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March 5, 2012

WHO WE ARE PROFILE: Susie Lambright

After spending most of her life in Goshen, Susie Lambright, 40, got a call one day from a former colleague about an opening at a Christian university in eastern Europe. The rest, they say, is history, and Lambright is now the Director of Community Life at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

Explain a little about yourself

I am a single Christian woman who grew up and spent most of my life in Goshen. I am the youngest of eight children (and have 11 of the greatest nieces and nephews ever). I majored in accounting in college and worked at Goshen Rubber until 2000 when I changed careers and began working in the field of Student Life at Goshen College.

I would likely still be in Goshen if I hadn’t received a call from a former colleague about an opening at a Christian university in Eastern Europe in the spring of 2010. After praying and consulting my mentors and friends I decided to take the position. I moved to Lithuania in August 2010 to begin doing missionary work at a Christian university in Lithuania. I am in my second academic year here and plan on being here at least one more year, if not more.

I love to travel and am constantly looking for new places to explore. I have been to 42 states and plan on visiting all of them at some point in my life. Now that I live in Europe I am working on exploring this area of the world more. I spent fall break in Istanbul, Turkey, and just booked spring break tickets to Barcelona, Spain. I love to visit historical sites, try the local food, and watch people when I travel. Oh, and I like to shop while in new places as well.

A highlight of my fall break trip to Istanbul was taking a cooking class. We learned how to make a four-course meal including items such as Kirmizi Mercimek Corbasi (spicy red lentil soup), Hunkar Begendi (lamb with smoked eggplants), and Incir Tathsi (stuffed figs with walnut). While visiting with the others in the class I found that each person there either had been to Goshen or knew someone from Goshen … it IS a small world!

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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