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The American College of Financial Services reaches $2M scholarship milestone

BRYN MAWR, Pa., Jan. 18, 2018 -- The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs reached a major milestone, surpassing the $2 million mark in total scholarships awarded to military veterans, active duty, and their spouses.

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Advanced investment planning for individual investors: The American College introduces Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP™) designation

New curriculum focuses on creating diversified and efficient investment portfolios centered on client goals

BRYN MAWR, Pa., Dec. 18, 2017 -- As the leader in advanced planning education for financial advisors, The American College of Financial Services has launched the Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP™) designation, a comprehensive curriculum in goals-based investment management.

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2017 Huebner Gold Medal goes to George Joseph and Maury Stewart

BRYN MAWR, Pa., Nov. 20, 2017 -- On November 17, 2017, Maurice Stewart, CLU®, ChFC®, CLF®, and the late George G. Joseph, CLU®, received the Solomon S. Huebner Gold Medal from The American College of Financial Services in recognition of their leadership and accomplishments in the financial services profession. Both individuals were formally honored at The College's annual President's Dinner that took place at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Jayne Schiff inducted into The American College of Financial Services Alumni Hall of Fame

BRYN MAWR, Pa., Nov. 20, 2017 -- On November 17, 2017, Jayne Nemerow Schiff, MSFS, CLU®, ChFC®, REBC®, CAP®, ChHC®, MPS, was inducted into The American College of Financial Services Alumni Hall of Fame in recognition of her exceptional professionalism and dedication to The College and its educational mission. The induction ceremony took place during a luncheon celebration at the prestigious Pyramid Club Philadelphia in conjunction with the Managing Clients' Healthcare and Retirement Needs Continuing Education Lecture.

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The American College of Financial Services plans major move

BRYN MAWR, Pa., Nov. 2, 2017 -- The American College of Financial Services is moving its operational headquarters from Bryn Mawr, Pa., to 630 Allendale Rd. in King of Prussia, Pa. The relocation to the newly purchased building will be completed by June 2019. Increased square footage and proximity to a diverse and dynamic area will provide a state-of-the-art setting for the continued growth of The College and its educational programs.

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The American College honors 2017 Millennial Advisor Award winners

10 financial services professionals take home the honor

BRYN MAWR, Pa., Oct. 17, 2017 -- The American College of Financial Services has announced the winners of its second annual Millennial Advisor Award, given to a select group of individuals under the age of 35 who have made a significant impact in their profession.

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The American College congratulates David Blanchett, adjunct professor, for earning AFS 'best paper' award

Paper echoes key considerations for building an efficient portfolio from upcoming Wealth Management Certified Professional designation

BRYN MAWR, Pa., Oct. 16, 2017 -- The American College of Financial Services, the nation's only non-profit, accredited college devoted to financial services, announced today that the Academy of Financial Services (AFS) has awarded Adjunct Professor David Blanchett with 'Best Paper' in investments for his research article, 'The Value of a Gamma-Efficient Portfolio.' Blanchett is part of the development and instruction behind the College's upcoming Wealth Management Certified Professional (WMCP) designation, which helps advisors transform modern investment theory into applied knowledge that brings a new level of value to client relationships.

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Doc Huffman to receive 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Round Table of New York

BRYN MAWR, PA, Aug. 8, 2017 -- The Round Table of New York will recognize Gary T. "Doc" Huffman, CLU®, ChFC®, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at its 99th Anniversary Black Tie Dinner taking place in December at the Union League Club in New York City.

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The American College of Financial Services names General Peter Pace as 2017 Soldier-Citizen Award recipient

BRYN MAWR, PA, Aug. 7, 2017 -- The American College of Financial Services has announced that General Peter Pace will be the 2017 Soldier-Citizen Award recipient. Pace, a highly decorated, retired Marine Corps veteran and 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will receive the award during a ceremony on August 24 at The College's fourth annual veterans networking and fundraising event, "The Clambake," at Normandy Farm in Blue Bell, Pa.

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Time to take retirement into their own hands: Over 80 percent of women fail retirement income literacy quiz

A third of women surveyed said they are extremely knowledgeable about retirement income planning

BRYN MAWR, PA, July 24, 2017 -- Only 18% of retirement-age women can pass a basic quiz on how to make a nest egg last in retirement. Nearly twice as many retirement-age men are able to pass, and although those numbers are still grim, this underscores the trouble women face in their own retirement knowledge. Even more worrisome is that despite low retirement literacy, the majority of women (55%) are still extremely confident that they and their spouses would have enough money to retire comfortably.

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