From press reports
Wesley Clark, of Louisville, Mississippi was named as the East Mississippi Community College Funeral Service Technology nominee for the Mississippi Funeral Director’s Gayle M. Galloway Memorial Award “Student Of The Year” for 2013. Wesley is a native of Memphis, TN.
He graduated from the University of Memphis and is the son of John Clark of Memphis, TN and the late Deborah Clark. Wesley and his wife,
Amanda, have three children: Michael, Emily, and Kaytie. Wesley enrolled in the Funeral Service Technology program at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, MS in the Fall of 2011 and graduated in the Spring of 2013. He successfully took the National Board Examination and is currently employed with Porter Funeral Home of Louisville, MS.
Wesley was recognized for this honor during the General Membership Meeting of the Mississippi Funeral Directors Association at the 2013 Annual State Convention held in Ridgeland, Mississippi
Established in 1975, the Funeral Service Technology Department of East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) located on the Scooba, MS campus is the oldest mortuary school in Mississippi. Students from throughout Mississippi including 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 meeting schedule which enables students to attend classes only two (2) 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 Funeral Service Technology program at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) in Scooba, MS is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) and is recognized by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB), by the Mississippi State Board of Funeral Service, and by other state boards of funeral service recognizing ABFSE-accredited schools and programs.
For information about the Funeral Service Technology program at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) in Scooba, MS one may contact Don Webb at (662) 476-5100 or Octavia Dickerson at (662) 476-5101.
For additional information one may go online at www.eastms.edu/career_tech/FuneralServices.php