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Seymour Sternberg and Stephen Tarr inducted to Alumni Hall of Fame

Seymour Sternberg and Stephen Tarr inducted to Alumni Hall of Fame

BRYN MAWR, Pa., Aug. 10, 2015 - The American College of Financial Services will induct Seymour, "Sy," Sternberg, CLU® (New York, NY) and Stephen D. Tarr, MSM, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®, CASL® (Zionsville, IN) into its Alumni Hall of Fame. These deserving individuals will be honored at The College's Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at separate events in New York and Hawaii.

Seymour "Sy" Sternberg, CLU® will be inducted in recognition of his extraordinary professionalism and commitment to the industry. Sternberg was chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of New York Life Insurance Company. Under his leadership, New York Life became one of the largest mutual life insurance companies in the U.S. and the world. In 2014, Sy and Fred Sievert, MSM generously established the Sy Sternberg and Fred Sievert Doctoral Fellowship at The American College, which conducts state-of-the-art research on financial issues, related to retirement. Sy was honored with the John Newton Russell Memorial Award from the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) in 2014. The College is pleased to induct Sy to its Alumni Hall of Fame in recognition of his steadfast dedication and advocacy to the profession and The American College. Sy will be inducted on November 30, 2015 at New York Life Insurance Company Headquarters in New York City.

Stephen D. Tarr, MSM, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®, CASL® is being recognized for his exceptional commitment to professionalism and dedication to The American College of Financial Services. Steve joined The College in 1979 as Vice President of Development and Society Relations. Most recently, Steve served as Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of The Wealth Channel Magazine, the alumni publication. Steve has made significant and lasting contributions as both an alumnus and College leader and for these reasons is a truly worthy inductee to the Alumni Hall of Fame. Steve retired in early 2015. He and his wife, Alice, live in Zionsville, Indiana. The College will induct Steve at a luncheon during Knowledge Summit, a three-day conference and conferment for its graduates scheduled for October 21-24 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes graduates of The American College's designation or degree programs who have made extraordinary contributions in time, treasure, effort and energy to this remarkable institution of higher learning. Individuals must be longterm volunteers and active participants in The College's community and learning environment. The selection of the Alumni Hall of Fame recipient is based on past nominations and new nominations from graduates.

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About The American College of Financial Services

The American College is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927. The American College's faculty represents some of the financial services industry's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit