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Lab Assistants

CCMS employs students as Lab Assistants; get to know our current Assistants below! Read more about the position.

Alex whitley

Alex Whitley

Spring 2022-2023

Hello, I'm Alex and I've been living in Cincinnati for the past four years now. I'm a lab assistant for the spring 2022 semester and I'm going to be a first-generation funeral director and embalmer. I received my Associates Degree from Terra State Community College and I am looking forward to gaining the knowledge and insight I need to be a well-rounded and respected death care provider here at CCMS. In my spare time I like to listen to podcasts, watch documentaries, and hang out with my puppy and bunny. I am excited to assist all our future students and cannot wait to see them on campus. If you any questions, please feel free to contact me. 


britt mcwilliams

Britt McWilliams

Spring 2022-2023

Hello all! My name is Britt McWilliams I am from Lawrenceburg, Indiana. I attended Ivy Tech Community College where I completed my Associates degree. I will be a first-generation funeral director and embalmer with no prior experience. I was drawn to the death care industry after the passing of several family members and helping my loved ones with the arrangement process. I look forward to gaining experience and lifelong knowledge while being a Clinical lab assistant here at CCMS. Please feel free to email me!



Garrison Murray

Fall 2021-2022 Cohort

Hello, my name is Garrison Murray and I am one of the lab assistants for the Fall class of 2022 here at CCMS. I am from Creston, Ohio and came to Cincinnati to get my Bachelors of Mortuary Science. With my degree I will be returning home to work for my families funeral homes and become a fourth generation funeral director within my community. I have enjoyed my time at CCMS and working in the embalming lab; Helping to assist everyone in my cohort with anything that they need. In my spare time I enjoy being outside and spending time with the friends I have made from CCMS. If you have any questions feel free to contact me!



Gina Murray

Fall 2021-2022 Cohort

Hello, my name is Gina. I'm from Toledo, OH, and I'm working towards my Bachelor's degree here at CCMS. My original field of study was nursing, but I was most comfortable doing post-mortem care. A co-worker suggested looking into a job in death care, so I took a year to research the field. I worked at a funeral home to ensure it was the path I wanted to take, and it was! I feel lucky to have one of the lab assistant positions. With this job, I am able to oversee many aspects of the lab and experience different instructors' embalming techniques. Outside of school and work, I enjoy watching 'Golden Girls', spending time with family and friends, going to live shows, and being a cat mom! 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!