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"Ihave truly enjoyed my time working here at Eastern and will miss theentire university community when I leave," says Crane. "One thing thatI wished I had done was to keep a diary that included the names of allthe employees that I worked with and notes of all the good, fun timesthat was enjoyed and shared by all."
Shehas had two stints of employment at Eastern: first, working as asecretary in the Admissions Office from 1965–1972, then in 1977 as asecretary for the dean of Admissions and Records. In 1983, she becamethe office manager for the Registrar's Office, then worked her way upto Associate Registrar and then Registrar.
Cranesays that she intends on enjoying the true meaning of retirement. "I amgoing to relax, react to any opportunity that arises, enjoy the moment,and spend more time with the grandbaby," she says.
Shesays that her husband, Bobby, a former Portales High School footballcoach, is also looking forward to her retirement. He is currentlysemi-retired and works part-time as a science teacher at PortalesJunior High.
Crane's former and current co-workers say that they will miss her.
"Iworked with Betty for seven years in the Registrar's Office," saidRhonda Garcia, executive secretary in Student Affairs and one ofBetty's former employees. "She is a wonderful person, not to mention agreat supervisor and work companion."
MargaretEstrada, Student Records Clerk, agrees. "I will have to say she hasbeen the best boss I have ever had because she trusts me with makingdecisions, she never criticizes me, she never scolds me and never, evermakes me feel less important than she is."
Garcia adds, "I know we will probably find a good person for the job, but there is only one Betty Crane."