The American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE)
The ABFSE serves as the national academic
accreditation agency for college and university programs in Funeral Service and Mortuary Science Education. Although its roots go back to the 1940's, the ABFSE
became an autonomous agency in 1962. The accrediting function of ABFSE is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
ABFSE Officers Installed at 56th Annual Conference (above)
Pictured left to right:
Jzyk Ennis, Ph.D. (Jefferson State Community College, AL) was installed as President
of ABFSE for 2018-2020 by Past-President Francisco Solis, JD (San Antonio College, TX). Jolene Grande (Cypress
College, CA) is Vice-President. Karl Kann (Worsham College, IL) is Immediate Past-President.
ABFSE 56th Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA
ABFSE met in Anaheim, CA for its annual meeting which included committee meetings and professional development sessions. Cypress College, Cypress, CA served as the host institution.
Annual Conference Highlights
What did you miss?
Dr. Janet Stephens leads professional development session (above)
Educators attend 114th
Annual Meeting of International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards
Educators representing eight ABFSE accredited institutions attended the 114th Annual Meeting of International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards in New Orleans, LA, February 28-March 1, 2018.
Focus of the annual meeting was on
funeral service licensing matters including the National Board Examination.
Pictured left to right:
Jolena Grande, ABFSE Sec/Treas. Cypress College,
Steve Spann, John A. Gupton College,
Matt Buhl, Arkansas State University-Mountain Home,
Jim Shoemake, Dallas Institute,
Mark Evely, Wayne St. University,
Leili McMurrough, Worsham College, Glenn Bower, Commonwealth Institute.
(not photographed - Jack Lechner, Cincinnati College)
Meet the Scholarship Recipients
ABFSE Scholarship Committee made 4 scholarship awards totaling $7,000 in April 2018. 45 application inquiries were received and 11 complete applications were considered.
Review Of Standards
In 2017 ABFSE initiated the process for review of the standards used to accredit programs in funeral
Comments from individual practitioners, educators, students, funeral service professional groups
and members of the public were utilized to create the proposed standards.
Please take this opportunity to participate in the final review of the proposed standards.
Click here to participate.
Click here for a brief summary of the
of the American
Board of Funeral Service Education provides financial awards to students enrolled in funeral
service or mortuary science programs to assist them in obtaining their professional education.
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