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‘Mike’s Mail Call’ To Thank Mike The Mailman For 48 Years Of Service

As news of Mike “the Mailman” Herr’s impending retirement makes its way through campus this semester, the Penn State community is planning one last thank you.

Mike’s Mail Call will collect letters containing stories, pictures, memories, and thank yous for his 40 years of service at Penn State. Letters can be dropped off in the mailbox at the HUB Information Desk from now until March 30.

Before he became more widely known as “Mike the Mailman,” Mike Herr joined the US Postal Service on April 1, 1968. Eight years later, he became Penn State’s signature mailman.

During his time at Penn State, he’s made appearances at endless events such as Homecoming parades (as the Honorary Grand Marshal), a bar tour, and the very first mail call for THON in 1990 — always sporting his unique ties. Since Herr has made an impact on an overwhelming amount of Penn State organizations, it’s time for Penn State to give back and say thanks through Mike’s Mail Call.

Students will present the mail to Herr outside the post office at 11:30 a.m. on April 1 — his final day of work. More information can be found at or on the Facebook event.

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Jess Frezza

Jess is a PR major with some random minors who, despite being a Jersey native, still bleeds blue and white. You can find her thinking it’s normal to break out into past THON lines dances or being called some variation of her last name. If you think you see her on campus, she's the one who tripped and/or spilled coffee on herself. Tweet her a bad pun and a puppy picture at @jessfrezza16 or exchange your ACL tear story with her at [email protected]


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