A big mutual life insurer has completed an effort to support the American College.[@@]

The insurer, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, says it has completed funding the Henry A. Deppe Chair in Pensions and Retirement Planning at the American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa., a school that focuses on financial services education.

The chair is named after Henry Deppe, a former Guardian general agent, and it was endowed by Deppe’s colleagues as well as by Guardian, Guardian says.

The Deppe chair program will promote development of course content dealing with retirement issues, Guardian says.

In 1989, American College donors backed the establishment of the Henry A. Deppe Lecture Series on pension and retirement security issues.

Before Deppe retired in 1987, he ran the National Pension Service, White Plains, N.Y., a Guardian agency that focused on the sale of pension plans and retirement saving plans.