forever as about seven inches of rain came down, mostly between 2 and 5 a.m. For some it was a night they’ll never forget as thunder boomed like a rock band was hitting its mark right in people’s bedrooms, water streamed into basements and first floors after rushing down [...]

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June 4, 2018

Local health sciences students receive Portage Health Foundation Scholarship

Small communities need the support of its healers. With the Portage Health Foundation Scholarship, local students are given tuition aid to encourage them to go into the health sciences and in the hopes that they will remain in or return to the Upper Peninsula for their careers.

“We are trying to help the whole community become healthier,” said Mary Jo Munch, Portage Health Foundation Grants Management Coordinator. “We are hoping to give our young people a foundation to continue caring for [...]

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March 16, 2018

Applications now open for 2018-19 Portage Health Foundation Scholarship

The annual Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity for Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties is now accepting applications.

“Partnerships like this are part of what makes the Copper Country such an incredible place to live, learn and grow up in,” said Sandra Turnquist, Director of Student Financial Services, and herself a graduate of Calumet High School. “We will have at least two open scholarships in this program, which is unique in that [...]

November 30, 2016

Finlandia Success: Haley Neri ’15

This month’s Finlandia University alumni success story is focusing on recent alumni Haley Neri – a double major who is now working as a marketing coordinator at Boss Beauty Supply in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In this question-and-answer session she talks about the meaningful experiences she had at Finlandia that prepared her for her career. She also offers some advice for students currently enrolled at Finlandia.

Meet Haley Neri Majors: Graphic Design and Business Administration Graduation Year: 2015 Hometown: Blissfield, Michigan Current Location: [...]

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July 14, 2016

Portage Health Foundation and Finlandia University announce new partnership

“Stronger Together – Together for Good”

The Portage Health Foundation (PHF) recently awarded Finlandia University $235,000 for facility enhancements and scholarship programming in a partnership known as “Stronger Together – Together for Good.”  The goal of this ongoing partnership is to identify and promote Finlandia University as a regional leader of health science education, and to assist the university in continuing its tradition through the College of Health Sciences of educating a workforce that is better equipped to [...]

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