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 

Class of 2021 Celebrates Midyear Commencement

A young man in a suit stands outside in front of a brick and glass building with trees behind him on the Michigan Tech campus.

The ceremony, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Student Development Complex Varsity Gymnasium, is the moment nearly 500 Huskies have been waiting for as recipients of hard-earned bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. degrees. They’ll be addressed by student speaker Jay Czerniak, a civil engineering major from Medford, Wisconsin, who graduates with a minor in philosophy and ethics. . . . Read More

Successful By Design

Seven sketches of women in gowns on a table with female hands shown holding them in a costume design shop.

Mary Cyr rolls a costume rack along the familiar-to-her path from the light-filled second floor of Walker Arts and Humanities Center down into the dark, cool underbelly of Michigan Tech’s Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts. The cart balks entering the elevator (and resists straight-line navigation in general). Cyr, unrattled, pauses under the orchestra pit. "They tend to veer," she says, . . . Read More

Let's Play Hockey! 100 Years of Husky Heritage

1921-2021 Michigan Tech Hockey 100 Years logo over  a background of the MacInnes Ice Arena.

If you ever swayed to the Copper Country Anthem, taunted the opposing goalie with the Sieve Cheer, or shoveled off the rink (!) it's your story, too. Start your skate down Memory Rink with a click on the Husky icon of your choice. As you explore past and present Husky Hockey Highlights (John Scott apparel, anyone?), please add your gratitude to the history keepers who helped with this project, . . . Read More

Q&A with Diversity Award Winner Sonia Goltz

A woman with a hand on her hip smiles with a Husky statue and plaza and a brick building behind her.

"Doing the easy things will not move us forward," says Sonia Goltz, a Michigan Technological University College of Business faculty member whose research focuses on gender equity issues and related topics — including social power and equity. She shares the 2021 award with Amy Lyn Howard, a doctoral candidate in Michigan Tech's rhetoric, theory, and culture program who recently served as . . . Read More