Category: "Staff"

Palucki Blake Receives Order of the Wart

Laura Palucki Blake

Laura Palucki Blake, assistant vice president for institutional research and effectiveness, received the Order of the Wart from the Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association in appreciation for her contributions to the alumni community during her six-year tenure. An expert in assessment, Palucki Blake works with faculty, departments, programs and the academic leadership of the College […]

Briggs Awarded Mudd Prize

Thyra Briggs

Thyra Briggs, vice president for admission and financial aid, is the recipient of the 2020 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. The honor was announced at the College’s Convocation ceremony, held virtually via Zoom, Aug. 25. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is designated for use within the College at the […]

Staff Members Coons and Givigliano Retire

Harvey Mudd College, Olin building

Harvey Mudd College announced the retirement of two longtime employees this summer. David Coons, director of foundation relations, retired July 24 after serving for over 15 years within the Advancement Office, securing funding from and growing partnerships with foundations and corporate partners. Prior to HMC, Coons was director of foundation and government relations at the […]

Debbie Laird Receives 2020 Binder Prize

Debbie Laird

Debbie Laird, administrative coordinator for the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts, was selected to receive the 2020 Mary G. Binder Prize, announced the Selection Committee. The Mary G. Binder Prize honors a member of HMC’s support staff “who combines a record of exceptional service with a truly helpful and friendly attitude toward […]

HMC Honors Outstanding Staff Members

Leadership Award Winners Outstanding Staff Member

During Harvey Mudd College’s eighth annual Leadership Awards, BJ Haddad and Gigi Limon each received an Outstanding Staff Member award. Community members gathered via Zoom Meeting for this year’s awards ceremony celebrating students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. The Outstanding Staff Member award recognizes staff members for their positive contributions […]

HMC-Wide Effort Produces Face Shields for Healthcare Providers

Liz Orwin

Thanks to a collaborative effort among Harvey Mudd College alumni, faculty and staff, the College has begun producing hundreds of face shields to be distributed to local healthcare providers. Using an open-source design co-created by Elizabeth Johansen ’01, engineering professor David Harris, his son, Abraham, and HMC machine shop manager Drew Price have been printing […]

Harvey Mudd College Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

HMC seal

Harvey Mudd College is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright scholars (faculty, researchers and administrators) for 2019–2020 among bachelor’s institutions, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Three baccalaureate institutions—Harvey Mudd, Washington and Lee University, and Wheaton College (Illinois)—topped the list with three scholars each. The Fulbright Program was […]

German Higher Education: A Lesson in History, Freedom and Grace

Colleen Coxe

Colleen Coxe, Harvey Mudd College senior director of corporate relations, received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to travel to Germany as part of the U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program (IEA). Coxe participated in a group seminar designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with Germany’s higher education system, society and culture. Coxe recounts the […]

Harvey Mudd’s Homework Hotline Celebrates 30,000 Caller

Homework Hotline caller, Harvey Mudd College

Since Harvey Mudd College launched its Homework Hotline a decade ago, tutors have fulfilled a much-needed service that more than 30,000 student callers have utilized. HMC Homework Hotline tutor Lucy Wong ’22 answered the 30,000th call on Oct. 29 at 7:45 p.m. Wong says an eighth grade student from Paramount Park Middle School, a frequent […]

Gamiz Named an Engaged Scholar by Campus Compact

Gabriela Gamiz

Gabriela Gamiz, director of community engagement at Harvey Mudd College, has been selected as part of the inaugural 2019–2020 Engaged Scholars Initiative for the Western Region Campus Compact. In her ongoing efforts to strengthen the community engagement programs at HMC, Gamiz will use this opportunity to work on documenting the experiences of historically underrepresented students […]