The other morning I visited the current campus of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, (CCMS) located just ten minutes from my office. The current campus is twice removed from where I attended, but it is also a much more modern facility.
When I attended CCMS, there were a total of 36 mortuary science programs in the country. Today, there are 61.
I spent an hour with President Jack Lechner and Academic Chairwoman, Teresa Dutko, learning about the current program and makeup of students. It was an informative visit and I had to chuckle a bit as the president had some classic, The Grateful Dead playing as background music in his office. Nice Touch.
While on a tour, I took a quick photo of my class picture which was hanging on the wall.
Most of us looked very serious as we prepared for a life of looking very serious.