Mike the Mailman Brings Extra Joy to Happy Valley

Mike the Mailman finds something nice to say to each and every customer. Photo courtesy of OnwardState.com.

Mike the Mailman finds something nice to say to each and every customer. Photo courtesy of OnwardState.com.

Over 40 years ago, Penn State student Mike Herr worked the night shift at the post office to support his college education. Today, Mike is the postmaster of the Penn State campus post office located in the McAllister Building. Mike the Mailman, as he is known around State College, is a campus icon-a celebrity of sorts. Mike brings a joke, a smile, and kindness to every person who passes through on a daily basis. The CBS Sunday Morning recently profiled Mike the Mailman to discover how Mike ‘delivers nice’. 

 

 

 

 

Heather Blackmon-doForno

About: Heather Blackmon-doForno

As a member of the Ohio State University Marching Band, I quickly grew to appreciate the dedication and pride each Big Ten Marching Band exhibits, as well as the traditions, history and culture of each school they represent. Being a passionate world traveler, my trips to Big Ten schools have always involved an effort to go beyond the game, scoping out the best local places to eat, delving into local history, viewing the campus architecture and learning about quirky folklore.