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Lasell Fashion Student Wins National Scholarship
January 11, 2013
Lasell College senior and fashion merchandising major Maryah Duplissie has been selected to receive the National Retail Federation's 2012 Ray M. Greenly Scholarship, recognizing her as a future retail industry leader. Duplissie was among 24 college students nationwide to receive the $5,000 scholarship, which covers educational costs and a stipend to attend Retail's BIG Show in New York City this month. Each recipient was nominated by faculty at their respective schools.
According to Duplissie in her scholarship essay, "a career in retail guarantees a life of curiosity and enthusiasm that is ever evolving, fully enlightening and above all, inspiring." She went on to say that her dream job is to work as a Public Relations executive for a retail firm after hearing an in-class presentation by a Public Relations manager at Neiman Marcus.
The NRF Foundation was founded to promote retail as a career path for students while developing young retail leaders through work with universities, professional development, and training. At Retail's BIG Show in New York City a special student program including networking sessions with retail recruiters and executives will be held for the scholarship winners.
The Ray M. Greenly Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of a former Shop.org vice president who lost his battle with cancer in the fall of 2005.