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Local Business Professional Earns Certification

August 8, 2016

Wichita, KS…The National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has renewed the nationally recognized Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC) designation to W. Ashley Cozine of Cozine Memorial Group. The CPC certification program is considered the standard of excellence in funeral service for individuals who help families plan funerals in advance. In order to become a Certified Preplanning Consultant,

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William L. Cozine Recognized for 50 Years of Service to Kansas Families

May 11, 2016

Overland Park, KS – William L. “Bill” Cozine was recognized for his 50+ years of service to the funeral profession by the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA) at the Tri-State Convention (Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska) in Overland Park, Kansas on May 10, 2016. Cozine, a second generation funeral director, is the co-owner of Cozine Memorial

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Cozine Memorial Group Launches “Have The Talk Of A Lifetime” Campaign

February 15, 2016

— Campaign Helps Families Ask the “Important Questions” Before It’s Too Late — WICHITA, KAN – Cozine Memorial Group, in conjunction with the Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC), recently launched their Have the Talk of a Lifetime campaign, a public education initiative that offers practical tools and advice to help families have important conversations,

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Cozine Memorial Group Honored with 2016 Family Business Award

January 21, 2016

Wichita, Kansas – Cozine Memorial Group was one of 15 companies and families to be honored for its longevity of service to the Wichita community at the Wichita Business Journal’s inaugural Family Business Awards. The event was held at the Hyatt Regency Wichita on January 21, 2016. “These leaders and companies helped shape Wichita, and

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Wichita Funeral Directors Receive Recertification by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice

December 15, 2015

W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP and William L. “Bill” Cozine, CFSP of Cozine Memorial Group in Wichita, Kansas have recently qualified for recertification of the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP serves as Ambassador for the Academy. A select few have distinguished themselves

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Cozine Memorial Group Hosts National Cremation Certification Program

November 19, 2015

Wichita, KS – Cozine Memorial Group hosted the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) Certified Crematory Operator program on November 17, 2015 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Wichita, Kansas. The program was attended by the staff of Cozine Memorial Group as well as participants from Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Alaska. The program

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Glen McPherron to Serve on the South Central Kansas Preparedness Healthcare Coalition Executive Committee

November 16, 2015

Wichita, KS – R. Glen McPherron of Cozine Memorial Group was recently appointed to serve on the South Central Kansas Preparedness Healthcare Coalition (SCKPHCC) Executive Committee. He will represent the Kansas Funeral Directors Association (KFDA) in this position. The purpose of the SCKPHCC is to bring together a multiagency and multidisciplinary group of entities and

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Cozine Memorial Group Awarded for Funeral Service Excellence

October 23, 2015

Wichita, KS – Cozine Memorial Group has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2015 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Only 155 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition, placing Cozine Memorial Group among an elite group of funeral service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients raise the bar on

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Wichita Funeral Director Ashley Cozine to Serve as President-elect of the National Funeral Directors Association

Brookfield, Wis. – During its 2015 International Convention & Expo, held October 18-21 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) elected and installed W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP, CPC, CCO, as president-elect. Cozine is a third-generation funeral director with his family’s firm, Cozine Memorial Group in Wichita, Kansas. Cozine has served his profession at

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Daniel Welch Elected to Serve as District Officer for Kansas Funeral Directors Association

September 3, 2015

Wichita, KS – At its Fall District Meeting, held September 2 in Wichita, Dan Welch of Cozine Memorial Group was elected to serve as the Secretary-Treasurer of District Four of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association. Mr. Welch is a first-generation funeral director and embalmer. He is a 2011 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral

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Cozine Reappointed to Second Term on the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts – Elected President of KSBMA

August 4, 2015

Topeka, KS – Governor Sam Brownback has appointed William L. “Bill” Cozine, Wichita, to a second term on the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts (KSBMA). Mr. Cozine’s term will expire July 31, 2018. At their meeting of July 9, 2015, the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts elected Mr. Cozine as their President. Mr.

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Local Funeral Director Participates In National Mentoring Program

March 20, 2015

Wichita, KS – Daniel C. Welch of Cozine Memorial Group in Wichita, Kansas was one of 50 funeral directors nationwide selected to participate in the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) Meet the Mentors program. Meet the Mentors is supported by the Funeral Service Foundation. Meet the Mentors, which took place March 16-18 at the Emory

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Mark Sloyer Participates in International Shrine Clown Association’s Mid-Winter Convention

February 28, 2015

Wichita, KS – Mr. Mark Sloyer, a member of Cozine Memorial Group, participated as part of the local host group for the International Shrine Clown Association’s (ISCA) Mid-Winter Convention (Clown Competition), held in Wichita at the Airport Best Western Hotel on February 25-28. Clowns from all over the globe came together to compete over the

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Wichita Funeral Director Ashley Cozine to Serve as Treasurer of the National Funeral Directors Association

November 5, 2014

Brookfield, Wis. – During its 2014 International Convention & Expo, held in last month in Nashville, Tenn., the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) elected and installed W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP, CPC, CCO, as treasurer. Cozine is a third-generation funeral director with his family’s firm, Cozine Memorial Group.   As treasurer, Cozine will be responsible for

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Cozine Memorial Group Receives National Recognition for Innovative Programming, Outstanding Community Outreach

August 25, 2014

Cozine Memorial Group was recently honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2014 Pursuit of Excellence. Only 151 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition, placing Cozine Memorial Group among an elite group of funeral service professionals. Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients raise the bar of funeral service excellence by adhering

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Bill Cozine Elected as Vice President to the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts

July 24, 2014

At their meeting of July 10, 2014, the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts elected William L. “Bill” Cozine, Wichita, as their Vice President. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback appointed Mr. Cozine as a board member to the Kansas State Board of Mortuary Arts for a term expiring July 31, 2015. Mr. Cozine earned a BA in

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Wichita Funeral Director Ashley Cozine to Serve as Secretary of the National Funeral Directors Association

October 22, 2013

Brookfield, Wis. – During its 2013 International Convention & Expo, held in last month in Austin, Texas, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) elected and installed W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP, CPC, CCO, as secretary. Cozine is a third-generation funeral director with his family’s firm, Broadway Mortuary. As secretary, Cozine will attend and record all Executive Board,

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Cozine Memorial Group Receives National Recognition for Innovative Programming, Outstanding Community Outreach

October 21, 2013

Wichita, KS – Cozine Memorial Group has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) with the 2013 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Only 153 firms from around the world received this prestigious recognition, placing Cozine Memorial Group among an elite group of funeral service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients raise the bar on

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Local Funeral Directors Earn National Cremation Certification

September 30, 2013

Wichita, KS – William L. “Bill” Cozine, CFSP and W. Ashley Cozine, CFSP, CPC recently earned their Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) designation from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). The NFDA Certified Crematory Operator Program is a voluntary certification program that helps funeral directors better serve the needs of families that desire cremation. Nationally, in

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