Topic: "Staff"

Manisco Earns Prestigious Chemistry Certification

April 7, 2015

Penny Manisco, HMC Chemistry

Penny Manisco, chemistry laboratory coordinator and the College’s chemical hygiene officer, recently passed the Chemical Hygiene Officer credential requirements and certification exam administered by the National Registry of Certified Chemists. As a staff member in the Department of Chemistry since 2008, Penny uses her chemical and laboratory safety expertise to support Harvey Mudd’s academic enterprise. […]

Princeton Review Lauds Office of Career Services

February 6, 2015


In a recent Today Show broadcast, Princeton Review author Robert Franek discussed his new book, Colleges That Pay You Back, which ranks overall return on investment across American colleges and universities. Harvey Mudd ranked third overall, taking into account outstanding academics and financial assistance coupled with effective job placement. A major reason for that ranking, […]

Harvey Mudd Marketing Materials Earn Top Awards

February 6, 2015


The Communications and Marketing team at Harvey Mudd College recently earned two CASE Awards of Excellence (District VII). The College Viewbook received the Gold Award. The new viewbook features a 3-D model of the Shanahan Center that prospective students can build, photograph and share on social media, as well as a video tour of the […]

Harvey Mudd Says Farewell to Howard Critchell

February 6, 2015

Howard Critchell

Howard “Critch” Critchell, longtime friend, supporter and honorary alumnus of Harvey Mudd College, passed away peacefully Jan. 17, 2015. He was 95. Critch helped create and nurture Harvey Mudd’s aeronautics program, which provided flight instruction to hundreds of students for 28 years. In 1962, Critch and his wife, Iris Cummings Critchell, aeronautics instructor emerita, began […]

Vivian Baker, Former Harvey Mudd College First Lady, Dies

January 14, 2015


Vivian C. Baker of Ithaca, New York, wife of Harvey Mudd College’s second president David Kenneth Baker (1976–1988), passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, at age 90. Vivian served alongside Kenneth for more than a decade, supporting the activities of the College. In a letter detailing the time the couple spent on the Harvey […]

Sedat Serdengecti: Versatile Scholar Impacted Engineering, Physics and Computer Science

January 7, 2015

Sedat Serdengecti

Harvey Mudd College engineering Professor Emeritus Sedat Serdengecti died Nov. 30, 2014, following a heart attack. He was 87. Professor Serdengecti joined Harvey Mudd in 1961 as an assistant professor of physics then moved to the Department of Engineering in 1963 as one of its first faculty members. “Sedat was the person responsible for the […]

College Hires Advancement Professional Debbie Bills

November 24, 2014

Debbie Bills

Debbie Bills recently joined the Harvey Mudd College Office of College Advancement staff as assistant vice president for advancement services. Bills succeeds Liz Baughman, who retires Dec. 5 after working at Harvey Mudd for 36 years. Bills will oversee gift recording and prospect records, prospect research, programming, reporting and all advancement database functions for Harvey Mudd, including all policies […]

Teal Dot Training Equips Bystanders to Act

September 30, 2014


“No one has to do everything. Everyone has to do something.” In an effort to peel back the layers of apathy and equip willing participants with proactive and reactive bystander behaviors, the undergraduate Claremont Colleges (5-Cs) have united to create a program called Teal Dot Bystander Training. The aforementioned motto is a call to replace […]

Appointments Allow Pendakur to Advance STEM Teaching and Mentoring

July 21, 2014

Sumun Pendakur

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) serves as a social justice education hub for the Harvey Mudd College community and beyond, and its staff aims to foster excellence and diversity at all levels of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Selected for her cultural competence and expertise in institutional change, OID Associate Dean Sumun Pendakur […]

Harvey Mudd Welcomes New Associate Dean of Residence Life

July 8, 2014

Leslie Hughes

Harvey Mudd College has hired Leslie Hughes as associate dean of residence life. Hughes will work to further develop and define the residence life program at Harvey Mudd, teaming with fellow members of the Office of Dean of Students and with proctors and mentors. Hughes said she is eager to enhance the student residential experience […]

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