Social Media

Shannon Rinkinen
"So have your wits about you and dig in."
—Ethel Kennedy

Shannon Rinkinen

Brand Manager

906-487-3162
smrinkin@mtu.edu
Administration Building G16

About Shannon

  • Infuses on-brand tone and messaging for external communications.
  • Manages social media content strategy using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
  • Writes and edits high-impact marketing and communications pieces.
Jackie Johnson

Jackie Johnson

Art Director

906-487-3527
jabjohns@mtu.edu
Administration Building G23B
Scott Balyo
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that's given to us."
—J.R.R. Tolkein

Scott Balyo

Editorial Director

906-487-3510
sabalyo@mtu.edu
Administration Building G20

About Scott

  • Originally from Mackinaw City. Relocated to Houghton from Cody, Wyoming where he served as the chamber of commerce director.
  • Professional experience includes owning his own small-town newspaper along with public relations and marketing roles in tourism, healthcare and economic development.
  • Degree in mass communication from Taylor University (Indiana) and a master's in communication and leadership studies from Gonzaga University.
  • Interests include downhill skiing, hiking, traveling and spending time with his wife and four boys.
Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins

Web Writer

906-487-3181
cmperkin@mtu.edu
Administration Building G29

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.
Becky Barnard

Becky Barnard

Digital Services Specialist II

906-487-3073
rbarnard@mtu.edu
Administration Building G29D

About Becky

  • She assists in project management and web marketing and social media strategy.
  • She represents several areas within the administration side of the university regarding content management system (CMS) services, including the Graduate School, Career Services, and the Great Lakes Research Center.
  • She enjoys hiking, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and biking around the Keweenaw, and lounging with a book on her couch.
Ben Jaszczak

Ben Jaszczak

Multimedia Specialist

906-487-2354
bjjaszcz@mtu.edu
Administration Building G06C