August 24, 2016
Mid-America College of Funeral Service hosted its first Continuing Education Event for licensed Funeral Directors. We had over thirty individuals in attendance with five presenters. Thank you to all who attended.
July 28th, 2016
The Funeral Sociology class participated one of their favorite projects, Alternative Container personalization. The seniors were divided into teams, and each team was given a scenario of the decedent. It was up to the team to decorate the alternative casket in such a way as to celebrate and memorialize that person.
The Spring 2017 graduating class listened to Aaron Scott of Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, Indiana talk about making removals and they participated in learning how to operate a one man cot. Aaron is Chairman of the Mid-America College Advisory Board. Our thanks to class members Cody Hill who is associated with Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Homes Inc. and Kaelin Brock who is associated with Scott Funeral Homes for bringing in transfer vehicles and cots for the training and to Aaron Scott for taking time out of his busy schedule to share his funeral profession knowledge with our Junior Class.
IFDA, June 9th, 2016
· Cody Hill Receives Frank W. Moore Scholarship
· Cody Hill Receives Presidential Scholarship
· Luke Nolting Receives Isaac Ball Scholarship
NEW Facilities Pictures: August 17, 2015
Field Trip: May 1, 2015
Guest Lecture: April 24, 2015
Spring Graduation: April 10, 2015
Mid-America College of Funeral Service recently held their Spring Commencement Exercises at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Mid-America College President Lauren Budrow presided over the exercise and Dean of Students Alisa Perkins presenting Special Recognition and Academic Awards. Past Chairman John W. Firestone had the honor of presenting the W.H. “Bill” Pierce Award, while the Director of the Clinical Embalming Program, Shelby Chism administered the Funeral Service Oath. W. Sidney Fogle, Executive Director of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky, delivered the Commencement Address and received the Distinguished Service Award for the advancement of Mortuary Education and the Funeral Service Profession.
Matthew Payne received the W.H. “Bill” Pierce Award and was Valedictorian of the class, while Laura LaJoie received the Restorative Art Award for outstanding achievement of the theory and practice of Restorative Art and was Class Salutatorian.
Front Row: Alicia Deeds of Sellersburg, IN; Mariah Venzke of Athens Wisconsin; Nisa Marie Moss of Corydon, IN; Ellen Searcy of Mt. Vernon, IN; Sarah Hopper of Louisville, KY; Laura B. LaJoie of New Albany, IN and Jesse Elmore of Louisville, KY
Second Row: Shayla Lybarger of Jeffersonville, IN and Devon Lynne Carlisle of New Albany, IN
Third Row: Joshua D. New of Somerset, KY; Brandon Eugene Weller of Danville, KY; Taylor A. Smyth of Wabash, IN; Braden Sellers, Jeffersonville, IN; Andrew S. Owens II of Morehead, KY; Gage R. Crisp of Monticello, IN and Ben Higginbotham of Seymour IN
Fourth Row: Richard Neal Butcher of Paintsville, KY; Kaitlin Marie Boston of Louisville, KY; Kenneth Edward Hempstead of Butlerville, IN; Matthew D. Payne of Floyds Knobs, IN; Emily Carol Gillespie of Jeffersonville IN and John C. Pontius of Jeffersonville, IN
Open House: March 7, 2015
Mid-America had one of their most successful Spring Open Houses on March 7, 2015. Despite the terrible weather the week before we had a full house. Lauren Budrow, President of Mid-America College presided over a General Assembly to introduce all students and faculty members who hosted the Open House. Mid-America’s next Open House will be on August 18, 2015.
Halloween arrived at Mid-America!
Fall Graduation 2014
Members of the class who received their Bachelor of Science Degree in Funeral Service were, Edwin M. Coots IV of Jeffersonville, Indiana; Alexander James Dyer of Lancaster, Ohio; Geri Marie Gogel of Washington, D.C.; Stephanie Ann House of Floyds Knobs, Indiana; Shelly R. Jones of Williamsburg, Kentucky; Alexander Ray McArthur of Wise, Virginia and Dana Suber of Lexington, Kentucky.
Those who received the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service were Gypsy Dawn Rose Antra of Greenville, South Carolina; Elaine Marie Auer of Kendallville, Indiana; Jessica L. Bruno of Madison, Indiana; Matthew Doyle Hall of Livingston, Tennessee; Christopher Michael Hodge of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; Nicholas Alan Leonhard of Portland, Indiana; Alexander Wayne Ricketts of Evansville, Indiana; Nicole Tiffany Saffell of Jeffersonville, Indiana; Autumn B. Smith of Louisville, Kentucky; Jacoria S. Tooley of Louisville, Kentucky and Lindsette Lara Wilson of Madison, Indiana.
Individual award recipients included Stefanie House, Class Valedictorian and Restorative Art Award winner, Alexander McArthur, Class Salutatorian, and Alexander Dyer, W.H. “Bill” Pierce Award winner.