May Connections Newsletter 2013

The American College - Connections: Inside The DNA of Financial Services
May 2013

Knowlege Summit 2013

The American College's Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs will be honoring two of our first scholarship recipients, Ryan Zimpleman and Tia Nichole McMillen, both MSM candidates. They will be walking across the stage as the first graduates of the scholarship program during this year’s Knowledge Summit at the Commencement ceremony held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in November 2013.

Join our veterans and The American College for the 2013 Knowledge Summit and Commencement and celebrate the accomplishments shared by you and your peers in exciting Las Vegas, Nevada. From November 20th to the 22nd, The College will be uniting giants from the financial services industry and beyond for an unforgettable networking and educational experience. Surrounded by the excitement of the Las Vegas Strip, The Knowledge Summit promises to offer the very best in financial services insight, ideas and innovation.

Complete your designation before August 31st and walk at Commencement! Prudential Agency Distribution President, Caroline Feeney, CLU®, ChFC® will be delivering the 2013 Commencement speech. A true pioneer in the industry and dear friend to The College, Caroline’s speech promises to inspire and motivate.

Still need credits to qualify for graduation?

Contact a Professional Education Counselor at 888-263-7265
to find out if you’re eligible.

Save $100 on your Knowledge Summit registration fee if you register before June 30th!

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Prudential Online Learning Center

Supporting Professional Education Advances the Student Experience!

The American College would like to announce that Prudential is now sponsoring our Online Learning Center. Due to their generosity, we are now able to provide new technology that will give financial services professionals the opportunity to study at their own pace without the ties of the classroom. Thanks to Prudential’s support, the opportunity to achieve your professional education goals is more accessible and convenient than ever before!

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Wade Pfau Join us in welcoming our newest Faculty addition, Wade Pfau, PhD, CFA

He will be joining us as professor of Retirement Income and will be teaching and advising students within our new PhD program for Financial and Retirement planning, as well as publishing research on the same topics.

Ryan Zimpleman

Ryan Zimpleman — Scholarship Recipient

The Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs is proud to honor Ryan Zimpleman, a Master’s of Science in Management (MSM) scholarship recipient, in the Spring 2013 edition of The Wealth Channel magazine.  The article highlights Ryan’s background and academic progress as well as the recent success of The Center. Click below to learn more about Ryan and our scholarship program, which supports active military, veterans, and their families.

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Estelle Blockoms

Estelle Blockoms, MSM, CLF®, LUTCF
Alumni of the Month – May 2013

Estelle Blockoms MSM, CLF®, LUTCF started as an insurance representative for American Family Mutual Insurance in March of 2004 as a scratch agent on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. She spent nearly 2½ years in agency where she successfully wrote 1,800 policies. Some of her accomplishments include 2 All Line Leaders, 2 All American, 2 Life Diamond Leader, and 2 ACP Agent of the Year for the State of Indiana in 2005 & 2006. Additionally, Mrs. Blockoms was recognized as the number one life sales agent in the state of Indiana for the company in 2006.

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Support Your College Through Annual Giving

Support Your College Through Annual Giving!

Eugene LoVasco, CLU®, Chairman of Annual Giving, along with Phil Richards, CFP®, CLU®, RHU®, and Susan Cooper, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®, CAP®, the 2013 Co-Chairs of the President’s Circle.

Join individuals whose involvement in the Huebner Society ($25,000+), the Chairman’s Council ($10,000-$24,999) and the President’s Circle ($1,500-$9,999) affect every facet of The American College.Â

These leaders ensure that The College delivers the best body of knowledge and in doing so, extend the ability of the public to make informed choices about their financial well-being.

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For information on contributing gifts of securities, Rana McNamara at 215-525-1323.



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Alumni Travel-Learn Cruise 2014 - New England, Nova Scotia, Quebec

10 Nights October 6-16
Silversea's Silver Whisper

The 18th American College Alumni Cruise will set sail in fall 2014 for the spectacular beauty of New England, Nova Scotia and Quebec – a rare treat aboard a five-star luxury liner to view parts of your world that are close to home, yet a world away.

To learn more and be among the first to receive a pre-announcement invitation, email

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