Coming to the college in 2012, Rick Bickel has great pride in his place of employment, which he feels all who work here hold. “We are all on the same team at Sandhills,” he says. “We may be in a variety of departments, but we work together to make sure our students’ experiences here are special and safe. I wake up every day proud to serve the college and provide the safest and friendliest environment for all who work and attend here.” Rick is certified in many areas, a few of which are gang intelligence, CIT, BLET, Alive@25, pepper spray instruction, narcotics intelligence, alert and solo active shooter. He is an Alive @ 25 and BLET instructor at the college. Rick enjoys fishing and rooting for the Panthers, Tarheels, Hornets and Flyers.