Cynthia Furlong Reynolds
An award-winning journalist, Cynthia Furlong Reynolds began her career in newspapers. After graduation from the College of William & Mary, she wrote for the short-lived Portland Times before joining the staff of the award-winning weekly Hunterdon County Democrat (Flemington, NJ), St. Petersburg Times and Omaha World-Herald.
In between these assignments, she served as associate director of the Office of Communications/Public Relations and editor of the Princeton Weekly Bulletin at Princeton University and as director of Communications/Publications at the University of Tampa. Her work has appeared in more than fifty publications.
In 2001, Reynolds’ book "Our Hometown: America’s History Seen Through the Eyes of a Midwestern Village" won the Michigan Notable Book Award. She has written a series of children’s books as well as a series of corporate histories, among them "A Fierce Commitment: The First Ten Years of Washtenaw Community College," "Through The Forests and Across The Broad Waters: The History of the Pulp & Paper Industry in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota," "Jiffy: A Family Tradition (the Chelsea Milling Company)" and "Metroparks for the People: A History of the Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority."
She and her family live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.