Cyndi Perkins

Cyndi Perkins


  • Senior Content Specialist, University Marketing and Communications


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 webpages, digital 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.
  • Specializing in feature writing, she co-creates, writes, and edits content for the University, from webpages and Michigan Tech Magazine stories to social media.
  • 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 

Two students who went to Michigan Tech together stand in front of the University sign outside the year they came to MTU.

You've Got a Friend in Me: Childhood Pals Achieve Michigan Tech Milestones Together

Summer Youth Programs (SYP) and academic excellence brought the pair to Michigan Technological University from their small Upper Peninsula communities near Iron Mountain, Michigan. Alexa hails from Sagola; Slagle, from Felch. They met at North Dickinson County School. "We became friends through A.J. giving me his extra Pokémon cards and we’ve been close ever since," said Slagle. "We lived together our first two years of college, joined the same fraternity and now we’re moving to the same area. Can’t avoid this guy even if I tried to!" Read More

A young woman stands in Husky Plaza at Michigan Tech in front of the Husky statue. She is student speaker for springcommencement 2022.

MTU Class of 2022 Celebrates Spring Commencement

The ceremony, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the John J. MacInnes Student Ice Arena, is a milestone for more than 950 Huskies receiving their hard-earned bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees. They’ll be addressed by student speaker Brooke Tienhaara, who will earn her B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) with a minor in philosophy and ethics, and commencement speaker John U. Bacon, a bestselling author who serves on Michigan Tech’s Board of Trustees. Read More

A 3D printed image of the Michigan Tech logo 1885 with a Husky on a rock and the words Michigan Tech

Research for Real Life: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources for Faculty

Michigan Technological University’s new DEIS Where to Go for What directory covers everything from finding accessible technology to mentoring underrepresented faculty. Divided into three categories — diversity and accessibility, equity and advocacy, and inclusion and a sense of belonging — the resource lives under the policies tab on Michigan Tech’s ADVANCE Initiative website. Units across campus are welcome to share the directory on social media, in their departments and on their webpages. Read More

College of Computing Tomorrow Needs Michigan Tech reads the gold banner on a glass walkway with blue sky and green trees arching overhead.

First Computing[MTU] Showcase Brings Best and Brightest to Multifaceted Event

The showcase, jointly hosted by Michigan Tech’s College of Computing and the University’s Institute of Computing and Cybersystems, will also honor its own. The event begins Monday, April 4, with an awards and induction ceremony, along with a discussion panel and reception at Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The showcase runs all day Tuesday and Wednesday in the Memorial Union Building featuring workshops, panels, demonstrations and talks by computing visionaries including alumna Dianne Marsh ’86 ’92. "Dianne is one of our most distinguished computer science alums, having worked in multiple industries, and now as director of device and security content at Netflix," said Dennis Livesay, dean of the College of Computing. Read More