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October 11, 2017 share this



A new group of Mount Saint Mary College students were welcomed into the Walden Savings Bank Medici Program at a reception held September 20. The students were the third group inducted into the prestigious program since its inception in 2015.


The Walden Savings Bank Medici Program is a collaborative program that introduces undergraduate business and accounting students to the world of nonprofits in the arts and social services. At the reception, held at Walden Savings Bank’s headquarters in Montgomery, the students were introduced to leaders of the two nonprofit organizations taking part in this year’s program, Abilities First and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra.


The competitive program is available to eight undergraduate business or accounting students each year. At the conclusion of the annual program, students will deliver a presentation to Walden Savings Bank’s leadership and board of directors. The presentation will review the students’ experiences, including what they learned and how they hope to apply it to their careers following graduation.


Walden Savings Bank’s endowed gift will allow Mount Saint Mary College to meet the financial needs of the program, including transportation and meeting costs as well as expenses incurred from program-related events on campus.


“At Mount Saint Mary College, we are committed to educating the whole person, and we strive to graduate students who possess effective leadership skills and embrace civic responsibility,” said Dr. David A. Kennett, Interim President of Mount Saint Mary College. “We are proud to collaborate with Walden Savings Bank, Abilities First, Inc. and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra to mentor and encourage our students.”


“On behalf of Walden Savings Bank, I wish the best of luck to these bright students,” said Walden Savings Bank President and CEO, Derrik R. Wynkoop. “The Medici Program not only provides valuable experience to students, but also delivers needed support to nonprofit organizations in our community. We are thrilled to play a role in this important initiative.”

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