Meet the Funeral Service Program Director
Jesse Gomes has earned his associate degree in mortuary science and his bachelor's and master's degrees in biomolecular science.
Hard at work to hone his craft, Jesse is a licensed funeral director and embalmer; executive board member for the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association; certified funeral service professional (CFSP), crematory operator; funeral service celebrant as well as pre-planning consultant; and was even inducted into the British Institute of Embalmers.
Able to bring different aspects of the profession into the classroom, Jesse proudly states that he possesses the “Trifecta of Funeral Service,” as he is:
- Honored to direct and embalm at a local level, serving communities in their time of need
- Privileged to run an anatomical gift/donation program and human anatomy laboratory
- Holds the distinction of heading Goodwin's Funeral Service program, providing optimal education and experience to the future of the profession
For Jesse, the best part about being the program director of Funeral Service is his ability to call former students his colleagues. To him, there is nothing more rewarding than running into a former student and seeing the true professional they have become.
A message from Professor Gomes
Goodwin University's Funeral Service program is Connecticut's only funeral service program. With practicing embalmers and funeral directors as faculty, we are a privileged group of professionals that consider our program a close community.
The Funeral Service program adequately prepares students for the National Board Exam's arts and sciences sections. In preparation for licensure through internships at functioning funeral homes, our students gain first-hand experience and confidence for their future careers.
As program director, it is my goal to provide students the best education possible so that they become well-rounded funeral service professionals.
Get ready to take pride in your education and professional future. I hope to see you soon.
Jesse M. Gomes, Program Director