|Centre students receive their mail with a smile
RELEASED: Dec. 23, 2003
DANVILLE, KYFor a lot of people, going to the mailbox isn't always an enjoyable endeavor. No telling what might be lurking there: bills, junk mail or even a "Dear John" letter.
But Centre students don't see things that way. A trip to Centre's post office is a chance to receive a care package, catch up on the latest campus news and spend some time with the post office staff.
Ann King, Suzetta Lynch and Jeff Bryant handle tens of thousands of pieces of mail each year for Centre students. Aside from their professors, students see this trio as frequently as anyone on campus.
"They're always pleasant to be around," said Stacy Hoehle, a senior from LaGrange, Ky. "They always have something nice to say and they're cheerful. They can make a rough day better with their good spirit."
Todd Frakes '99, assistant football coach at Centre, was a student-worker at the post office.
The post office recently had one of its biggest mail runs of the year just before the holiday break. Valentine's Day is the other busiest time.
"The best part of my work day is when the students come in, sit down and tell us about their day or what's going on in their lives," King said. "When they're on break, it's a pretty lonely time for us."
Heather Hauntz, a junior from Louisville, Ky., worked at the Post Office this past summer. She said the staff does a good job of being personable while also handling a heavy workload.
"I loved working at the post office," she said. "I learned a lot about how the general postal system works, and it surprised me how much you have to know to keep things running smoothly. If it weren't for Ann, Jeff and Suzetta, there's no telling where our mail would end up."
Hoehle said Centre wouldn't be the same without the trio.
"They're a hardworking, dependable and crucial part of the behind-the-scenes network that keeps Centre running smoothly," she said. "Without them, both the important business and academic documents wouldn't get to the right place, but also the notes and packages from home that we all look forward to as college students."
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