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 

MTU Made: Instructor Face Shields for Fall Semester

Exterior shot of a stone library building with evergreens and deciduous bushes in
      front with a bank of all windows to the left and blue sky above outside in summer.

Headset compatible, adjustable and designed to direct exhalations behind instructors rather than toward students, the shields can be worn during lectures as part of Michigan Tech’s face covering requirement, effective inside all buildings and anytime six-foot physical distancing isn’t possible outdoors. The shields are based on an . . . Read More

MTU Huskies Haul in the Recyclables

A group of eight students with COVID-19 masks on sitting outside in the woods on a
      tarp with a brick house behind them and egg cartons and boxes around them. (Photo
      by Ranit Karmakar)

The Sustainability Demonstration House at Michigan Technological University spearheaded the first Keweenaw Waste Reduction Drive on June 27. It won’t be the last, but hopefully future events won’t be such a roller coaster. The logistics finally came together in June, following the original announcement in February and indefinite postponement . . . Read More

MTU Enterprise Students Want Your Vote for COVID-19 Solutions

a student with safety glasses places his hand on test equipment with a digital readout
      in an open source laboratory on a college campus

When students in Michigan Technological University's Enterprise Program partner with companies to do real projects, it’s a win-win combination. With the challenges for both higher education and business greater than ever, the community also factors into the equation. You can help student entrepreneurs and their corporate and . . . Read More