Lake Erie College recognizes Mary Dickey (’33) Endowed Foreign Languages ChairsPlace News Here
(PAINESVILLE, OHIO) – The Lake Erie College board of directors recently established the Mary Dickey Endowed Foreign Languages Chairs which provide funding for international study. The chair positions were made possible through the generosity of Mary Dickey, ’33, who provided a generous gift in trust.
With a strong sense of obligation to the community as a whole, Dickey believed that one should support the causes in which they believed. Her affection for her alma mater and passion for the languages and education led to the creation of the endowed chairs.
A French major and certified teacher, Dickey’s wishes were that the income from this trust be used to support international programs and the salaries of foreign language faculty.
“Foreign languages have always been an integral part of the Lake Erie College academic experience,” said President Michael Victor. “Mary Dickey’s generosity will ensure that the study of foreign languages and culture, as it relates to all aspects of a liberal arts education, will continue to flourish,” he added.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education. The College offers 26 undergraduate majors and master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs and international learning opportunities for students.