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Welcome to the CCMS Blog

Looking to stay up to date with all the exciting things happening here at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science? Want to be the first to know about the latest news that has funeral professionals across the country talking. Whether you are an experienced funeral professional or a prospective student considering attending CCMS, our blog has everything you need to know.

With some of the funeral profession's leading voices sharing their opinion, our blog offers readers relevant articles, useful tips and tricks, funeral profession news and so much more. Our topics range from human interest topics like celebrations of life around the world to news about the states with most jobs or highest salaries. If you are thinking about attending CCMS and starting you career as a funeral director, we even offer advice for applying to CCMS and what you can expect from our programs and curriculum.

We hope that you enjoy the content that's offered throughout the blog. If you want to stay up-to-date with CCMS and be the first to know when a new post is published, make sure to subscribe. If you enjoyed the post and want to share some input or ask a question, feel free to leave a comment. Lastly, if you have a suggestion for a post or would like to learn more, please reach out and contact us today.

Support of the ECC is Crucial …and Logical

By Molly Jones | July 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Support of the ECC is Crucial …and Logical

I’m certain that by now you’ve heard about our exciting and transformational Educational Cremation Center. The addition of the ECC is the summation of a transition the college has been undertaking for the past decade and one which will continue to strengthen our position as the premier provider of death…

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CCMS Ambassadors Club

By Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science | June 18, 2019 | Comments Off on CCMS Ambassadors Club

Is there one phrase that drives you nuts? I have one and it is “What a hidden gem!” I have heard this multiple times during my time at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and it drives me nuts! I know that the individuals are not mean spirited when making this…

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Nothing Stays the Same: Changes over 30+ Years at CCMS

By Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science | May 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Nothing Stays the Same: Changes over 30+ Years at CCMS

In 1986, a gallon of gas cost 89 cents and the average cost of a new car was just over $9,250. It was the year of the “Hands across America,” charity event, the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion, and the debut of the Oprah Winfrey Show. The stage musical “Phantom of…

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Student Perceives Brick Campaign as Way to Connect

By Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science | April 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Student Perceives Brick Campaign as Way to Connect

Semester 2 student Noah Saldo feels it is a simple decision – one that he urges other CCMS students and alumni to join him in. He says he purchased one of the commemorative bricks ‘because it seems like the perfect way to both recognize my time as a student and…

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Anatomy of a Successful Funeral Director

By Molly Jones | March 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Anatomy of a Successful Funeral Director

As the first and oldest mortuary college in the country, we’ve helped thousands of death care professionals go on to have fulfilling, successful careers. With more than 8,000 alumni and 12 Presidents of the National Funeral Directors Association, we’ve seen firsthand what it takes to succeed in the funeral profession.…

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Robert Boetticher on State Funerals

By Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science | February 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Robert Boetticher on State Funerals

Do you know the origin of Taps? Or the protocol for whose funeral is permitted to be held in the National Cathedral? Do you know the difference between a person lying in state and lying in honor? Come to a special presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 20 on “Planning and Conducting…

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Your 2019 Cincinnati Travel Guide

By Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science | January 28, 2019 | Comments Off on Your 2019 Cincinnati Travel Guide

When a student gets accepted to multiple universities and colleges, they have to look at each of the prospective schools and see what they have to offer. A big part of that comparison is examining the city the school is in. A school could offer exceptional facilities, top faculty, and a…

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Grief and the Holidays

By Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science | December 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Grief and the Holidays

Sometimes the holidays don’t feel so…..special. For many, this season is a time to gather with family and friends and is chock full of love, joy, and celebration. However, if you are mourning a loved one, the holiday season can be anything but joyous. In fact, the holidays are often…

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Managing Stress During Exam Season

By Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science | December 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Managing Stress During Exam Season

Stress levels can peak for students as a semester comes to an end. Whether preparing for final exam week, comprehensive practice exams or wrapping up course assignments, it is perfectly natural to experience increased stress. Stress affects each student differently, so it is important to understand how you can effectively…

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The CCMS Co-Op Experience

By Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science | November 12, 2018 | Comments Off on The CCMS Co-Op Experience

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Mortuary Science program each benefit from a unique learning experience following the completion of their fourth semester on-campus courses. The funeral service co-op is a 6-week placement where students get to experience what it is like to work in a funeral home.  During this time, students are mentored in the…

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