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Connecting to Alumni

Funeral Service Graduates

If you are an alumnus or interested in connecting with our department, we want to hear from you. Please email

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You may also update your information with the UCO Alumni Association. If you are interested in making a gift to the UCO Department of Funeral Service, contact Tara Simmons, director of Development.

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Advisory Board

The mission of the Department of Funeral Service is to meet and exceed the accreditation standards as prescribed by the American Board of Funeral Service Education; to furnish the curriculum content necessary for students to be successful in state and national board licensing examinations; to give a broad expanse of learning experiences for the development of future leaders in the funeral service profession; and, to elevate to professional status the career of funeral service.

To accomplish this mission, input from our industry partners is essential to guide program planning that will prepare our graduates in an ever-changing death care system.

The Funeral Service Advisory Board is responsible for advising the department in terms of industry interests, needs, and resources relative to death care. The members of the board will provide input, feedback, and advice relative to both curriculum planning and program direction. They will serve as liaisons between funeral service education and practice.

An advisory board meeting is held in conjunction with our career fair during each fall semester. Tables are offered to professional partners to provide students with information and allow for networking opportunities in between and during class time.  A lunch with departmental updates along with Q&A and feedback opportunities follows the career fair.  

The UCO funeral service department also hosts an Oklahoma Funeral Directors Association district meeting to allow for discourse. 

For information on either of these opportunities contact the funeral service department, or follow us on Facebook