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The American College - Connections: Inside The DNA of Financial Services
 July 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 (MSM) 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."

Just Announced: Q&A Session on July 13, 2011
Sign up for an informative session on July 13, 2011 at 2pm for an overview of our one year intensive MSM in leadership program.

If you want to excel as a leader in your firm and achieve your MSM degree, contact Marilyn Chandler, Coordinator of the Graduate School, at 610-526-1451.

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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 Atlanta, GA 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.

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CFP iPad iPhone CFP® certification courses now available on the iPad & iPhone!

Combine the portability and ease of use of the iPad with our CFP® program, and you get the most powerful and convenient CFP® program on the market today. It's a perfect time to take advantage of this enhanced delivery model as the CFP® rules are changing and we are rounding the corner on 2011.

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LA Live Join us in LA for the first stop in our annual Alumni Tour!

The American College presents its second annual Alumni Association Tour at L.A. LIVE! Mark your calendar now for:
    Date: October 21, 2011
    Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Where: JW Marriot at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles
    900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Join The American College Alumni Association, President Larry Barton, CAP®, PhD, Jim Benson, CLU®, ChFC® and other top speakers for a fantastic event!

Last year 300 seats sold out in two weeks. To reserve your space or a table of 12, please call 610-526-1477, or go to

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Trave and Learn Cruise

Travel & learn cruise - South America

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, "someday 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.

Click here to watch a short video and
see some breathtaking images of South America!

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ChFC You Won't See This on CNBC...

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Ethice CE Great CE Opportunity!

Ethical Issues When Dealing with elderly Clients is the latest continued education opportunity available through The American College's Center of Ethics in Financial Services. Working with this growing demographic presents unique challenges and tremendous opportunities. This course addresses some of these with challenging and applicable case studies, along with timely and relevant content.

This course features:
  • Lecture by Julie Ragatz, Director of The Center
    for Ethics in Financial Services
  • Real life scenarios and case studies
  • Interactive critical analysis
  • Only $19.95!

To register, call 888-263-7265

ETHICSCE promo code will give 50% discount to member companies
2011 Knowledge Summit Overview

Highlights from the 2011 Knowledge Summit

Thank you for helping us make the 2011 Knowledge Summit the Best Ever! Throughout July, The Wealth Channel will show highlights of the event and feature keynotes from:
  • Alan Simpson: Former U.S. Senator (R-WY)
  • Major General Vincent E. Boles (U.S. Army-retired)
  • Joe Jordan of Metlife
View the Video Here

We would also like to congratulate all of our graduates on their hard work and commitment to further help their clients. It is because of you that we are able to continue to provide the highest level of financial services education.

Click here to visit the photo galleries from this year's Knowledge Summit. Our next Knowledge Summit will be held in November 2013 in Las Vegas.

We also encourage you to stay connected with us through our alumni Facebook and LinkedIn groups.

The Wealth Channel Magazine

The Wealth Channel Magazine:
Explore the State of Technology in the Financial
Services Industry

The Wealth Channel is excited to bring you the largest edition yet! The new Spring 2011 edition focuses on technology and is packed with great insight from top thought leaders throughout the industry.

Excerpt from "Clients, Cloud Computing and CTO's," By Craig Lemoine, CFP®
"Clients want instant access to their advisors through texts, social networking and e-mail. Advisors must balance immediate client satisfaction with compliance consideration and thoughtful answers. Establishing communication expectations and boundaries is critical for success with today's client."

Visit The Wealth Channel Magazine to read more.

You can also download the mobile app from iTunes store for free!

The app provides all the readability of the print version and features:

  • On-demand video
  • Stunning graphics
  • Access to past issues
Click to download the free app.
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