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Aurora Casket's Lacy Robinson Receives Award for Obtaining 225 Hours of Continuing Education Credit

Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky recognizes nominal CEU milestones

March 8, 2012 - Frankfort, KY - The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky recently honored Aurora's Senior Professional Development Trainer Lacy Robinson, CFSP for receiving 225 hours of continuing education credit. Of the 275 individuals enrolled in the association’s Voluntary Continuing Education Program, Robinson is one of more than 60 who have received distinction for participating in more than 100 hours. Other recipients include Ronald Strong, Jerry Bennett, Frederica Congleton, Jerry Beyer, Quintin McGinnis, Doug Stanley, Jim Davis and Mike Stanley.

“I’ve come to appreciate that for me to be effective as a teacher, consulting funeral homes across the country on how to best communicate with families, that I also need to be a student, constantly striving to learn more and keep up with industry trends,” Robinson said. “The best funeral professionals are those that acknowledge that industry trends, family dynamics and consumer preferences are continually changing and recognize continuing education’s role in enabling them to best adapt to those changes.”

FDAK’s Voluntary Continuing Education Program encourages funeral service professionals to be as current as possible about new programs and changes that will make things easier for both them and those they serve. The program was created to recognize individuals who went above and beyond the four hours of required credit each year. There are currently 275 individuals enrolled in the program who receive awards for continuing education milestones.

 “I enjoy attending classes and learning from the instructors and my colleagues, which allows me to be a better funeral director and to serve our families with the highest standards of care,” said Mary Steele, FDAK’s president elect who has completed 900 hours of continuing education.  “The desire to continue attending educational offerings after meeting the required hours shows dedication and eagerness to better serve those families who entrust us with the care of their loved ones.”

The awards are either in the form of a certificate or a plaque depending on the number of hours.  Once an individual has reached 100 hours of continuing education they receive an engraved plaque and his or her name will also be placed on a plaque that hangs in the Kentucky Funeral Director Association’s headquarters in Frankfort, Kentucky which currently boasts more than 60 names.

To learn more about Lacy Robinson and what she has learned as both a continuing education instructor and student or to book her for a presentation, call (859) 291-4302. For more information on Aurora, visit


About Lacy Robinson, CFSP

Lacy Robinson is a Kentucky licensed funeral director/embalmer and a certified member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. She is a graduate of Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky. holding a bachelor’s degree in communications. She is also a graduate from Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Jeffersonville, Ind. As Senior Professional Development Trainer at Aurora Casket, Lacy specializes in helping funeral directors partner with families to create funerals that honor both their basic and personal needs at the time of loss. She presents continuing education programs at the local, state and national levels. Lacy serves on the Advisory Board to the Association of Women Funeral Professionals and is an active member of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky. She is a Certified Funeral Celebrant, Certified Wilson Learning Facilitator and member of the Bluegrass Toastmasters Group.

About Aurora

Founded in 1890, Aurora is the largest family-owned funeral service supplier. Aurora caskets are proudly made in the United States and Canada, with headquarters based in Aurora, Indiana. For more information about Aurora products and services, visit