Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins


  • Associate Director of Communications, University Marketing and Communications


An award-winning editor, journalist, and columnist, Cyndi generates and manages key communications projects that tell the story of Michigan Tech on digital and print platforms. A story shepherd who thrives on collaboration, her superpowers include content strategy and editorial management. 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.
  • Specializing in compelling storytelling and cohesive on-brand messaging, the Michigan Tech alumna manages, writes, and edits content across university platforms, from webpages to MTU News.
  • A novelist active in the Upper Peninsula Authors and Publishers Association, the Authors Guild member looks forward to writing more books—and to camping trips in her RV with husband Scott and Goldendoodle Max.

Recent Stories 

Undergraduate researcher Abe Stone records application of a native fungi on invasive buckthorn trees in a forest near Michigan Technological University.  Stone is looking for effective ways to slow the spread of invasive buckthorn trees, which are rapidly altering the Midwest landscape.

Fungus Among Us: MTU Student Using Native Fungi to Weaken Invasive Trees

On a metal counter in Michigan Tech’s forest microbiology lab, a dozen clear glass flasks agitate on a shaker. Each is about one-eighth full of small, saffron-yellow gelatinous balls — solid globs of the fungus Chondrostereum purpureum growing in a malt-extract solution. Abe Stone, propagator of the mycelium, stands nearby, regarding the fresh batch of fungi balls with a satisfied smile. Read More

ROTC cadets running down a dirt road.

Leaders of the Pack

To civilians, it might be challenging to distinguish between the Arctic Warriors, US Army ROTC 1st Arctic Battalion, and Guardians of the North, US Air Force ROTC Detachment 400, without seeing them in dress uniform. The programs share a building, several traditions, and the common goal of graduating Huskies as commissioned officers. Each program fosters a close community that encourages and celebrates both group and individual accomplishments. Read More

Processing a sample in the COVID-19 testing lab.

Research in Focus: H-STEM Rising

One of the guiding principles of the H-STEM Complex's design is that those within and outside will be able to witness teams working together in shared, flexible, collaborative lab spaces—perhaps the most visual definition in Michigan Tech history of how interdisciplinary research works at the University. But the cohesive elements of Michigan Tech's overall health research, teaching, and outreach strategy, which have also been building momentum, are already abundantly clear. Read More

A solar panel with snow on the edges.

Research in Focus: Shedding Snow, Powering UP

Location, location, location is more than a real estate adage. It's the wellspring for energy solutions, says Ana Dyreson, who leads Michigan Tech's Great Lakes Energy Group and collaborates on several climate- and energy-focused projects underway at Tech.
"I study the regional impacts and drivers of energy transition because new technologies and technological systems will function best when designed for the people and places where they will operate," she says. Read More

A Michigan Tech student talks to a recruiter at Career Fair, where thousands of interviews will be landed as students and companies meet.

Why Hire a Husky? Michigan Tech Career Fair Recruiters Explain

More than 200 companies are registered to attend spring Career Fair 2024 at Michigan Tech, one of the largest campus job fairs in the U.S. The University hosts two Career Fairs annually, each attracting companies from multiple industry sectors hiring for internships, co-ops and full-time jobs. As many as 7,000 student interviews are available during each Career Fair, and each event is preceded by CareerFEST, a series of casual networking events and career development workshops to help students prepare. Read More

A student stands in front of an ice sculpture of a cow during Michigan Tech Winter Carnival. The campus clocktower and string lights are in the background.

Michigan Tech Winter Carnival 2024 Celebrates the Great Outdoors

Michigan Technological University’s 2024 Winter Carnival begins with the traditional All-Nighter on Wednesday, Feb. 7, and wraps up Saturday, Feb. 10. This year’s theme is "From Forests to Shores We Love the Outdoors."
Dlugos enjoyed seeing the 2024 theme morph from a motto on a sticky note in the student organization office to a full-blown merch line featuring a Husky puppy gazing at an Upper Peninsula-shaped constellation against the backdrop of the northern lights. Read More