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2022 Portage Health Foundation Logo
April 7, 2022

Applications now open for 2022-23 Portage Health Foundation Scholarship at Finlandia University

Applications are now being accepted for the Portage Health Foundation Scholarship opportunity to Finlandia University students studying healthcare and coming from Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga or Ontonagon counties. The scholarship can be awarded to the same person for up to four years.

This scholarship is open to returning and incoming FinnU students.

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If you would like to fill out a paper application instead, you can find that here:

Portage Health Foundation Finlandia Scholarship Application 2022

Portage Health Foundation Scholarship Eligibility Requirements origin [...]

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 [...]

Healing for the Healers 2022
March 22, 2022

Local healthcare workers invited to ‘Afternoon of Self-Care’ March 26 at FAHC

A day to offer support and thanks to local healthcare workers, Finlandia University is hosting Healing for the Healers: An Afternoon of Self-Care on Saturday, March 26 at the Finnish American Heritage Center.

Guest speakers will be offering suggestions on ways to care for yourself while you are immersed in caring for others. Presented by Finlandia’s College of Health Sciences, patrons can look forward to spending some time adding to their self-care toolbox while they grab a snack and [...]

Hirvonen Hall
March 15, 2022

Finlandia College of Health Sciences announces plans for Towsley Foundation Grant

Since 1998, the Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley Foundation has partnered with Finlandia University in providing instrumental funding toward technology and equipment. The Foundation’s most recent expression came as a five-year $220,000 grant to provide a robust, state-of-the-art healthcare education for FinnU College of Health Sciences students at their new facility.

The project started with renovations made to the former Hancock Public Schools building, now named Hirvonen Hall in recognition of the lifetime legacy of leadership and generosity [...]

PTA Club Soup for Soles
March 11, 2022

Student PTA Club President Filizetti presents March 12 fundraiser Soup for Soles

In this week’s episode of Finlandia Fridays, Student PTA Club President Tabin Filizetti joins the show to talk about Soup for Soles. The PTA Club fundraiser, being held tomorrow, March 12 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Finnish American Heritage Center, aims to provide shoes to local children in need and donate proceeds to the national non-profit organization Shoes4Kids.

“We’re selling tickets right now or you can buy tickets at the door,” Filizetti said. “Soup for Soles is the [...]

PTA Club Corn Hole Contest
February 14, 2022

FinnU Student PTA Club raising money for local causes

Student PTA Club “Shut Your Pie Hole” Contest.

The revival of the Student PTA Club at Finlandia University has brought a number of charitable events to campus since its reboot last fall. Led by club advisor and PTA Instructor Sami Dowling (’10), the student organization is ramping up its efforts this semester through two fundraisers, a February can drive and a March event called Soup for Soles.

The can and bottle drive runs Feb. 14 – Feb. 18, raising [...]

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 [...]

November 19, 2021

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Crystal Whitmarsh (’06, PTA)

“Leadership is about embracing the journey.”

This profound statement from Finlandia University PTA alumna, Dr. Crystal Whitmarsh (’06), encompasses her story, loud and clear. Whitmarsh’s life has a common thread that is found throughout her tapestry of successes; servant leadership. Two of her most recent successes include being featured for the cover story of “Spotlight Magazine” and receiving the 2021 Global Ignite Vision Award (G.I.V.A ) curated and commissioned by Ark and Brook PR.

“Attending and playing basketball at Finlandia [...]

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 [...]

October 20, 2021

Rajala joins Financial Aid staff

Finlandia’s Financial Aid department recently welcomed alumna Jenna Rajala (’15) as the new Coordinator of Student Accounts. Rajala started her higher education journey as a Finlandia student in 2004 and returned to finish her Physical Therapist Assistant degree at the university in 2015.

“This will be my third adventure at Finlandia but my first experience as a staff member,” Rajala said.

After graduating, Rajala worked for a local nursing home as a physical therapist assistant and later served as coordinator for [...]

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