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 1940s, the ABFSE became an autonomous agency in 1962. The US Department of Education and the Council on Higher
Education Accreditation recognize ABFSE as the sole accrediting agency for academic programs that prepare funeral service professionals.
American Board of Funeral Service Education meets in Minneapolis. New Officers are Elected.
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.....
Pictured left to right:
Karl Kann, Vice President; Eugene Ogrodnik, President; Francisco Solis, Past President; Jzyk Ennis, Secretary/Treasurer
Colleagues in the News
I Want to Be a - Funeral Director
by Jzyk Ennis and Tim Muma Saturday, January 31, 2015
Some careers, like this one, will always be necessary due to the certainty of death. Thus, we're taking a look at the role of a funeral director by speaking with Jzyk Ennis, funeral director for Carr Funeral Home in Alabama – and an instructor in
the mortuary science program at Jefferson State College. Jzyk describes the details of this position to Tim Muma,
including what personality works best, why the role is so important, and which myths should be put to rest.
Children and even some adults fantasize about finding their dream job. Sometimes they don't know what it is or how to
get there. I Want to Be a... will walk our starry-eyed job seekers through the reality of how to fulfill their life's goal of becoming exactly what they want.
Hear the radio interview on localjobnetwork.com
Full Bio: Jzyk Ennis is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Alabama and Georgia. He is also a Certified Funeral
Service Practitioner (CFSP). Jzyk uses his experience in the field to teach students interested in the area of funeral
service at Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, Alabama. He has published numerous articles in national
and state publications such as 'The Director Magazine, and is also often asked to be a presenter for educational
seminars and programs. Jzyk is Secretary/Treasurer of the American Board of Funeral Service Education.
Twelve California Community Colleges receive final approval from Board of Governors to offer bachelor’s degrees
The California Community Colleges Board of Governors gave final approval on
Monday for 12 community colleges to participate in a landmark pilot program that allows them to offer bachelor’s degrees in fields such as respiratory
therapy, dental hygiene and aerospace manufacturing technology.
Read the entire press release...
Jolena Grande, Cypress College (middle row, center)
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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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