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CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
Career Development Awards
ELIGIBILITY & SUBMISSION PROCESS
Career Development Awards are available to ALL licensed funeral directors.
Recipients may receive only one Career Development Award.
Submissions accepted on a rolling basis; online submissions only.
Up to 60 names are selected each year; names drawn by the Foundation Board of Trustees in January, July and October.
Submissions are valid for three selection cycles.
If eligible, those names not selected will automatically be entered in the next cycle.
Only one submission per person, per three selection cycles.
Career Development Awards
underwrite registration fees for a single
NFDA Cremation Certification, Arranger Training or Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) session of recipient’s choosing.
Awards are valid for one year from date of issue.
Awards are redeemed directly through NFDA. Program dates vary and are based on availability.
All underwritten registration fees will be transferred directly to NFDA; under no circumstances will the Funeral Service Foundation make a payment directly to the recipient.
Awards are not retroactive, transferrable or deferable.
Awards are not redeemable for other NFDA/Foundation programs, scholarships, awards or initiatives.
Career Development Awards Submission Form
If you are human, leave this field blank.
How Did You Hear?
Attended Meet the Mentors.
Attended the Professional Women's Conference.
Applied for or received a Foundation academic scholarship.
None of the above.
How did you hear about the Career Development Awards?
I am resubmitting my name
The Director Magazine
A Foundation representative
Word of Mouth
A CE program
Certification & Submission
I UNDERSTAND THAT:
I understand that if selected, I must use my Career Award within one year of issue.
I understand that a Career Development Award is not retroactive, non-transferrable and non-deferable.
I understand that a Career Award may be applied only to select NFDA programs/seminars.
I CERTIFY THAT:
I am a licenced funeral director and/or embalmer.
I am not a past Career Development Award recipient.
I have not submitted for a Career Development Award under a different name or email address.
Please enter your FD/Embalmer license information.
FD/Embalmer License Number(s)/State(s). You must be a licensed funeral director and/or embalmer to enter.
2017-2018 Career Development Award Winners
Jason Abner | Kingsport, TN
Christopher Allen | Milwaukie, OR
Martha Archibald | North Charleston, SC
Meaghan Baker | Danvers, MA
Adam Baynard | Stanfield, NC
James Brady | Richboro, PA
Laverne Brown | El Cajon, CA
Christine Bushby | Millbrook, AL
Craig Buysse | Alexandria, MN
Duane Calloway | Washington D.C., DC
Dianne Campbell Thomas | Richboro, PA
Dorman Caudle | Winston-Salem, NC
Jack Clock | Utica, MI
Amanda Coleman | Cadet, MO
Berri Cooper | Chicago, IL
Adriana Corral | North Miami Beach, FL
Elizabeth Anne Cotter | Linton, IN
John Croxton, II | Cincinnati, OH
Amy Cunningham | Brooklyn, NY
Leigh Ann Dickerson-Lewis | Versailles, KY
Peter Dilwith | Waipahu, HI
Cortney Drake – Heck | Wausau, WI
Joanna Ellsberry | Church, VA
Tawan Falls-White | Atland, TX
Kristen Ferby | Hamilton, ON
Anna Marie Foster | Carrollton, MO
William Fowler | Spartanburg, SC
Jeffrey Fraley | Moorefield, WV
Randy Gagnon | South Amboy, NJ
Nicole Gensler | Madison, WI
Donna Gilmore | Winston-Salem, NC
Moshe Goldsman | Northridge, CA
Crystal Gonzales | Meadow, NY
Adam Goss | Enosburg Falls, VT
Jolena Grande | Cypress, CA
Carla Hargrove Sims | Athens, AL
Kevin Hasson | Orleans, LA
Erin Hinton | Indianapolis, IN
Mariah Hubbell-Neal | Linton, IN
Dustin Hughes | Utica, MI
Nicholas Ivey | Virginia Beach, VA
David Jones | Jackson, MS
Sabrina Joynes | Brooklyn, NY
Christopher Keyes | Decatur, MI
Jonathon Kragh | Chilton, WI
Michael Kulbacki | East Brunswick, NJ
Leif C. Larsen | International Falls, MN
Norman S. Larsen | International Falls, MN
Sarah Lee | Jacksonville, FL
Josh Lee | Brazil, IN
Jenna Leisner | Gladstone, MI
Jack Lemmond | Lancaster, TX
Joseph Marsaglia | Pittsburgh, PA
Herrick Martin | Cleveland, OH
Jeffrey Megna | Rowley, MA
Mark Mier | Dubuque, IA
Randy Nash | North Gallatin, TN
Douglas Nohava | Garretson, SD
Stephanie Nolan | Manville, NJ
Glen Novack | Somerset, WI
Martin Palmieri | Avon, CT
Krista Paradowski | East Brunswick, NJ
Lisa Pataski | Erie, PA
Art Pecht | East Brunswick , NJ
Brad Perdue | Seward, NE
Michael Perotto | Rochester, NY
Keri Rickett | Scottsville, VA
Christopher P. Robinson | Easley, SC
Michael Rominski | Elmwood Park, IL
Alex Rydell | Fargo, ND
Augustave Sabia, Jr. | Gloucester, MA
Kurt Sammons | Johnstown, OH
Leslie Scales | Racine, WI
Craig Serfozo | Middlebury, VT
Daniel Shea | Rowley, MA
Lori Sheeler | Indianapolis, IN
Yvonne Slonaker | Madison, WI
Jason Smith, II | Morgantown, WV
Amanda Stafford | St. Paul, MN
Craig Stires | Columbus, OH
Sarah Stopyra | Leominster, MA
Bryan Stucky | Oak Harbor, WA
Linda Thrasher | Atlanta, GA
Stephen Ullrich | Morrisville, PA
Wayne Urbine | Jersey Shore, PA
Brad Walker | Spanish Fork, UT
Brian Waters | Hartford City, IN
Frank M. Way, III | North Charleston, SC
Damon Wenig | Sheboygan Falls, WI
El-Vita Wescott Oakman | Philadelphia, PA
Arvid Wiest | Beatrice, NE
John M. Wilson | Louisville, KY
Joseph Wood | Roseland, NJ
Rana Wood | Beloit, IL
Justen Wright | Wilmington, DE
Thomas J. Wright, IV | Beaufort, SC
Jacqueline Young | Miami, FL
Tracey Zbierski | Wyckoff, NJ
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