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Purdue Calumet Names Aaron Thompson Director of Development
HAMMOND, Ind. - Purdue University Calumet Director of Athletics Rick Costello has announced the hiring of Aaron Thompson as the Director of Development. In addition to supporting intercollegiate athletics, Thompson, who began his duties June, 20, will also be the Director of Development in the Office of Institutional Advancement where he will provide fundraising support for the university.
“After a national search, I am excited to add Aaron Thompson to Team Peregrine,” said Director of Athletics Rick Costello. “Aaron comes to Purdue Calumet with outstanding energy, enthusiasm and NCAA Division I experience as an administrator and student athlete. He is a game changer who will allow the Peregrines to elevate our fundraising efforts.”
Prior to joining Purdue Calumet, Thompson served as an associate in the Athletics Department at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., where he assisted with the annual fund, capital fundraising and corporate club donors.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to serve as Director of Development for Purdue University Calumet,” said Thompson. “The transition from Virginia to Northwest Indiana was much easier knowing that I will be working with the highly qualified and commended individuals which make up the Purdue University Calumet faculty and staff. In an effort for continual progression, I look forward to being a contributing counterpart in the growth and expansion of both Peregrine Athletics and Purdue University Calumet.”
Thompson earned a Master’s of Science degree in Sports Administration and a Bachelor's of Science degree in Sports Management from Liberty University. He also participated in intercollegiate athletics serving as the team captain of the Liberty University wrestling team. In 2012, Thompson was honored as the Male Athlete of the Year for the Flames.