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Barron’s in Education Program Continues for VSB with Support from Jacobi Wealth Advisors

Villanova, Pa., February 10, 2021 – Villanova School of Business (VSB) is continuing its experiential learning program with the Barron’s in Education from Dow Jones to offer its students, faculty and staff digital subscriptions to Barron’s online content due to the generosity of Jacobi Wealth Advisors. Barron's is America's premier financial magazine and provides in-depth analysis and commentary on the markets, updated every business day online.

Barron’s has collaborated with Michael Hirthler, CIO Founder, Jacobi Capital Management, LLC and William F. Medico, III ’00 VSB, Co-Founder of Jacobi Wealth Advisors (JWA), to bring complimentary digital access to Barron’s and additional experiential learning opportunities to VSB. 

“It is an honor to work with Barron’s in Education to provide our students, faculty and staff additional real-world insight into investment topics and global market trends,” said Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, the Helen and William O’Toole Dean of VSB. “We cannot thank Jacobi Wealth Advisors enough for their financial support of this program. VSB is one of only 100 schools to have this unique access, so I encourage our community to take advantage of this extraordinary program.”

“As an alumnus of the Villanova Business School, I am excited to reconnect with the campus community and students at the school,” said William F. Medico, III ’00 VSB, Co-Founder of Jacobi Wealth Advisors. “The Barron’s program complements the students’ studies and educational experience as they engage in real-world financial discussions, connect with the business network around the Greater Philadelphia Area and take what they learn as they start their careers after graduation.”

Michael Hirthler, CIO Founder, Jacobi Capital Management, LLC added “After seeing the successful impact the Barron’s in Education program has had at the other schools we sponsor, William and I look forward to bringing this opportunity to the Villanova Business School. Jacobi Wealth Advisors is proud to sponsor the program and continue the pursuit towards stronger financial literacy and insights through the unique offerings that the Barron’s program provides.”

This program, supported by Barron’s and JWA aims to improve financial literacy and proficiency in universities across the nation, provides multiple benefits to students pursuing a career in business and faculty looking to make greater strides in their fields. Some of these benefits include:

  • Barron's digital online subscriptions for all business students, faculty and staff
  • Distribution of Barron's "Weekly Review” for business faculty
  • Guest Speakers/webinars made available from Dow Jones, Barron's and JWA for            student engagement
  • A platform to connect with Barron’s corporate recruitment teams for intern and job  opportunities
  • Student Ambassador opportunities

“Our national program introduces business students to financial executives, global markets and real-time financial news. It promotes financial proficiency by connecting textbook theory to real word analysis and exposes students to an array of business careers,” said Joe Lanza, Director of Financial Education at Barron’s Group.

VSB students, faculty and staff can take advantage of this strategic relationship and register for Barron’s here to become familiar with their award-winning content, experiential learning opportunities—including webinars, networking, a chance to be a Student Ambassador—and more. This relationship began in 2018 with VSB’s inaugural sponsor Northern Trust Wealth Management. 

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is top-ranked among business schools in the nation. Its online graduate business programs are ranked #5, and its online MBA program is ranked #17 by U.S. News and World Report. VSB has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to five Centers of Excellence – the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights and the Center for Church Management – with each designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and applied opportunities for students. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit

Jacobi Wealth Advisors

At Jacobi Wealth Advisors our passion is our client’s financial wellness, simply put, we believe money should not cause our clients stress. With over 200 years of collective experience, we help Business Owners, Individuals, and Families think through their financial goals and develop an action plan to address the inevitable challenges and opportunities that will arise as their lives unfold. Many of our advisors have gone on to achieve prestigious designations such as CFP, ChFC, CLU, and CBEC. In addition, most of our dedicated support staff has been with the firm for many years, providing comfort to our clients in knowing that they always have a friendly, familiar face tending to their needs. In today’s fast-paced world of automation and technology, great customer experiences with knowledgeable and caring professionals can seem few and far between. At Jacobi Wealth Advisors, our entire organization is deeply committed to delivering a unique Client Experience along with strategies and resources necessary to pursue a better financial future.

About Barron’s In Education

The Barron’s in Education program partners with academia and engages students to join business leaders, top market professionals, C-level executives, business school faculty and highly successful investors across the Barron’s community. For more information go to: