Minneapolis, MN was the site of the 52nd Annual Conference of the ABFSE from April 9-12, 2014. Members and guests from the accredited funeral service programs in the US along with
representatives from NFDA, NFDMA and ICCFA meet annually to review the status of funeral service education. More.....
Tony Moore triples as a director of church choirs, theatrical musicals and funeral-service education
By Geoff Gehman , October 26, 2015
Tony Moore likes to remind his embalming students that their future clients must always look not only peaceful but natural. The last image the living have of the dead is often from the casket, says NCC's director of funeral service
education, and that picture needs to be positive to last positively. The goal is to make the deceased seem almost alive; the trick is to put on a subtle show.Tony Moore snapshots with celebrities
Moore sure knows how to put on a show. As a funeral home director, he embalmed his father so well, his mother
thought her late husband was sleeping. As a church music director, he produced a 200-person Easter extravaganza. As
a theatrical music director, he conducted musicals ranging from "Mame" to "Assassins." Last fall he made his NCC
stage debut as a keyboardist for "Rent," the award-winning hit about struggling artists bonding in '80s Manhattan.
Moore is telling his zigzagging story in his Commonwealth Hall office, which has a miniature casket and snapshots of
celebrities-Sarah Jessica Parker, Daniel Radcliffe-he met after seeing their Broadway plays. Read the entire article...
No ghouls, just Girl Scouts, on mortuary trip
Jenna Esarey, Special to The Courier-Journal 6:07 p.m. EDT October 30, 2015
Turning their thoughts from cookies to cadavers, Girl Scouts from Louisville and Southern Indiana learned about women in mortuary science as they toured Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville on Thursday.
Wearing Halloween costumes, uniforms or street clothes, just over 30 Girl Scouts and 20 adults eagerly explored the
anatomy classroom with its skulls and large, colorful diagrams, and the reconstruction room where a skeleton and embalming tools were laid out for their perusal.
The girls were able to try their hand at creating a human ear out of restorative wax under the direction of recent graduate
Laura LaJoie. Restorative wax modeling is commonly used in funeral service to return trauma victims to their natural appearance. Read the entire article...