Alexis Brown, funeral services major, hopes to soak up as much knowledge in her field as possible. One day, she plans to educate others, inspired by her own professors at Northampton Community College (NCC).
After graduating from NCC, Brown will be taking the National Board Examination and State Board Examination for Funeral Service Licensing and will begin an internship at Bachman, Kulik, and Reinsmith Funeral Homes in Allentown. Brown gives credit to her professors at NCC for giving her an enormous amount of practical performance that has prepared her for real-life career application.
“The funeral services program is a hands-on learning experience. The professors are extremely thorough in their explanations, and they are genuinely interested in helping the students succeed.”
While living in the Bethlehem campus residence halls, Brown was the President of the Outdoors Club. She was awarded multiple scholarships during her time at NCC, the Honors Program Award, the Eastern Pennsylvania Funeral Director Association Scholarship, and the Louise Moore Pine Endowment Scholarship.
When asked about advice she would share for future funeral services students, she explained the importance of forming interpersonal relationships with professors and peers.
“I not only enrolled in NCC for its unified and successful funeral services program, but because NCC is not a regular community college. NCC has felt like a home away from home as I have formed beautiful friendships that will last a lifetime. My experiences at NCC have changed me into a more independent and driven young woman. I have been able to put my aspirations first and dedicate myself to my future.”