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Page A28 MAY 2019 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS S ec t i on A 3” HEARSE NAMEPLATES 1-8 spaces $80.50 per nameplate 9-13 spaces $92.50 per nameplate 14-15 spaces $109.00 per nameplate 16-18 spaces $119.00 per nameplate Many Letter Styles and Sizes Available DEDUCT $10.00 each for Satin Aluminum Finish Funeral Supply Store 1-800-392-2936 • Hydraulic Embalming Table $2,995 00 Scissor Lift $5,395 FREE SHIPPING! Magnum Mortuary Cot $1,495 00 1,000 lb. Capacity FREE SHIPPING! Dressing Table $895 00 FREE SHIPPING! Elite Mortuary Cot $995 00 600 lb. Capacity FREE SHIPPING! News Educational ContinueD New CCCC Degree in Funeral Service to be Offered Entirely on Bridgewater State University’s Campus BRIDGEWATER,MA— Starting September 2019, stu- dents across New England and beyond seeking to earn their higher education in funeral service will have a new home at Cape Cod Community College’s (CCCC) lo- cation at Bridgewater State University (BSU). On Tuesday, March 12, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education officially approved a new Associate in Science in Funeral Service at CCCC. Prospective stu- dents can now apply to the college, receive guaranteed acceptance, and identify fu- neral service as their desig- nated major. In a move to provide easier access to stu- dents across the region, the program and all classrooms and laboratories are housed entirely on the campus of Bridgewater State. “We are proud to now be the only state college in Massachusetts approved by the Board of Higher Edu- cation to deliver this pro- gram,” said John L. Cox, president of Cape Cod Community College. “Our College, and our future funeral service students, are deeply grateful to the board for their support, and to the dedicated faculty and members of college leader- ship who helped get this program ready to launch. It is uncommon to see a program be developed and approved in less than a year, let alone an associate degree program housed on the campus of a four-year col- lege. This approval is groundbreaking, and is a testament to their hard work.” Funeral Service landed on the college’s ra- dar following the abrupt closing of Mount Ida College in May 2018. After Ida shut its doors, students in their funeral service program were displaced with no path to complete their degree program. CCCC responded quickly, building a teach-out program approved by the Department of Higher Education to serve the displaced students, and a lab-space at BSU where the students would be centrally located with access to on-campus housing. The students began the CCCC teach-out in October and, in mid-January, five former Mount Ida students officially obtained their degrees as the first graduates from the funeral service program. During this time, CCCC began the process of devel- oping a full associate degree program. In the CCCC program, students will only be required to be on campus at BSU two days a week. This provides a flexible schedule for working adults to balance work, life, and higher education. The col- lege is also providing a live streaming op- tion, which will allow students to access classes even if they cannot be on cam- pus. Students in the program will also have access to Bridgewater State’s on-cam- pus amenities, including housing. Over the next several months, the college will be seeking accreditation status with the American Board of Funeral Service Edu- cation (ABFSE) as a new program. For more information on the funeral service program and how to register for the fall semester, visit www funeralservice, call 774-330-4311, or email S E N D U S Y O U R N E W S ! PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 1-800-321-7479 Resources are available in English and Spanish to help you create meaningful and healing memorialization experiences for families and communities. Learn more at E-BOOK AND VIDEO FREE to share on your website DOWNLOAD embed code online 12-PAGE BOOKLET REQUEST complimentary copies online CUSTOMIZE and purchase with your logo Understanding the important role funerals and memorialization play in the lives of youth