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Welcome to Mid-America College of Funeral Service (MACFS) in Jeffersonville, Indiana!

About

Mid-America College of Funeral Service is located at 3111 Hamburg Pike in Jeffersonville, Indiana, the northeast sector of the greater Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area, including Jefferson County, Kentucky and Clark and Floyd Counties of Southern Indiana.

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Mission

The mission of Mid-America College of Funeral Service is to provide a contemporary education for those having chosen funeral service as their life's work that will enable the student to become a successful entry-level funeral service practitioner.

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History

Mid-America College of Funeral Service is the successor to the rich educational heritage of two historically prominent educational institutions of the area that have prepared men and women of all ages to successfully enter the funeral service profession.

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Announcement

NEW PRESIDENT OF MID-AMERICA COLLEGE OF FUNERAL SERVICE

Lauren M.  BudrowIt is my pleasure to announce the hiring of Lauren M. Budrow, CFSP, as President of Mid-America College of Funeral Service. Lauren will take the helm of Mid-America College on October 1, 2014.

Lauren has a combined total of fifteen years in funeral service and higher education. Most recently, she served as Program Director and Instructor for the Funeral Service Education program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Kirkland, Washington.

A licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of Indiana and Washington, Lauren worked for eight years at Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers in Indianapolis, Indiana before moving to Seattle, Washington to pursue other opportunities. She holds an Associate of Science degree in Mortuary Science from Vincennes University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Indiana University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Butler University.

Lauren credits her father-in-law, Norman Knuth, as her inspiration to pursue funeral service, pointing to his nearly forty-five years as a funeral director who demonstrated the values and rewards of funeral service.

“Instilling this same passion and professionalism in students is a top goal of Mid-America College,” Lauren says, “It’s very exhilarating to be joining a staff that is obviously committed to this.”

A born and raised Hoosier, Lauren is returning to Indiana from Seattle with her husband of 17 years, Bradley.

Please join me in welcoming Lauren M. Budrow to Mid-America College of Funeral Service.

Dr. Jill Karn
Chief Operating Officer
Pierce Mortuary Colleges

Promotion of Alisa Perkins, Dennis Bogard and Shelby Chism

It is our pleasure to announce the promotion of Dennis Bogard and Alisa Perkins at Mid-America College of Funeral Service.

Dennis BogardDennis Bogard has been promoted to Dean of Academics:  In his new position the primary responsibility is to oversee the effectiveness of the academic program of the college, this will include helping and directing the faculty with; faculty meetings to improve all academic direction and organization, course scheduling, faculty and course record-keeping, professional development, course assessments, educational materials, surveys, faculty handbook, and several other areas that surround the success of the academic program.  The Dean develops strategies with the president for academic program success.

Alisa PerkinsAlisa Perkins has been promoted to Dean of Students:  In her new position the primary responsibility is to oversee the effectiveness of Student Services, this will include: student services, career services, student life, student activities, social programs, student disciplinary-related process and procedures, student handbook, and student resources.  This position surrounds student resources and directly focused on the students and student needs.  The Dean develops strategies with the president for student success, student satisfaction, and student retention.

Shelby ChismShelby Chism has been promoted to Director of Clinical Embalming: In her new position the primary responsibility is to oversee the effectiveness and success of the clinical embalming program. This will include providing OSHA training and maintaining student training records, work with embalming facilities to provide the clinical experience for students, and provide effective communication between students, colleges, and clinical sites. She will be responsible for maintaining the clinical affiliation agreements, clinical preceptor applications and credentials, clinical site inspections and visits, the clinical embalming technical competencies for each student, and several other areas that surround the success of the clinical embalming program. The Director of Clinical Embalming develops strategies with the president for academic program success.

Please join us in congratulating them!!

Richard Nelson retirement from Mid-America College of Funeral Service

Richard “Dick” NelsonRichard “Dick” Nelson will be retiring from Mid-America College on September 26, 2014. He has been involved in funeral service education for 36 years at Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis, IN and Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, IN.

On Friday, September 26, 2014 a retirement open house will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Mid-America College of Funeral Service for the public. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is invited to attend. There will be ways to leave your sentiments for Dick and he will be available during that time.