Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Norman (Norm) L. Lambert
Lt. Col. Norman L. Lambert was born on January 19, 1943 in Elkton, Maryland. He moved
to Providence, Rhode Island, at the age of 9. After entering high school, he excelled in basketball and track, and was offered college scholarships for both sports. In the fall of 1961, he chose to attend American International College (AIC) in Springfield, Massachusetts, on a basketball scholarship. He graduated from AIC in June 1965.
Shortly after graduation, he entered the United States Air Force, serving for 26 years at various command levels in the continental United States and overseas. His last assignment prior to his retirement, on August 1, 1991, was as Assistant Deputy Commander for Resource Management at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul.
After leaving the Air Force, he was hired as Assistant Director of Student Support Services (now Student Life) at Parkland College, where he served as Counselor and Coordinator of Disability Services. He provided academic, career, and personal counseling to hundreds of students each year. His community service work included: member of the Champaign Community Unit 4 School Board, member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and member of The Church of The Living God, Champaign.
He and his wife Genevieve were married for 38 years and are the parents of seven children. They were strong advocates for abused or neglected children, having been foster parents to 70 children over the years.
Colonel Lambert was a graduate of Air War College and had a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling.
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Norman L. Lambert passed away in 2005. He is survived by his wife, four songs, four daughters, and a brother.