Undergraduate Students Gained Valuable Work Experience While Supporting Local Nonprofits
MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (May 24, 2018) – On May 2, participating Mount Saint Mary College students graduated from the annual Walden Savings Bank Medici Program. The students were the third group to complete the prestigious program, which introduces undergraduate business and accounting students to the world of arts and nonprofits.
At a graduation ceremony, held at Walden Savings Bank’s headquarters in Montgomery, each student delivered a presentation to Walden Savings Bank leadership. The presentation reviewed the students’ experiences, including what they learned and how they hope to apply it to their careers following graduation.
Since 2015, Walden Savings Bank has joined forces with the College and local nonprofit organizations to provide the collaborative program to undergraduate business or accounting students each year. In October 2017, the students were first introduced to leaders of the two nonprofit organizations taking part in this year’s program, Abilities First and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Walden Savings Bank’s endowed gift allows Mount Saint Mary College to meet the financial needs of the program each year, including transportation and meeting costs as well as expenses incurred from program-related events on campus.
“On behalf of all of us at Walden Savings Bank, we are very proud to recognize these students for their hard work and dedication,” said Walden Savings Bank President and CEO, Derrik R. Wynkoop. “The Medici Program is a wonderful opportunity for students to understand the important role the business community plays in supporting the arts and nonprofits, and we are happy to support such a great initiative.”
“The Medici Program allows our students to apply the skills they’ve learned in the classroom to real-life situations, which prepares each graduate for leadership and principled corporate citizenship,” said Dr. David A. Kennett, President of Mount Saint Mary College. “We’d like to congratulate all of the graduates and thank Walden Savings Bank for its generosity.”
About Mount Saint Mary College
Located 60 miles north of New York City, Mount Saint Mary College is ranked a Top-Tier Regional University by U.S. News & World Report, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs preparing students for careers in healthcare, business, education, social services, communication/media, and more. To learn more, visit www.msmc.edu.
About Walden Savings Bank
Walden Savings Bank, established in 1872, is the 11th oldest federally chartered mutual savings bank headquartered in Montgomery, New York. With a total of 11 full-service branches serving the Hudson Valley region, and a lending office located in Beacon, New York, the Bank’s progressive style of community banking provides products that cater to both the individual and the growing mid-size business. In addition, Walden Investment Services, located at Walden Savings Bank, offers personalized advice for financial planning. To learn more about the Bank and its products and services, visit their website at www.waldensavings.bank.