Chances are that if you have ever visited the post office,
whether it is to buy stamps, to send a package, or to pick up
individual mail, you would have been greeted by the welcoming smile
of Sheila Foster into her humble “second home.”
At 56, nothing gets the head manager of the Mills post office
branch down. Every weekday, Foster is up and ready to serve each
member of the Mills community from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
“There is no bad day for me really,” Foster said. “Mondays are
probably the hardest, since it’s after the weekend, but my job is
great. I like it a lot.”
For the past three years, Foster has kept the Mills community
supplied with all the stamps that they will ever need and makes
sure that every package is delivered to each corresponding
When asked what she liked best about Mills, she responded that
she loves the fact that she can go outside to enjoy the fresh air
or to look at the squirrels.
“It’s beautiful out here. I know most of the people who come to
the post office regularly, which is the benefit of a smaller
station. I was really lucky to be able to work somewhere small,”
As the mother of two children and three blossoming
grandchildren, Foster’s enjoys reading and listening to jazz as her
“I also used to knit. I got away from it, but I’m thinking of
starting it up again,” said Foster.
With no favorite book author or jazz band in mind, Foster
confessed that she likes everything and that she is willing
experience anything new.
“I try not to put myself in a box. I have to always try
everything once and I think I come to appreciate a lot more things
that way. I just love everything,” said Foster.
Receiving mail can be a big part of a Mills student’s life and
Foster makes sure that her job is well done and that everyone is
If you have not yet met one of the friendliest women on campus,
make sure to stop by the post office to say hi.