Tag: funeral service careers


Plenty of opportunities for women in the death care profession

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science in 1980 — in a class of about 40 males and one female.  That is just the way it was. . .there were no young women going into the business at that time.  Today, the mortuary science classes at my alma mater are about 70% female. I recently came across this article from Indiana that was about the 17th Nontraditional Employment for Women Opportunities Workshop in Syracuse, Indiana.  I thought […]


Will the Workforce Be There

On Friday I was lucky enough to get to go through what has became one of the funnest days of the year for me.  For the 4th straight year I was selected via my position on the University of Minnesota Board to participate in the commencement exercises for the school’s graduates of Mortuary Science program. In Minnesota, that program is our state’s only mortuary science curriculum and ends with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science.  The commencement ceremony […]