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Get to know the woman behind the campus badgeBy Natalie Quiles
A parking ticket can be the epitome of a bad day for some students at UNCP, and even at best it’s an inconvenience. There are students on campus everyday who walk out to their cars to find pink slips of paper hanging from their windshield wipers. Some wonder where and who these tickets come from.
The answer lies in a petite 62-year-old woman named Betty Strickland.
Upon meeting her, she is the opposite of what some might picture. She is a softspoken grandmother of six who enjoys laughing and telling stories. Upon meeting her, you may find it hard to be angry about tickets found on your vehicle.
Still, Strickland is proud of the university and what it has grown to be, even if it makes her job a little harder.
“I would love to see students park like they should,” she said.
Still, Strickland believes in doing her job and doing it well and emphasizes that monitoring parking is part of what she gets paid to do.