Mercyhurst ambassadors lead Frozen Four hospitality effort

During the Frozen Four, Mercyhurst’s Student Ambassadors represented themselves the way their green jackets portray them; the role of student representatives for the college.

From Friday night’s puck drop until Sunday’s on-ice championship celebration, ambassadors served as ushers, worked the media hospitality room and greeted and assisted fans.

Ambassadors who volunteered their time spent three to eight hours working at Tullio Arena this weekend. These hours were deducted from their 33 required service hours that must be completed each term.

For many ambassadors, the Frozen Four was a great experience to show many schools that Mercyhurst knows how to represent itself, even without its players competing on the ice.

“Working the Frozen Four tournament was great fun,” says ambassador Amber Kissman. “It was awesome to be able help out with such a huge event coming to Erie. It felt like we were working together putting Mercyhurst on the map.”

Since it was the first time Mercyhurst and Erie hosted this event, it was important to create good impressions.

“I had a lot of people from other colleges ask me about Mercyhurst and (its) ambassadors. They were all impressed by the fact that the school was so well represented at the games,” says ambassador Jacob Griffin.

Besides representation, other ambassadors like Maria Jose Cesar enjoyed their volunteer time.

“It was really cool to see hockey from another perspective besides being in the audience, and to be able to be a part of this event,” Cesar says.