Byron Keith Foster of Preston, MS has completed the course of study for the Associate In Applied Science in Funeral Service Technology degree from East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, MS. He and ten other members of his class participated in the Commencement Exercises held at EMCC in Scooba during the Spring.
Additionally, Byron has successfully passed the National Board Examination given by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards. Upon completion of his Funeral Service Residency in Mississippi, Byron will be eligible for the Funeral Service License to practice Embalming and Funeral Directing in Mississippi.
A native of Louisville, MS, Byron graduated from Nanih Waiya High School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky (Seretia) Foster of Preston, MS and the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle (Jean) Sullivan and the late Mr. Horace T. Foster and Mrs. Martha “Enkie” Foster.
Bryon is associated with Cockrell Funeral Home of Macon, MS. The Funeral Service Technology program at East Mississippi Community College, located on the Scooba, Mississippi campus is the oldest Mortuary School in the state, having been established in 1975.
Students throughout Mississippi and neighboring states desiring to attend mortuary college choose to enroll in the Funeral Service Technology program at EMCC in part due to the unique Block Class schedule which enables students to attend classes only two back-to- back days per week for four semesters, thereby allowing them to work full time the remaining five days of the week at a funeral home establishment or other job which can accommodate their class schedule. The program is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE), is recognized by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB), and by the Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service.
Additional information about the Funeral Service Technology program can be obtained by contacting Don Webb at (662) 476-5100 or Octavia Dickerson at (662) 476-5101. Or one may go online at www.eastms.edu/ career_tech/FuneralServices.php