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 June 2011  
MSM Master of Science in Management Time is running out...
Sign up for Our October 3rd MSM Program Start!

The one-year accredited Master of Science in Management program will provide you the insight you need to be an effective leader while instilling the competencies you need to succeed at the highest level of your career.

"Companies are planning for tomorrow and looking for their next set of leaders," said Glenn Boseman, DBA, CLF®, CLU®, Dean of The American College's Irwin Graduate School. "They are finding that the qualities they want are very specific and hard to find. This is where the MSM comes in. It provides professionals with the management education and skills they need, as well as the leadership qualities their companies are looking for."

If you want to excel as a leader in your firm and would like to participate in the prestigious MSM program, contact Marilyn Chandler (610-526-1451), Coordinator of the Graduate School or Dr. Glenn Boseman, (610-526-1383), Dean of the Graduate School.

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"Living a Life of Significance"
Life insurance industry veteran Joseph W. Jordan debuts his latest book at this year's Knowledge Summit in Las Vegas.

Based on more than 30 years of personal experience, Joseph W. Jordan, Senior Vice President, MetLife, shares his observations on the fundamental changes of the financial services industry; its effect on his own personal journey of discovery; and its impact on how financial professionals today engage and inspire others to act with the best of intentions on behalf of their clients.

Jordan explains, "We can provide peace of mind to families when their loved ones die prematurely. We can provide people with a worry-free retirement, with an income they can't outlive, so they can maintain their independence. We can protect that income if they get sick so they maintain their dignity. And, we can provide a legacy when they die. I believe this book will help my fellow professionals come to the realization that ours is a vocation not simply a profession. "

Initial copies of the book will be provided at no charge to attendees of The American College Knowledge Summit and Commencement in June where Jordan will be a featured presenter. Individuals who cannot attend The Knowledge Summit can order a copy of the book for $14.99, plus shipping.

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LUTCF Online Courses Live Online LUTC Classes!

Choose from these live webinars with great instructors during June and July:
  • Foundations of Retirement Planning (FA 261W)
    Starts 6/20/11, meets Mondays from 9 am to 11:30 am ET
  • Foundations of Investment Planning (FA 264W)
    Starts 6/21/11, meets Tuesdays from 9 am to 11 am ET
  • Exploring Personal Markets (FA 201W)
    Starts 6/22/11, meets Wednesdays from 9 am to 11 am ET
  • Essentials of Long-Term Care Insurance (FA 255W)
    Starts 6/28/11, meets Tuesdays from 11 am to 1 pm ET
  • Prospecting (FA 200W)
    Starts 7/19/11, meets Tuesdays from 11 am to 1 pm ET
  • Essentials of Life Insurance Products (FA 257W)
    Starts 7/20/11, meets Wednesdays from 9 am to 11 pm ET
  • Essentials of Business Insurance (FA 251W)
    Starts 7/25/11, meets Mondays from 1 pm to 3 pm ET
  • And More...
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6th Annual African American Conference Join Us for the 6th Annual African American Conference

The American College is pleased to host the 6th Annual Conference for African American Financial Professionals in partnership with MetLife, the founding and presenting sponsor, and Northwestern Mutual, the Platinum Sponsor. Once again leading companies from across the financial services industry will come together to help promote the education and advancement of African American financial professionals during this unique industry event. Attendees will hear from renowned speakers, participate in interactive workshops and network with producers at every stage of their career.

Sign up by June 17, 2011 and save 29% on your registration. (Discounted room rates are available through July 17, 2011.)

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CFP iPad iPhone The best CFP® Certification Program:
Now formatted for your iPad or iPhone!

Every CFP® certification course at The American College now includes videos and textbooks formatted for your ipad at no additional charge. It's just another reason why students studying with us have a 30% better chance of passing CFP Board's exam as compared with the average pass rates of other providers.

Encourage any of your associates who want to pursue their CFP® certification to call a counselor right now: time is running out to enroll before the CFP Board's rules change and an additional course will be required!

Counselors are standing by to discuss all of your options:


Presidents Circle Presidents Circle 2011 President's Dinner

Kick off the holiday season in grand style with a trip to our nation's capital! Join us at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, for the 2011 President's Dinner. Enjoy a black-tie gala surrounded by 3 million of our nation's most interesting treasures, such as the Star-Spangled Banner, George Washington's uniform, gowns worn by First Ladies, Evel Knievel's motorcycle, Dorothy's ruby slippers and much more. Benefit from a thought-provoking morning CE program, take a stroll around spectacular presidential and war memorials, or visit the National Christmas Tree–just don't miss the very special President's Dinner! And just announced, the Kingston Trio will be performing a special, private concert for us. Don't miss out!

For information about the President's Dinner, contact Mary Phelan at 610-526-1432 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Veterans Survey Penn Mutual's $2.5 M Gift Creates Center for Veterans Affairs

The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company last week announced a $2.5 million gift to establish a Center for Veterans Affairs at The American College. Thanks to Penn Mutual, The American College will have the resources it needs to reach out to active duty members, reservists and veterans–the heroic men and women of the U.S. armed forces–and offer them their next career of significance.

"Our soldiers are world-class heroes, and they deserve a world-class opportunity in an industry that values their professionalism and commitment to protecting people," notes Eileen McDonnell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Penn Mutual. "This gift of $2.5 million over five years to The American College is just the start–we see unlimited possibilities to identify men and women who would be superb life insurance producers and financial professionals."

The Center will work with a special panel of existing and retired military leaders and insurance industry recruiters to create a "Mission Roadmap" for soldiers who are interested in becoming insurance agents and financial advisors. It is anticipated that the first soldiers will graduate from The College with these designations within two years.
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Knowledge Summit 2011 VEGAS The best Knowledge Summit ever – just a few days away

You've earned this. Now it's time to celebrate while you experience an educational and career-focused event unlike any other in the industry.

While you are there make sure to:
  • Take advantage of the relevant CE opportunities
  • Listen to the very distinguished speakers we have lined up for you
  • Attend the alumni and networking events
Visit to see the full agenda.

Congratulations--and we look forward to seeing you there!
Knowledge Summit 2011 VEGAS Sign up to become a member of the Alumni Association and let's stay connected

The American College's commitment to you and your career continues long after you have graduated. Watch your inbox over the next couple of weeks for an exclusive member benefit from your Alumni Association. Haven't joined? Sign up today! The Alumni Association strives to provide lifelong learning opportunities and access to indispensable resources such as:
  • Relevant, high-quality continuing education opportunities
  • A complimentary copy of The Wealth Channel Magazine
  • Preferred access to The College's unique Financial Services Library and Learning Center
We also encourage you to stay connected with us on Facebook and LinkedIn. We have an active community and would love to connect with you!

Trave and Learn Cruise Travel & learn cruise - South America

15 Nights: March 11 - 26, 2012
For our 16th annual alumni cruise, we have arranged an incredible group price with continuing education on the stunning Celebrity Infinity, a Millennium Class ship that will tempt you with luxurious staterooms and suites, world class dining, nightly entertainment and a spa that is without peer.

The mystique of South America is unrivalled, and many have said "some day I want to see the breathtaking beauty of Chile, Peru, Ecuador and beyond." Best of all, we will spend a full day exploring The Panama Canal, one of the engineering wonders of the world; if you have seen it before, rapid changes are underway; and if you have never taken this journey, you will explore the most strategic naval gateway in the world.

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see some breathtaking images of South America!

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5 Year Rule Protecting Your Credentials with
the 5- Year Rule

The American College is deeply committed to the highest standard of knowledge and trust. As part of that, we want to make sure the information and materials you receive from The College is the most accurate and up-to-date available. To this end, we have a 5-year rule, which means that you have 5 years to complete your designation or program of study. The rule goes into effect when you pass the exam for the first course of your designation program.

It is important that you understand the 5-year rule so you do not lose any of the credits you have worked so hard to earn.

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PACE Please be sure to renew your designation(s) by 12/31/2011

The 2010-2011 PACE Designation Renewal Guidelines and Renewal Form are available to download on our website,

Still need credits? Expand your business by applying and working towards another designation through The American College. Consider taking additional courses in business planning succession, retirement income, philanthropy, estate planning, or leadership. We offer a wide variety of designations and certificates to help you succeed. And remember, all coursework done through The College satisfies CE requirements for PACE.

For information, please call 888-263-7265.
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