In Honor of Dr. Sam Mendicino
The first $25,000 will be donated towards an endowment to the UT Health Rio Grande Valley, School of Podiatric Medicine in Texas in Samuel Mendicino, DPM name.
Dr. Samuel “Mendo” Mendicino was a hero to many in the Podiatric profession, especially those who he taught and mentored as both Residency Director and President of the Greater Texas Education Foundation. His passing on June 24, 2022 was a huge loss for our program and the Podiatric community at large. Many people will write their own tributes to Dr. Mendicino and his many accomplishments, but it is his contributions to our program for which all of us owe such deep gratitude.
The true number of lives Sam Mendicino has influenced through his leadership within the Podiatric profession is impossible to calculate. Certainly, the 150+ residents who have come through our program at West owe a huge debt of gratitude to him for the enormous contributions he made to our program, and we continue to benefit from the legacy he has left behind. Indeed, those individuals around the country who can confidently say, “I knew Mendo,” will continue to proudly share that legacy with those they might have the opportunity to teach and mentor, thus solidifying his legacy for future generations. Continuing, as he would say, to “plant the seeds” for Podiatry.
It is with this legacy that the Greater Texas Education Foundation has created the Podiatric Scholarship Fund in memory of Dr. Sam Mendicino.
Please use the form below to donate, you will be taken to Paypal to complete your donation. The Greater Texas Education Foundation is a not-for-profit, section 501(c)(3).