For Immediate Release: February 20, 2012
Association announces the date and location of a second Meet the Mentors event in 2012
Brookfield, Wis. – Last week, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) announced the names of the 50 young funeral professionals who will have an opportunity to learn from three leading funeral directors and network with like-minded peers during the Association's second Meet the Mentors Program, which will take place March 26-27 at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Meet the Mentors is being held in cooperation with the Funeral Service Foundation.
Throughout January and early February, NFDA-member licensed funeral directors and embalmers under the age of 40 could enter for a chance to participate in this exclusive program. The names of the 50 participants were announced the week of February 13 through videos posted on the NFDA website and social media sites. The attendees are:
About Meet the Mentors
The 50 selected attendees will have an opportunity to meet and learn from three of the country's leading funeral directors: Glenn P. Taylor of the Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro, Ky.; Valerie J. Wages of Tom M. Wages Funeral Services Inc. in Snellville, Ga.; and NFDA Past President Mark Musgrove of Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene, Ore.
During the program, each mentor will give a presentation in which they share lessons they have learned about how to build a successful and fulfilling career in funeral service. After the presentations, participants will break into groups and personally interact with each mentor.
There is no cost to participate in the program itself; the 50 selected attendees only need pay for their transportation to the program. The cost of the registration fee, access to the mentors, one night of lodging, a reception and dinner the night before the program, and continental breakfast and lunch the day of the program – a $599 value – has been generously covered through a grant from the Funeral Service Foundation.
Complete details about the NFDA Meet the Mentors program, including the videos announcing the winners, can be found on the NFDA website, www.nfda.org/mentors.
Second Meet the Mentors Added
During the final attendee announcement video, NFDA announced that a second Meet the Mentors event would take place in 2012; it will take place August 27-28 at the Faculty Club on the Harvard University campus. Information about that program, including details on how young funeral professionals can enter for an opportunity to attend, will be released in the coming months.
NFDA is the world's leading and largest funeral service association, serving 18,500 individual members who represent nearly 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 43 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.
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Contact: Jessica Koth, 262-814-1536, firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Since the publication of this news release, a few of the individual originally selected to partcipate in the Meet the Mentors event have indicated they will be unable to attend. Click here to see the names of individuals selected to attend in their place.
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