Finlandia University has recently hired Melanie Thurmond as its College of Health Sciences Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program Director and Assistant Instructor.
Thurmond (’06) attained an associate’s degree from Finlandia’s PTA program and a bachelor’s degree from DeVry University in Finance. In addition, Thurmond holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Findlay, an opportunity provided by Finlandia’s graduate pathway toward the DPT program. Practicing as a PTA for nine years and as a DPT for six, Thurmond also [...]
Finlandia University was well represented on the 2020-21 Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference (C2C) All-Academic team. A total of 34 Lions were on the list.
The criteria for the team was being a member of a C2C championship sport and having a 3.20 G.P.A. or higher for the 2020-21 academic year earn a spot on the All-Academic team. A total of 53.4% of C2C student-athletes posted a 3.20 GPA this year (1,329 of 2,490).
Nicco Carter, Joe Heinonen, Logan Latvis and Danny [...]
Join us at the Paavo Nurmi gym on Tuesday, March 10 at 5 pm to celebrate the women’s basketball teams’ ACAA Conference Championship win. In addition to celebrating the conference championship win, we will be celebrating Katie Lundeen, Carsyn Osterman and Mariah Dunham on their ACAA honors.
The entire campus community is welcome to join. Cake and glowsticks will be provided.
On this episode of Finlandia Fridays, women’s basketball coach Mariah Dunham swings by the set to fill-in host, Olivia Myers about the recent ACAA Championship win. The two talk about the first title in school history for the women’s basketball team, ACAA honors, and more!
“It was really a testament to the girl’s focus. We went in just kind of being that underdog and the underdog mentality,” said Dunham. “Knowing that we have to go into Saturday’s game [...]
It’s graduation season at FinnU! Student representative, Haley Makela stopped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about her experiences as an active member on campus. Featuring guest host Monica Freeman, the two soon-to-be-graduates discussed their excitement to graduate. “I’m very thankful to be done,” remarked Makela, “it’s been a long four years.”
“It’s a great honor to be selected as the student representative. It’s something I have strived for since my freshman year,” said Makela.
Finlandia University’s 2019 graduating class will hear from marketing major Haley Makela during this year’s commencement ceremony as the local student was selected as Student Representative. Makela has succeeded in and out of the classroom, all while being a dual-sport athlete in basketball and soccer.
“As a freshman I was always working to be the Student Representative,” she recalled, thinking back to her first days on campus. “It was a goal for myself [...]
Women’s basketball coach Mariah LaPointe-Dunham dropped by Finlandia Fridays this week to talk about her favorite pastime, basketball. LaPointe-Dunham, who was hired just prior to the fall semester, has jumped into her position as head coach.
“It’s been quite an adventure for me, kind of being hired on the spot and having about a week to prepare for a season and get to know my athletes at the same time,” stated LaPointe-Dunham. Despite the craziness of the position [...]