Topic: "Staff"

Mudd Prize Awarded to Libeskind-Hadas

May 18, 2015

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science and department chair, is the recipient of the 2015 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service to Harvey Mudd College. Libeskind-Hadas received the prize from President Maria Klawe at the College’s 57th Commencement ceremony May 17. Awardees receive $4,000, $2,000 of which is […]

College Mourns Loss of Staff Member, Rita Braxton

May 12, 2015

Rita Braxton

Rita Braxton, an employee in Dining Services, passed away on March 16, 2015. Braxton was born in Akron, Ohio, and moved to Pomona in 1962, where she attended Garey High School. She began her work career at Sunkist in Ontario when she was 17 then worked at General Electric for 12 years. She transitioned to […]

Students, Faculty, Staff Honored for Leadership

April 29, 2015

2015 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Award recipients

Great institutions rely on talented leaders, like those honored April 24 at Harvey Mudd College’s third annual Leadership Awards Ceremony. Leadership Awards affirm students, faculty and staff not only for their academic talents and job proficiency, but also for their engagement and contribution to the Harvey Mudd community. “These awards are a way of expressing our gratitude […]

Critchell Inducted Into California Aviation Hall of Fame

April 24, 2015

Iris Critchell

In honor of her 76 years of contributions to the aviation community, Instructor of Aeronautics Emerita Iris Cummings Critchell is one of four who will be inducted into the California Aviation Hall of Fame on April 25. The Santa Monica-based Museum of Flying is hosting the induction of Critchell, along with Lt. Col Fitzhugh “Fitz” […]

Young is 2015 Binder Prize Recipient

April 22, 2015

Kim Young, Harvey Mudd Chemistry

Seen as “the heart and cornerstone of the Department of Chemistry,” Kim Young, administrative assistant, was selected to receive the 2015 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 […]

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

CareerFair

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

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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

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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 […]

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