The mission of The American College is to raise the level of professionalism of its students and, by extension, the financial services industry as a whole. By imparting expert knowledge - and by emphasizing that such knowledge must be regularly renewed and ethically applied - the College seeks to strengthen not only its students' professionalism but, ultimately and most importantly, the financial security of the individuals, families, businesses, and society they serve.

The American College is an independent, accredited, nonprofit educational institution that provides graduate and professional education, primarily on a distance learning basis, to men and women pursuing career growth in the increasingly sophisticated and competitive field of financial services.

Founded in 1927 as The American College of Life Underwriters, the College has in recent decades broadened its instructional offerings to reflect the growing convergence of insurance and other financial services professions. A variety of designation, certificate, graduate-degree, and continuing education programs now complement its long-respected CLU designation.

The Huebner Gold Medal is the highest honor bestowed upon insurance and financial services professionals by The American College to honor those special few whose support of the College and its programs, and whose dedication to education and professionalism have been of particular meaning to the mission and progress of the institution.