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Modern Languages and Literatures

Sophomore receives La Magnifique Vie Française Annual Scholarship

We are pleased to note that French major Melanie Baca-Ortiz ’16 has received the Courtney Doherty Wright ’88 La Magnifique Vie Française Annual Scholarship.

Alumna Courtney Doherty Wright ’88 established an annual scholarship for a French major who “has an interest in learning about the culture, lifestyle, history and language of France.”

Growing up in a family of retailers helped shape Courtney’s passion for the visual business and her understanding of how aesthetics play a role on the sales floor. Living in Paris each summer as a teenager, she gained an appreciation for the French people, their culture and their language. Courtney’s business is CDW Merchants, a leading provider of 3D Visual Retail Displays and E-commerce gift packaging to the nation’s leading retailers. By creating La Magnifique Vie Française Annual Scholarship, Courtney combined her desire to support Lake Forest College students with her passion for French culture, in order to entice students to study in France.