March 11th is National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day. It is a day set aside by Congress in 2008, “to pay tribute to funeral directors and morticians who, day in and day out, assist our Nation’s families in their times of sadness and grief and help families mourn a death and celebrate a life.”
While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused stagnation for many businesses, the funeral profession has experienced not only a higher level of activity, but also has had to modify various processes and traditions. Whether these evolving practices result in permanent changes remains to be seen. Nevertheless, during these times it is even more incumbent upon our profession to support our families and communities.
The Funeral Industry, as always, is ever changing. In days past, educational and licensing requirements across the United States have been lax overall and left up to each state’s governing body to determine the requirements within their state. Although each state continues to remain in charge of determining requirements, those requirements are becoming more stringent each year that funeral professionals remain in practice due to advances in death care technology, governing regulations, and the expansion of the funeral directors/professionals’ duties.
December 11, 2019
Students at Pierce Mortuary Colleges are getting SOAR! Certified!
Presenter: John T. McQueen, CFSP
Customer Experience Trainer
September 2019: American Funeral Director, Meet the New Gupton-Jones President
What does a fourth-generation licensed funeral director and embalmer who also has extensive experience in the academic area do for a next career step? If your name is Hope Iglehart, you become the president of your alma mater.
Yes, we are proud to announce that Mid-America College of Funeral Service is a 2019/2020 Military Friendly® School.
Yes, we are proud to announce that Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service is a 2019/2020 Military Friendly® School.