Susan D. Waring, CLU, ChFC, recently became the first woman to ever be inducted into The American College’s Alumni Hall of Fame. The Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer – State Farm Life and Vice President – Health was nominated by her peers and selected based on her active participation in volunteer efforts for The College. Waring was inducted in a ceremony at The College’s annual Knowledge Summit in Boston.
The Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes graduates of The College who have made extraordinary contributions in time, effort and energy to the financial services educator. Individuals must be long-term volunteers of The College and active participants in The College’s community and learning environment. Waring is only the fifth individual to be inducted into The American College Alumni Hall of Fame.
The selection of the Alumni Hall of Fame recipient is based on the recommendations of a review committee comprised of past Hall of Fame inductees and the President of The American College Alumni Association.
“Susan Waring’s selfless dedication to The College and her service as a champion of women in financial services make her more than deserving of this honor,” said Larry Barton, Ph.D., President and CEO of The American College. “Her work on The American College Foundation Board of Directors, leading committees and helping create the State Farm Chair in Women and Financial Services, demonstrates her commitment to professional education.”
“I am a passionate supporter of lifelong learning,” said Waring. “My entire career has been about moving forward and embracing new challenges in various positions at State Farm. None of that would be possible without a desire to confront challenges and always learn and grow.”