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Tag Archive: Student Spotlight

August 25, 2021

Student Spotlight: Austin Keranen, Biology

For FinnU biology student Austin Keranen, his first declared major didn’t feel like the right fit. He wanted to choose a degree that fell in line with his personal interests and made him feel enthused to learn. Since Keranen was a dual enroll student at Finlandia from Hancock Central High School, he was able to draw from that experience when declaring his biology major.

“I completed BIO 171 as a dual enrolled student. I really enjoyed the content [...]

March 30, 2021

Student Spotlight: Valerie Helminen, Graphic Design

Sophomore Valerie Helminen, a graphic design major from Calumet, Mich. couldn’t seem to find the right fit when it came to colleges. Having previously attended Michigan Tech and four other schools, Helminen was looking for her next move. While attending Utica College in New York pondering what her next plan was, it seemed she had found it when her dad mentioned that Finlandia was looking for goalies. 

“I was in New York playing hockey when my dad had heard Finlandia [...]

March 1, 2021

Student Spotlight: Rheanna Bain, Psychology Major

Rheanna Bain is a junior from Hawai’i studying psychology in the Suomi College of Arts & Sciences and is also on the FinnU Softball team. She hopes to pursue her Master’s in Social Work after graduating from FinnU. Learn more about Rheanna in her interview with Director of Marketing, Olivia Myers, below.  What are you majoring in at Finlandia and why did you decide to study at FinnU? How did you end up at Finlandia all the way [...]

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November 23, 2020

Student Spotlight: Lillian Johnson, Management & Entrepreneurship Major

Lillian Johnson is a local to the Hancock area, is majoring in Entrepreneurship and Management at Finlandia and will graduate in December 2020. Amanda Staege recently interviewed her about her time at Finlandia.

Why did you choose to major in Entrepreneurship and Management?

After high school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for my career. However, Hancock offered all graduating students the Hancock Promise as a chance to get a college degree at minimal costs. The Hancock Promise [...]

June 26, 2018

Student Spotlight: Gina Geliche

MEET GINA GELICHE Hometown: Union Grove, WI Major: Fiber & Fashion Design Groups: Servant Leadership House and Helsinki Slang Year: Senior When Gina Geliche started as a student at Finlandia University three years ago, she wasn’t planning on majoring in Fiber and Fashion Design.

 

Geliche, now a senior, grew up with a family of weavers, shoemakers and textile makers. Despite the history of weaving in her family, Geliche began looking for English, Art and Finnish studies programs when she started her college hunt.

Like most young [...]

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