Focal point Spring 2013

Focal point

Kevin Howell, Mail Room


Longtime Grand Valley staff member Kevin Howell knows the campus by heart.

Stationed in the universitys Mail Room on the Allendale Campus, his job includes sorting and delivering mail daily to faculty and staff members in offices and buildings on each of the universitys campuses, including Mackinac Hall, which he said gets the most amount of mail.

Howell, who started working for Grand Valley as a custodian in 1990, has worked in the Mail Room for more than 19 years. Its been great to see the university grow tremendously over the years, he said. Its a wonderful place to work and I love the atmosphere.

On average each year, a team of about five staff members in the Mail Room process more than 842,000 pieces of outgoing and 580,000 pieces of incoming mail and packages. Howell said the volume has decreased in recent years because of the ability to send items electronically.
photo by Bernadine Carey-Tucker