“I’ll believe it when I see it” a local columnist expressed some years back.At the time, McAfee Field was nearing completion, the lights were going up, and planswere moving forward to expand athletics programming at Finlandia University, includingfor the first time in U.P. and Finlandia history, NCAA Division III football. More than oneyear ago we brought in the leadership needed to build this program and they are doingjust that. In September we launched Finlandia’s inaugural football season.We are enhancing the student experience at Finlandia by growing athletics programsfrom our current 12 to 22. This year we have hired our first head women’s and men’stennis coach and our head coach for women’s and men’s cross country. These twoprograms will be competing for Finlandia in fall 2016. Following these launches willcome women’s and men’s Nordic skiing, wrestling, women’s and men’s lacrosse andmen’s volleyball. These varsity programs will be complemented by junior varsityprograms such as we currently have in men’s hockey and women’s volleyball.Though all these program enhancements are essential vehicles for achieving our studentenrollment, diversity and persistence goals in Plan 2021, they are only that, strategicvehicles. Placed alongside our expanding academic offerings and our enhanced studentsupport programming, these growth vehicles best position Finlandia for a most full anddurable realization of its highest aspiration: to advance expansive learning that bestprepares graduates for the 21st-century workplace and world. This is our vision. It unitesus. It compels us. It ultimately sets us apart.This fall enrollment grew by almost nine percent. Our students are three times morediverse in 2015 than when I began as president in 2007. One in two is from the UpperPeninsula. More are living on campus, enrolled in four-year programs and studying fulltime. We have recently been awarded a multi-year, 1.4 million federal grant for studentlearning support and 100,000 for undergraduate student research in Finland from thePaloheimo Foundation. We have completed 1.3 million in renovations at PaavoNurmi. In spring 2016 we will complete the Terry Talo Lion’s Den at McAfee Field andbegin the next 1.3 million multi-purpose, tennis venue on the north end of the complex.Plans are developing for a residence hall expansion that we hope is ready to receivestudents by fall 2016. Major donors are being sought to complete renovations neededfor the college of health sciences and lead gifts for comprehensive classroom upgradeson our main campus.From the PresidentPHILIP JOHNSONIt has been an exciting start to the academic year for us. I am confident that what followsin this issue of the Bridge will leave you with this same impression.Not unlike the columnist mentioned above, we may choose to live life opting always tobelieve only after seeing. I choose to live otherwise. There is too much in life that wewill never see unless we first believe. I believe in Finlandia, its story, and its future inhigher education. Most of all I believe in our students and their vision for life and for ourworld. I thank you as well, our friends and alumni, for believing.Enjoy your read.Philip JohnsonPresident

FEATURES2 MOMENTUM3 FINLANDIA’S #1 ADVOCATE, KEN SEATON8 10 YEARS OF TANZANIA10 HARRINGTON A RISING STAR12 LETTER FROM VP LENNY KLAVER24 FINNISH AMERICAN HERITAGE BEING PRESERVED25 MESSING AND THE LIONSCAMPUS NEWS .4-7 25 percent increase in incoming class TRIO awarded 1.4 million grant Finlandia receives continuing accreditationFINLANDIA.EDUKarin J. Van DykeVice President for University RelationsMichael H. Babcock, Author/EditorMarketing and CommunicationsBrad Beaudette, Art DirectorDONOR SECTION .15-23 Fiscal Year 2014-15 Donors (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015)ATHLETICS NEWS .26-27 Coach Chase leads men’s soccer team to historic seasonKatherine Hannagan hired to lead softball programCalumet-native Arnie Kinnunen hired as cross country coachFormer U.P. champ brought in to start tennis programALUMNI NEWS.28-29 Regional alumni chapters forming now Alumni reunion sees large crowdCover Photo:Players on the inaugural FinlandiaUniversity football team look onthe field during the final secondsof the team's first win, a 30-14win over Maranatha BaptistUniversity on October 3.Creative DirectorContributing PhotographersJillian SarazinJillian J Photographythe BridgeFinlandia University601 Quincy St.Hancock, MI [email protected] Bridge 2015Volume 68 No.1the Bridge is published periodicallyby Finlandia University.Contents Finlandia University, 2015All rights reservedIf you would like to add, remove orupdate your mailing address, pleasecall 906-487-7204 or [email protected]

DFD EKLDhen Finlandia University’s visioning document Plan 2021was made public in 2014, one result it clearly defined isthat Finlandia University will sustain an enrollment of 750students by 2021. The document (available at outlined the many things needed to cometogether to make this possible.So far, so good.One year in, the university has grown its student population by ninepercent. While the number 537 is well short of 750, it’s a clearsign of progress. That progress is especially obvious when lookingat the number of incoming students. For the second year in a rowFinlandia University has seen growth in its freshman class. This timeby an inspiring 25 percent.That jump in enrollment means a lot to Finlandia. It improves theuniversity’s financial stability. Media is portraying some excitementfor the university. The dorms are full of students excited about theexperience. Morale among students and employees is rising.Momentum is being gained at Finlandia University.“We’re honored that these students are choosing FinlandiaUniversity for their education,” Vice President for InstitutionalAdvancement Lenny Klaver said of the growth. “We cannot waitto see what they accomplish while here.”2the Bridge 2015Those accomplishments are the best part about what is happening.Young people are coming to Finlandia for a transformativeexperience. Through the university’s continued focus on providinga whole-person, liberal arts-based education, students are havingthat transformative experience. The examples you’ll read about inthis publication illustrate that experience. You’ll meet alum VictorHarrington (’08), freshman football player Mitch Messing andjunior nursing major Kristy Kerstner. Each of them tell their ownFinlandia success story.At the core of what Finlandia is doing, that’s always what matters.Providing students with a transformative experience is whatceaselessly matters to Finlandia University.“Everything we’re doing and everything we plan to do is withstudent growth and success in mind,” President Philip Johnson said.And indeed, the plans in place will sustain that momentum:expanded on-campus student housing, instructional spaceupgrades, completion of the College of Health Sciences building,athletics program and facility expansion, and more.As Plan 2021 is lived out on a daily basis the results have beenamazing, and university officials are confident the momentum willcontinue, and hope you’ll be here to experience the momentumwith them.

KEN SEATONFINLANDIA’S #1 ADVOCATEEveryone at Finlandia University knows Ken Seaton. Why wouldn’t they? Theguy has been a fixture at the university for more than a half century. It’s notjust at Finlandia, either. Some know him well through his activity at GloriaDei Lutheran Church in Hancock, some through his involvement with Canal Run,some from his time with D&N Bank (now called FirstMerit Bank), and onFinlandia’s campus he’s remembered most for his 50 years of service to theuniversity as an active member of the Board of Trustees.Those that know Ken will tell you similar things. He is always good for a smile.He has a sense of humor everyone loves. Friendly, light hearted, approachable.What you might expect from a people person like Ken is someone who wouldlove to talk about the great friends he made at Finlandia. And Ken does.Finlandia and its people are like family to him.However, when Ken is asked what he’s most proud of after spending 50 yearsas a trustee at Finlandia, he’ll quickly respond by boasting about the work hisfellow trustees and university administration did to keep the university in aposition of strength.“We were put in some hard situations,” he said. “I am proud of the support I wasable to provide to our leadership, the three presidents I served under mostspecifically.”That would be the late Ralph Jalkanen, Bob Ubbelohde and Johnson.“Each of them came to Finlandia at a critical time in the institution’s history, andthey were the right person at the right time,” he said. “We made it through somecritical junctures.”For Jalkanen that included making a stand when Lutheran Church of Americaleadership (LCA) were interested in shutting down, and then eventually inmerging the university with another LCA school. Ubbelohde tackled theimmensely challenging decision to move from Suomi College, a two-yearinstitution to Finlandia University, a four-year institution. Johnson came into a toughfinancial situation, and has pulled Finlandia to more stable ground. Maybe moreimportantly, he has a clear vision for a more stable future for the organization.“Each of these people were so committed to the university,” Seaton said. “I wasproud to work with them. Somehow they were able to guide us through tryingtimes to a stronger future.”Each of those decisions altered the future of Finlandia University, and each weredecisions that Seaton proudly supported through and through. Seaton is stillheavily involved with the school, including attending many events on campus.“It’s family,” he said. “I still see Finlandia people all the time.”The relationships gained over 50 years will last forever, and both FinlandiaUniversity and Ken Seaton are better off because of it.finlandia.edu3

CAMPUS NEWSFINLANDIA RECEIVES CONTINUING ACCREDITATIONFinlandia University recently received notice from theHigher Learning Commission of the North CentralAssociation for Colleges and Schools (NCA-HLC) of itscontinuing accredited status. This action follows a March2015 comprehensive site visit for reaffirmation ofaccreditation by a commission-approved site team.Finlandia’s last comprehensive site visit occurred in 2007.Finlandia has been continuously accredited since 1969.“We are very happy with the news of receiving continuedaccreditation with the HLC,” VP for Academic and StudentAffairs Fredi de Yampert said. “Everyone at the universityworked very hard on our self-study and preparing for thesite visit. I especially want to thank the team of faculty andstaff who helped gather our data and write the self-study.”BUSINESS SCHOOL AMONG MOST INNOVATIVEFinlandia University’s International School of Business hasbeen ranked among the most innovative small collegebusiness departments by Business Research Guide. Theranking was published on the organization's website inSeptember.Learn more about the Higher Learning Commission of theNorth Central Association for Colleges and Schools by Information on Finlandia’s accreditedstatus can always be found at Research Guide selected and ranked the top50 from among the qualifying programs. FinlandiaUniversity was ranked 25th.DICK ENBERG CREATES RADIO SPOTSIf you turned on the radio in the Copper Country duringa Finlandia Lions football game week, you might havebeen lucky enough to hear the familiar sounds of MajorLeague Baseball Hall of Fame announcer Dick Enbergtalking about Finlandia Football.“We’re honored to have earned this recognition,” saidKevin Manninen, the school’s dean. “The InternationalSchool of Business provides excellent learningopportunities for students interested in a career inbusiness.”Enberg is a sportscaster for the San Diego Padres baseballteam. Previously he’s announced National Football Leaguegames, major professional tennis and golf events, andnationally broadcasted NCAA Division I athletics.Listen to the commercials by visiting (’01) TAKES OVER THEREINS AS REGISTRAR AT FINLANDIAJason Sullivan has been named registrar at Finlandia University. He is filling thevacancy left by longtime University Registrar Evelyn Goke, who retired at the endof May. Sullivan began his new position on Monday, June 1, moving from hisprevious position of assistant director of financial aid.“I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the financial aid office,” Sullivan said, notinghe specifically enjoyed the opportunity he had to work with so many differentpeople across campus. “I am excited to have the opportunity to continue workingwith students, faculty and staff in this new role.”Sullivan graduated from Finlandia University in 2001. Later that year he beganworking in the financial aid office, where he coordinated the student loanprogram, work-study program, financial aid filings and helped work with familiesof students.4the Bridge 2015

STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES EXPANDEDThe Cooperative Center for Study Abroad(CCSA) welcomed Finlandia University to itsranks in early 2015. CCSA is a non-profitconsortium that develops, plans and coordinatesstudy abroad programs in predominantly Englishspeaking countries.25 PERCENT INCREASE IN INCOMING CLASSFor the second straight year Finlandia Universitywelcomed a bigger incoming group of students than theyear before. This year the jump is 25 percent. At 287students, it’s the second largest incoming group inschool history.Erin Barnett, Director of Academic Success andStudent Life at FinnU, serves as the university’sCCSA campus representative. She said heruniversity seeks to develop the whole studentthrough study abroad experiences to help themembrace cultural diversity and explore the idea ofvocation from a global perspective.“CCSA makes traveling abroad easy, providingsupport and instruction leading up to andthroughout the experience,” Barnett said.“Our campus is buzzing with activity right now,” VicePresident for Institutional Advancement Lenny Klaver said atthe time. “We’re honored that these students are choosingFinlandia University for their education, and we cannotwait to see what they accomplish while here.”Overall enrollment at the school is up nearly 9 percentto a total population of 537. Finlandia Hall, theschool’s lone residence hall, is up more than 20percent. The total population at the dormitory is themost in school history.TRIO AWARDED 1.4 MILLION GRANTFinlandia University has been awarded 286,598annually for the next five years by the U.S. Departmentof Education to provide students with academic andother support services they need to stay in college andearn a bachelors degree. These students meet incomeguidelines, are the first in their family to pursue abachelors degree, or possess a learning or physicaldisability. Nationally students involved in these federallyfunded program have achieved higher persistence andgraduation rates.“Every student has the right to an equal opportunity tolearn and succeed in college,” U.S. Secretary ofEducation Arne Duncan said in a press release. “Thesegrants provide critical support to students who can benefitfrom extra help and encouragement along their collegejourney, enabling them to reach their personal goals andcontribute to the economic vitality of our nation.”The funding will help Finlandia support 180 studentsannually for the next five years.PALOHEIMO FELLOWS PROGRAM LAUNCHEDIn 2015 Finlandia University launched thePaloheimo Fellows Program, a unique educationalopportunity designed and implemented by Dr.Hilary Virtanen, director of Finlandia’s Finnishand Nordic Studies program.Each year four students will be selected toparticipate in a spring-semester seminar combiningqualitative research methods from the discipline ofanthropology with a basic course in Finnish culture.The course culminates in each student developingan individualized field research program that willtake place in May in Tampere, Finland.The Paloheimo Fellows Program is an innovativeexpression of Finlandia University’s continuedengagement with its heritage as an institute ofhigher learning founded by Finnish immigrants. Itis funded by generous grants from the PaloheimoFoundation in Solvang, California, and John andPauline Kiltinen, of Marquette. The initial groupparticipated last May, and funding has beenguaranteed for 2016 and 2017.finlandia.edu5

TWO GRADUATES HIREDAS ENROLLMENT OFFICERSFinlandia University Class of 2015 graduatesAugustine Brutus and Micah Laban were hiredas enrollment officers by Finlandia Universitythis past summer. Both are former studentathletes and academic standouts in Finlandia’sInternational School of Business."We’re excited that we are able to bringMicah and Augustine into the admissionsteam," Director of Admissions Travis Hansonsaid. "Both have excelled academically andwere great ambassadors of the universityhere as students. Now they're on the roadspreading the Finlandia message all over theMidwest, and helping others follow theirpassions here at Finlandia."MOBILE FOOD PANTRY BACK ON CAMPUSIn mid October Finlandia University held amobile food pantry for the second straightyear. A collaborative effort from the WesternUpper Peninsula Food Bank, campus ministry,the community, Feeding America WesternMichigan and more than 60 Finlandia studentvolunteers made this possible.With the help from all the volunteers, 16,408pounds of food where handed out to roughly1,013 community members. Many of thosewho received the food arrived hours beforefood was distributed, and Servant LeadershipHouse director René Johnson estimated that atsome points more than 500 people werewaiting in line for the food.FINNISH AMERICAN REPORTERWINS FOUR AWARDSThe Finnish American Reporter wasrecognized early this year with four GoodNews Awards. The awards included a newsstory by David Maki, feature story by MinnaSalomaa, editorial by James Kurtti and aphoto by Kurtti.Nearly 50 media professionals and groupsfrom throughout the Upper Peninsula wererecognized for the positive stories they wroteand programs they produced during 2014at the 18th annual Good News Awardsluncheon held at Grace United MethodistChurch in Marquette.The FAR also unveiled a new website this year;visit the website at Bridge 2015FINLANDIA FRIENDS AWARD INTRODUCEDFinlandia University introduced Finlandia Friends, a tuitioninitiative that rewards enrolled students for referring friends tojoin them at Finlandia, in early 2015.“The Finlandia Friends Award intends to grow Finlandia’slearning community with academically successful, sociallyresponsible and community-engaged students,” President PhilipJohnson said. “It achieves this by more intentionally engagingFinlandia’s most effective recruiters: its students.”To learn more about the program, and Finlandia’s other tuitioninitiatives visit ANNUAL KEWEENAW JOB FAIRMichigan Works!, Finlandia University and The Finlandia CEOClub hosted the second annual Keweenaw Job Fair in April atthe Finnish American Heritage Center in Hancock.The fair featured regional employers looking to fill career, fulltime, part-time and seasonal positions. It was created forFinlandia University students and Keweenaw residents that arein the market to jump start their career.In 2014 the event saw nearly 200 job seekers come throughthe door; it’s estimated a similar number attended the secondannual event.FINLANDIA BOARD OF TRUSTEES – NEW MEMBERSBoard governance at Finlandia continues to go from strength tostrength. New members elected since 2014 include Dr. SarahKemppainen, Ms. Shelby Hamar, and Mr. Alan Fries (’76).Each of these trustees bring the human qualities andprofessional acumen needed to advance Finlandia’s missionand vision. This past September, Dr. Art Puontinen was electedto the board and will begin serving in January 2016. Artpreviously served on the board in the 1990s.The board has also seen retirements: Mr. Ron Helman, Ms.Patricia Van Pelt and Mr. Ken Seaton. These three trusteesrepresent a total of 78 years of service on the Board of Trustees.All three of these trustees were granted emeritus status for theirdistinguished service. One of them, however, stands alone foryears of service, leadership and generosity (see page 3).

FINLANDIA BREAKS GROUND ON FIRST PHASE OF FIELDHOUSEPrior to Finlandia’s first NCAA Division III footballJohnson was joined by several members of thegame, university leadership had something a little morecommunity for a groundbreaking ceremony at McAfeelong-term in mind as they announced the start ofField (pictured above). The project was designed byconstruction on the first phase of the athletics fieldhouseOHM Advisors, with LJJ Construction serving as theat McAfee Field.general contractor on the project. Finlandia is investing 700,000 for this phase of the project.“This is a good day for Finlandia,” President PhilipJohnson said. “This project marks another step towardThe 3,970-square foot structure will house the “Terry Talomeeting the commitments we have made in our strategicLion’s Den,” accommodating a football roster of 110vision, Plan 2021.”student athletes.HANCOCK'S JARED KORPELA NAMED STUDENT REPRESENTATIVEJared Korpela was named student representative for the Finlandia UniversityClass of 2015. Korpela, a Hancock native, was chosen for this role by theFinlandia Academic Achievement Committee based on the success he hashad inside and outside of the classroom.“This is an incredible honor for me,” Korpela said. “I know that any memberof our class could have earned this recognition, as all of us have worked hardto get to this point.”Korpela was an accounting major who received a bachelor’s degree inbusiness administration. He graduated with a grade point average of 3.97,and graduated Summa Cum Laude. As student representative, Korpeladelivered a speech at the university’s commencement exercises. Aside from theexcellent GPA, Korpela worked nearly 40 hours a week, participated in theFUEL Studio and was the president of the university’s accounting club.finlandia.edu7

That’s exactly how it ended up working out. Johnson,who lived in Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia prior totaking the job at Finlandia, worked with universityofficials, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Americachurches throughout the Upper Peninsula and contactsin Tanzania to set-up the original trip, which included atotal of 18 people.“For the first two years it was half Finlandia students andhalf students from Lutheran churches in the U.P.,”Johnson said. “The experience was a bit different inthose early years as it was really about developing ourrelationships.”ou can’t find someone who’s participated in the FinlandiaUniversity Service & Learning in Tanzania Experience whowon’t unreservedly speak about the remarkable experience.“It was absolutely life changing,” said Becky Panasiewicz, a 2006graduate of Finlandia who was lucky enough to experience the triptwice. “There is no way you can have that experience, and not bechanged for the rest of your life.”Panasiewicz’s statement is bold. But it’s just that kind of life-definingopportunity, rich in possibility for personal growth, that keepsprogram director René Johnson excited about it every year.“My years of living in East Africa taught me how to be a betterhuman, and I get to witness that transformation in our students,”Johnson said. “It’s only three weeks, so it’s only a seed, but you cansee the beginnings of this shift in perspective in each and everystudent that takes part.”Johnson was hired at Finlandia in 2005 specifically to develop aconnection between Finlandia and Tanzania as part of a grantfrom Thrivent Financial that was co-written by Judy Buddand Rev. Jimalee Jones.“The idea was to develop a servant leadershippresence on campus,” Johnson said.“One idea was to take advantage ofthe Northern Great Lakes SynodCompanion Synod Relationshipwith the Eastern and CoastalDiocese in Tanzania.”8the Bridge 2015Those two years were special for Panasiewicz, whowent on the first trip as a senior at FinnU and the secondtrip as a chaperone.“I can’t believe that was 10 years ago already,” she said. “I foundthe people there to be so loving, so welcoming, so accepting. Itwas a beautiful experience. The culture is so active and fun. Themusic, the dancing, it was all so beautiful.”While there Panasiewicz and crew helped build a library and acommunity kitchen. More importantly, though, they learned how lifeworked in a different part of the world.“The welcoming nature of the families was heartwarming,” shesaid. “That’s definitely what I took away the most from myexperience. Some of them were in what we would see as survivalmode, living in small homes that may or may not have adequateroofs, but yet they were incredibly welcoming.”The whole experience still holds a special place in Panasiewicz’sheart. She hopes students at Finlandia realize the opportunitythey have.“This will broaden their perspective of the world, and give them ahands-on experience with a culture that has a lot of lessons toprovide,” she said. “Go in with no expectations, and open up youreyes to just how big and different the world can be.”That thought has never swayed from Johnson’s eyes as shecreated plans for the trip. By the third year, she had come upwith a structure that provided the best possible experience:Accept a few less students, make the work more interactive andfocus on putting Finlandia students right in the midst of day-today life in Tanzania.

“By the third year, we started to have relationships in place,”Johnson said. “We now have some really dear friends who receiveour group with a lot of enthusiasm. That’s one of the key markers ofthis experience. It’s critical for us to interact with Tanzanians (not justTanzania) to create a more intimate, authentic experience wherewe are able to truly interact with people and learn from them.”Students stay with local hosts. They use public transportation. Theexperience is, if nothing else, truly genuine.“I love it because I get to see Africa fresh again every year throughthe eyes of the students,” she said. “The friendships we’vedeveloped there are very authentic; Finlandia is a known entity inthe Lutheran church in Tanzania.”The experience is still everything it was meant to be.“It opened my eyes,” said Kristy Kerstner, a junior nursing studentwho made the trip in May of this year. “I wanted to travel, I wantedto see a different culture and actually experience it. That’s what wegot to do on a daily basis with our host families.”The results aren’t surprising. According to the World HealthOrganization life expectancy is 61 for men and 65 for women inTanzania, compared to 76 and 81 in the United States. Infantmortality rates are 35 per 1,000 compared to just six in the UnitedStates (according to World Bank).“The acceptance of death is a striking difference,” Miron said. “It’sa lot different over there.”The hospital they work at has an emergency room that’s aboutthe same size as the one in Hancock, but the city has apopulation equal to that of Chicago. The differences are stark.Students get to see that on a daily basis when there. It’s hard,but it’s meaningful.“This is a truly developing country,” Kerstner said. “Their way oflife is filled with challenges. We don’t realize how good we haveit here.”Kerstner was one of four nursing students who participated in a newtwist to the trip. In 2010 Finlandia nursing instructor Mark Mironstarted attending. It took him a couple of years, but he eventuallydeveloped a relationship with staff at Muhimbili National Hospital.“The nursing students who make the trip get a great experience,”Miron said. “They get exposed to a healthcare system that is a lotdifferent than ours. It gives you some perspective on how fortunatewe are.”The hospital is a 1,500-bed facility, and is the only large hospitalin a country with a population of more than 45 million.“Every morning there is a huge crowd waiting outside of thehospital hoping to be seen,” Miron said. “It gives you a differentperspective of the world. What is seen in Tanzania is more typicalthan what we see here when you think about the population of theworld.”Kerstner, a Rapid River, Michigan native, certainly had her eyesopened by the experience. She spent time in the birthing unit,pediatric burn unit and emergency room at the hospital.“We really have nothing to complain about here,” Kerstner said. “Itopened my eyes to that. We complain a lot about our healthcaresystem. Over there they try so hard to utilize the resources theyhave, technology is pretty much a zero over there.”Finlandia students and staff help on the floor when there, andsometimes there’s more than that.“[Local healthcare providers] are often learning on the job,”Kerstner said, meaning that Finlandia students weren’t justobservers while at the hospital, but also helpers and occasionallyteachers in certain circumstances.It’s a meaningful, authentic and real experience that the studentsand Tanzanian hosts aren’t likely to forget. The 2016 cycle isalready underway; in late October Johnson held the firstinformational meeting for the upcoming class.The 10-year old Finlandia University tradition remains strong.finlandia.edu9

THIS TIME FOR SUCCESS OFF THECOURT AS HE MOVES UP THE RANKSIN U.P. HEALTHCARE MARKETINGIt was only eight years ago that Victor Harrington wasspending late nights in the lab at the Jutila Center,sporting a Finlandia Lions jersey on the basketball courtand beginning an internship as a graphic designer at thelocal hospital in Hancock.10t

the Bridge 2015 Volume 68 No.1 . Former U.P. champ brought in to start tennis program ALUMNI NEWS.28-29 Regional alumni chapters forming now . Harrington (’08), freshman football player Mitch Messing and junior nursing major Kristy Kerst