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Meet Lawrenceville Patch Blogger Adelma Cisic

America is the land of opportunity for all foreign students. I am glad I was able to get an American education because it opened many doors for me.

Do you read the blogs on your local Patch? Blogging is fun, easy, free and open to everyone. In May, Patch is going to take some time to get to know our local bloggers. This week we are visiting with Adelma Cisic, whose blogs are frequently featured on the Lawrenceville Patch.

Adelma Cisic attended school in Bosnia before coming to the United States and continuing her education in Kentucky and moving to our hometown of Lawrenceville. Cisic shared the following information in an email interview with Patch:

What is your educational background?
Right after a high school I decided to attend “Dzemal Bijedic University” in the city of Mostar, in Bosnia, determined to become a teacher of Bosnian language and literature. In a very difficult times, while winds of war were still well present in Bosnia I decided that my participation in Bosnia’s future and recovery would be to teach since I already had it in my genes. I graduated in 1996 and became a middle school teacher of Bosnian language and literature. I worked in a middle school for one year and then I had the "not to miss" opportunity to go to the United States, and that opportunity meant furthering my education among other things. I knew that the knowledge I gained could be applied in any country.

Once I had moved to Kentucky with relatives, I decided to look into the programs Kentucky College of Business offered. I liked the personal attention I have received at Kentucky College of Business. This college played an important role in my education because it showed important guidelines in today’s competitive business world. I graduated in 1999 with an associates degree. America is the land of opportunity for all foreign students. I am glad I was able to get an American education because it opened many doors for me.

Tell us a little about yourself, your interests, your accomplishments, what is important to you…
I have accomplished so much in my life and I am very grateful for that. Family is the number one priority to me and then comes everything else. Lawrenceville is a great city to live in because of the diversity and friendliness. Cultural events, emerging businesses, sporting events and beautiful scenery are all part of Lawrenceville, with a special accent on Bosnian stores and restaurants.The Bosnian community in Lawrenceville is a vital part of the city’s growth and future.

What are your ties to Lawrenceville Patch? How did you become involved with blogging here?
One of my hobbies is writing. If I am not writing about Bosnian events and culture then I write short stories about all different community events from strawberry picking to attending a soccer game. The Patch editor welcomed me in a very nice way which encouraged me to express myself.

Why do you like to blog and what subjects are your favorite to write about?
Blogging is an outlet for me to release the positive and creative information about Bosnian community here. I feel like I have important homework to do. I thought that I could tell the audience how much potential we have and how much we can contribute to the community’s success and future. This is just a simple way of contributing to better overall community.

Do you have a favorite quotation?
“The brain is a commodity used to fertilize ideas”

Did you know that anyone may choose to blog on their local Patch? You might blog for personal, educational or informational reasons, or perhaps your business would like to create a blog about their services. Blogging on Patch is fun and can be done on your schedule with no deadlines. You can post multiple entries per day or just a few times a month. Patch blogs were created to be a forum of free expression for everyone. Ready to get started? Visit the "Blog on Patch" page and get started now!

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