Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins



  • Feature Writer


She’s prone to social media binges, but Cyndi also takes time to stop and smell the flowers, especially our campus roses. The award-winning editor, journalist and columnist writes and edits for Michigan Tech’s web pages, electronic media and print publications. She finds work-life balance in the garden, on her yoga mat and anywhere near the water.

About Cyndi

  • The former Daily Mining Gazette journalist and editor hails from Houghton and has written for a variety of international, national and regional publications.
  • She co-creates, writes and edits content for the University’s myriad forms of new media, including websites, blogs and other outreach across departments, for new and existing members of the Michigan Tech community.
  • She is a sailor who enjoys Yoga, social media, gardening, and anything near the water. The debut novelist looks forward to writing more books.

Recent Stories 

Creating a Bridge to Accelerate Technology Learning

Michigan undergraduates Karen Helppi, of Calumet, Corey Blankenship, of Gaylord and Isaac Thrasher, of Johannesburg, are among the first recipients of $4,500 annually renewable scholarships to attend Michigan Tech under the Engineering Technology Scholars IMProving Retention and Student Success (ETS-IMPRESS) project. Each is majoring in a different . . . Read More

Grand Entry, Grand Marshal: First Nation Leads Parade of Nations

Parade of Nations and Multicultural Festival, founded and organized by Michigan Technological University, takes place Saturday, September 15, beginning at 11 a.m. in Hancock and culminating in the festival at Dee Stadium in Houghton. This year's food-and-music theme, " Global Beats, International Treats," is rooted in the event's beginnings: Michigan Tech's . . . Read More

The I-Huskies Are Coming

The catalyst for the group's 30-year reunion is Aldo Murut of Brazil, a 1991 graduate with a master's in metallurgical engineering. He and co-organizers Stephanie White ’91 (hails from the USA, graduated with a dual major in mechanical engineering and business) and Thomas Methner ’90 (from Germany, earned his master’s in . . . Read More

New Study Traces University Impact on State Economy

The study by Anderson Economic Group (AEG) also finds that each of Michigan’s 83 counties benefits financially from the University, with Houghton County, where the institution is located, accounting for almost 30 percent of the overall effect.   Commissioned by Michigan Tech, the report uses data primarily drawn from the 2016 fiscal . . . Read More