MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
July 17-22, 2015
Fogelman Executive Conference Center
University of Memphis
This five-day program is designed to offer intensive instruction and networking opportunities in a college-campus setting. You can attend for just one or two years, or you go on to complete four and become an ICCFAU graduate.
Seven Colleges to Choose From:
Two Graduate Programs:
*Note: the Master's and CEO programs do NOT count towards graduation.
The ICCFA Educational Foundation, along with associations around the country, offer scholarships to those wishing to attend the ICCFA University. To find out more, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions & Orientation Info
What Past Attendees Have to Say
ICCFA University is by far the most transformational experience you can have within the death care profession. By attending, you will gain a network of friends and knowledge from the best of the best. You arrive in Memphis as an individual, but will leave it as a member of the ICCFA University family.
Chris D. Cooke, Superintendent of Cemeteries, City of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
2013 ICCFA University Valedictorian
Being a part of the ICCFA University has been inspiring to a degree that no other program for our industry comes close to. It is that inspiration that drives me to send as many people from our organization each year as possible—so they can inherit the same inspiration that I have felt from year to year—and use it to make our organization better, as well as our industry as a whole.
Lauren Blevins, Chief Operating Officer, Williams Funeral Homes & Crematory, Columbia, Tennessee
2012 ICCFA University Graduate and CEO program attendee
A top notch program. The latest stats, trends and info in our industry. Education is always the best available. The people deliver sincere caring and sharing. I hope to keep coming back for many years to come.
Caren Harville, CCE, CFuE, Chief Executive Officer, Glen Haven & Sholom Memorial Parks & Mortuaries, Sylmar, California
2013 ICCFA University Graduate
The overall experience was enlightening and very informative. The networking is great. All classes are interactive and all questions are encouraged and answered. It really is a career builder with useful information you can bring back to your workplace and implement immediately. Very highly recommended.
Kevin Ronayne, Catholic Cemeteries, Diocese of Brooklyn/St. Charles Cemetery, Middle Village, New York
Every year that I attend I am amazed how much I learn, how much information and tools were shared openly, and how much I am inspired to reach beyond and improve my company. The networking and resources available are outstanding at ICCFA University. ICCFA University’s deans and speakers are the best. It would take me years to accumulate the collective knowledge I have gained here at the university. Thank you!
Alesia Skinner, Paxtang Cemetery Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The connections I have made and the insight I have gained at ICCFAU are extremely valuable and eye-opening. I was very fortunate in being able to attend and I absolutely plan on coming back next year. It’s worth it! Thank you for giving us this opportunity to see what’s out there, what mind-states our industry is in and all it can be in the future. I still maintain that every funeral home in America can be a contemporary funeral home, regardless of price. I learned more about the service part of the funeral service industry in one week than I have in two years interning.
Heather T. Mitchell, Cascade Memorial, Bellevue, Washington
I was very impressed with how welcoming everyone was. All the returning students really went out of their way to make a connection with me and help me become comfortable. I was also very impressed with how everyone worked together and shared ideas. Great program. Can’t wait for next year!
Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
I truly believe this university should be a requirement by any company in this industry. I have been in this business for over a decade, and this was my first year attending. Like others, I find we can become complacent and stagnant in our thinking. Not only did we learn new and exciting things from our industry leaders, but I found myself saying, “Oh yeah, we used to do that. That does work. Why did we stop?” I strongly recommend the university to both “old dogs” as well as new people in our business.
Lakeland Hills Memorial Park, Burnet, Texas
As a supplier, I can’t begin to tell you what this meant to me. I’ve been in this business 35 years, and I have never experienced anything like this before. I was convinced I knew everything there was to know about this business. Time to step back and pay just a little more attention to what my customers really need and experience on a day-to-day basis. Simply priceless!
Biondan North America, Toronto, Ontario