CONTACT: CHARLES S. DRUM
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0048; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 6, 1999
National Award named for UI's Lou Eichler
IOWA CITY, Iowa Lou Eichler, business manager
of the University of Iowa's central mail system, has been honored with the
creation of an award program in his name from the National Association of
College and University Mail Services (NACUMS). Eichler became the first recipient
for the award in ceremonies Sept. 29 at the National Postal Forum in Chicago.
The Lou Eichler Award for Excellence signifies exemplary
service to the college and university mail industry. Dave Pitts, president
of NACUMS, described Eichler as a leader in the mailing industry and said
that "without Lou's generous gift to the industry of CUNIMAIL the national
organization may have never been formed." CUNIMAIL is a networking e-mail
service designed by Eichler to help University Mail Managers communicate about
industry issues such as federal regulations, postal rates, and technological
developments and solutions.
Eichler has been the UI central mail system manager
at Iowa since July, 1993. He is vice president of NACUMS and a member of the
national Mailers Technical Advisory Committee.