The next cohort of Mount Saint Mary College students recently kicked off the Walden Savings Bank Medici Scholars Program, becoming the seventh group to take on the prestigious initiative since its inception in 2015.
The competitive program, open to a handful of Mount Business students each year, is made possible through an endowed gift to the Mount from Walden Savings Bank. The program is overseen on the Mount’s campus by Anthony Scardillo, Medici faculty advisor and assistant professor of Marketing.
Through the generosity of Walden Savings Bank, the collaborative Medici program prepares students for leadership and principled corporate citizenship. The program introduces undergraduate Business and Accounting students to the world of arts and nonprofits to foster a better understanding of the important role the business community plays in supporting them.
At the kickoff event for this year’s program, held at the Mount’s School of Business, Walden Savings Bank President and CEO, Derrik R. Wynkoop addressed the new Medici students. He noted that the program is named after the House of Medici, a banking family from 15th century Italy whose greatest contributions involved sponsoring art and architecture.