Aurora Casket Development Trainer to Speak at Mid-America College of Funeral Service Graduation

Lacy Robinson selected to make commencement speech

Aurora, IN — February 8, 2011 — Mid-America College of Funeral Service announces Aurora Casket Senior Professional Development Trainer Lacy Robinson as speaker for the 2011 commencement ceremony. The graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, March 11th beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Louisville, Kentucky.

Robinson, a graduate of Mid-America herself, serves as the Continuing Education Coordinator to the Association of Women Funeral Professionals, is an active member of the Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky and a member of the Kentucky Speakers Association.

President of Mid-America College of Funeral Service John Braboy said, “Lacy was an excellent student in school and in my mind she really represents the best of what funeral service is about.”

The commencement ceremony will be held at the Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky and 35 graduates from the Midwest will receive their diplomas from Mid-America.

“I am honored to give the commencement speech to the 2011 graduating class of Mid-America,” said Robinson.  “I hope to convey to the graduates the realities they will experience throughout their funeral service career as well as their new responsibility of keeping the value of funeral service moving forward.“

For additional information about Lacy Robinson and Aurora Casket, visit

About Aurora Casket

Aurora Casket is the largest family-owned funeral supplier in America. Founded in 1890, the company operates five manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and provides a full range of burial, cremation, and technology products to funeral home clients across America. Aurora is a fifth-generation family business, owned and operated by the Barrott and Backman families. For more information, visit


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