Mickey Maxwell came to Rollins College in 1986 to join the Physical Plant (now Facilities Management) an air conditioning technician. Now the heating, air conditioning, ventilation, and refrigeration lead technician, Maxwell is also a permanent deacon in the Episcopal Church and spends much of his time volunteering in prisons.
Maxwell was born in Port St. Joe, Florida. His family moved many times during his childhood because his father was a member of the Air Force. After completing high school in Jacksonville, he joined the Coast Guard and spent several years serving around the world on an icebreaker. Following his return to the States, the military allowed him to attend refrigeration and air conditioning school. Maxwell then spent several years working in commercial refrigeration before accepting a position at Rollins.
While at Rollins College, Maxwell has been a member of the Faculty Senate (as a staff representative), the Staff Advisory Committee, and the Advisory Council for the ATO fraternity. In 2005, he received the Helen Crossley Award for his outstanding service.
His interests include fishing, theatre, service ministry, and housing restoration. His residence is over one hundred years old and he rebuilt it himself. His travels have taken him to Greenland, Taiwan, and the Antarctic, among other destinations.
Maxwell, Mickey and Zhang, Wenxian, "Interview with Mickey Maxwell: HVAC Lead Technician for Facilities Management" (2010). Oral Histories. Paper 18.
Maxwell discusses being shipwrecked in Antarctica
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Maxwell discusses prison ministry
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Maxwell discusses air conditioning consolidation
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Maxwell discusses Bob Betts
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Maxwell discusses his philosophy on life