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October 31, 2012

Flanner and Buchanan hosts program for students

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers hosted 50 students from Ivy Tech’s Central Indiana Lawrence Campus and Vincennes University on Thursday, Sept. 27, at its Cremation Center of Indiana, in downtown Indianapolis.

Matthews International Cremation Division conducted this first ever cremation certification class for second year Funeral Service Education students.  

Greg Guffin, director of operations for Flanner and Buchanan, assembled the team and participants to host this unique learning and career-enhancing training session.

“At Flanner and Buchanan, we believe it is important to give back to our community as well as our profession,” Guffin said. “Being the cremation experts in central Indiana, it was only natural to host a training session like this. This was an idea I had during the spring that would give students a leg up when they went looking for work after graduation.”

Flanner and Buchanan has had hundreds of interns during its 131 year history in training Indiana’s future funeral directors.

“Many students thanked us afterwards for coordinating this unique opportunity,” Guffin said.

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