September 2022

Page A36 September 2022 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A ©adfinity® Independently owned by licensed funeral director Dave McComb, Inman Shipping Worldwide offers unmatched integrity and expertise. We have more than 40 years of experience bringing loved ones home for ceremony. We offer: • International & domestic ship-in services • Unsurpassed attention to detail • State-of-the-art tracking software • 24/7 call center staffed by Inman employees WE GIVE YOU MORE TIME TO SERVE your families Contact us today to learn more. (800) 321-0566 • NEWS Educational CONTINUED Funeral Directors Research,Inc. AMRA INSTRUMENT, LLC 623 N. Tower (P.O. Box 359) Centralia, WA 98531 “the shorter the supply line the better off you are” WEB DIRECT GIFT & PRICING TM ® burgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh PA; Luke Foreman, attending Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Dallas, TX, awarded the Michael R. St. Pierre Memorial Scholarship; Kami Gremillion attending Cypress College, Cypress CA; Courtney Richards attending American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, New York, NY; and Christopher Wagner attending American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, New York, NY, awarded the Mark L. Justen Memorial Scholarship. “We often hear personal stories of students that have felt drawn to this profession for much of their lives, and are finally able to take the steps to make it a reality,” said Stefanie Favia, senior director of development with the Trust. “The Trust created this scholarship program specifically for these individuals, making sacrifices and taking risks toward a better future for themselves and the profession.” When asked what this scholarship meant to her, Nia Collins shared that this scholarship will take her one step closer to being able to “make a difference in the community by providing insight, comfort and compassion.” Commitment to community is a value shared by recipient Courtney Richards. “I have a very strong desire to continue educating my community more on the different forms of memorialization.” Recipient Kami Gremillion is focused on her goals for the future. “My goal, through the funeral service education I am receiving, is to learn the skills necessary to comfort and help families navigate the storm that follows the death of a loved one. This is an extremely important task/gift, not to be taken lightly, and my motivation to pursue this path toward a more fulfilling life’s work.” Second-Career Scholarships are awarded by the Selected Educational Trust to individuals who have chosen funeral service later in their career journey and Selected Educational Trust Announces Second-Career Scholarship Recipients Nia Collins Luke Foreman Kami Gremillion Courtney Richards Christopher Wagner LINCOLNSHIRE,IL— The board of trustees of the Selected Educational Trust is proud to announce the recipients of the Selected Educational Trust 2022 Spring Cycle Second-Career Scholarship Program. Scholarships awarded this cycle include two sponsored by Gunderson Funeral Home, the Mark L. Justen Memorial Scholarship, and the Michael R. St. Pierre Memorial Scholarship. The board of trustees faced the arduous task of choosing the recipients out of the more than 20 applicants, and Selected member firm Flanner Buchanan stepped up to add a fifth scholarship. Of this decision, Tony Lloyd, president/COO of Buchanan Group Inc had this to say, “As a founding member of Selected, we have a great interest in the support of independent funeral homes and the evergrowing staffing needs of the profession. Providing a second-career scholarship is fitting support for this mutual need.” The recipients are: Nia Collins attending Continued on page A37 TONY KUMMING President JEFF BOUTWELL Founder TODD REICH Business Relations Talk with a Succession Planning Expert NFDA CONVENTION BOOTH 2905