Ferrell to manage Thunder Ice Arena

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ANGOLA (10/02/2017) Mike Ferrell, a longtime Trine University employee with years of experience in coaching and managing events and facilities, has been named ice arena manager for the Thunder Ice Arena at Trine University.

In his new role, Ferrell oversees day-to-day operations of the Thunder Ice Arena. His responsibilities include supervising ice arena employees, including ice technicians and youth hockey staff; managing the budget for the facility; ensuring staff coverage of all events; scheduling ice time rental and coordinating with the Athletic Department for athletic events; assisting with and managing ticket sales; and ordering supplies for and maintaining concessions, the pro shop and skate rental.

"I hope to make the Thunder Ice Arena run as smooth as a well-oiled machine and have customer service be as bright and welcoming as our beautiful new facility is," he said. "The excitement of the Trine campus and the community for the ice arena has been incredible, and I look forward to building on this support to help the Thunder Ice Arena become the region's premier facility for ice sports and recreation."

A 30-year employee at Trine, Ferrell will continue to serve the university as director of events and conferences. During his five-year tenure in that position, the number of people using the events for camps and conferences has grown from about 1,200 to more than 3700 each summer. In addition to Boys and Girls State programs, Trine University hosts football camps, band camps, a church camp, leadership camp, Indiana State Police Camp and several sports camps operated by the university's athletic department.

Ferrell also previously served as soccer coach for Trine and worked in the alumni office.

For more information about the Thunder Ice Arena, visit thundericearena.com.

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Trine University, an internationally recognized, private, co-educational, residential institution, offers associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in the Allen School of Engineering & Technology, Ketner School of Business, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Franks School of Education, Jannen School of Arts & Sciences and Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences. Trine is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and offers 23 varsity sports. Its golf program includes the university-owned 18-hole championship Zollner Golf Course. Founded in 1884 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org), Trine operates a 450-acre main campus in Angola, Indiana, and education resource centers throughout Indiana and Michigan.