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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. 

Contact:awhitley.students@ccms.edu

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!

Contact:bmcwilliams.students@ccms.edu

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!

Contact:gsmurray@students.ccms.edu

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!

Contact:gnmurray@students.ccms.edu