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 web pages, 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 web pages 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 

Build, Load, Win

10 young people wearing Michigan Tech Steel Bridge Team t-shirts stand in front of       the bridge they assembled indoors with glass doors and windows behind them on a college       campus. They are wearing face masks and some have tool belts.

The winners of the annual American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC) Student Steel Bridge Competition National Finals will be announced June 3. This year, undergrads from Michigan Technological University proved as resilient as the structures they design, fabricate, assemble, and test before industry . . . Read More

Michigan Tech Enterprise Makes SENSE

Eight students stand outside at an airport on wet pavement carrying a SENSE Enterprise       banner with a US Coast Guard Helicopter behind them on a fall day with a gray sky.

With four projects underway and one wrapping up, seven SENSE team members share the rigors and rewards of their endeavors, what it’s like to work with faculty and industry mentors and why it makes sense for any student to fit Enterprise into their schedules. Or, as team member Fiona Chow sums it up: "Cool people. Cool projects. Cool . . . Read More

Q&A with College of Computing Dean Dennis Livesay

A man wearing glasses and a dress shirt and jacket smiles at the camera seated outside       on a college campus with walkway lights and trees in soft focus behind him

In the midst of settling in and setting up — from his campus office to the large portions of his home dedicated to LEGO — Livesay (pronounced Lev-eh-see), shares the journey that brought the inaugural Dave House Dean of the College of Computing to this point in life and career, and the . . . Read More