Category: "Staff"

In Memoriam: Chemistry Professor Mitsuru Kubota

November 30, 2018

Mitsuru Kubota, chemistry professor emeritus, Harvey Mudd College

Longtime Harvey Mudd College Professor of Chemistry Mits Kubota passed away Nov. 11. Kubota served on the faculty of the College between 1959 and 2000 and was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1989 to 1995. An inorganic chemist and beloved professor, Kubota had an impressive professional career that included research fellowships at the […]

In Memoriam: Velma McKelvey

October 24, 2018

The late Velma McKelvey

Note: This notice was excerpted from the Oct. 20, 2018 Claremont Courier. For the full notice, visit Velma Enriqueta McKelvey: A tireless volunteer, instrumental in Harvey Mudd College founding Velma Enriqueta Vergara McKelvey, a devoted supporter of Harvey Mudd College since its founding, died peacefully at her home on July 13. She was 86 years old. […]

Business Affairs Announces New Staff

October 15, 2018

Kingston Hall

Andrew Dorantes, vice president for administration and finance and treasurer, recently announced new staff members in the Business Affairs Office (BAO). Cliff Gimbert is the associate director for administration–facilities and maintenance. He joined HMC from a career in customer service and operations in private industry. Gimbert also served 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, involved […]

NSF Grant Funds Bioelectronics Incubator

October 5, 2018

Laura Palucki Blake

Laura Palucki Blake, assistant vice president for institutional research and effectiveness at Harvey Mudd College, will serve as program evaluator on an ambitious research traineeship grant to start a graduate-level bioelectronics program at Rice University. Funded by a $3 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, Rice’s bioelectronics incubator will train students to develop technologies at […]

HMC Chemistry Professor Phil Myhre

August 29, 2018

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus

Philip C. Myhre, Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry emeritus, passed away at home in Tennessee Aug. 26 following a short illness. Myhre was an important presence at the College, serving from 1960 to 1999. He earned a B.A. in chemistry from Pacific Lutheran College and a PhD at the University of Washington. He was a postdoctoral fellow at […]

Harvey Mudd Receives Bronze Rating for Sustainability Performance

June 15, 2018

for Sustainable Environmental Design

Improving building operations. Reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Teaching sustainability and promoting it in leadership and innovation. These are some of the metrics that feed into the comprehensive Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) system used by more than 450 colleges and universities worldwide to establish benchmarks and measure their progress toward becoming […]

Jacobsen Awarded Mudd Prize

May 17, 2018

Jon Jacobsen and Maria Klawe

Jon Jacobsen, professor of mathematics and former vice president for student affairs and dean of students, is the recipient of the 2018 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. Jacobsen accepted the award from President Maria Klawe at the College’s 60th Commencement ceremony May 13. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is […]

Berenice Cortez: Binder Prize Winner

May 17, 2018

Berenice Cortez, Binder Prize winner, Harvey Mudd College

Berenice Cortez says she and her Harvey Mudd colleagues are like one big family, and she has nothing but praise for their talent and capability. But her peers decided that it was time for Cortez to receive the praise. Their recommendations resulted in her receiving the 2018 Binder Prize, which honors a member of College’s […]

Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

April 30, 2018

HMC seal

Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its sixth annual Leadership Awards ceremony, which celebrates students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. A selection committee of students, staff and faculty reviewed nominations from the campus community and made selections for the following awards: Outstanding Faculty Member Awarded to a faculty […]