Terry ParrishRegistrar & Adjunct Instructor
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Terry Parrish, born and raised in Dallas, Texas, proudly served in the field of nursing for many years and decided to attend the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1997 to pursue a second career. Following her graduation in 1998, she was offered the position of Registrar, Bursar and VA Official with the school.

Terry received her A.A.S. from the Dallas Institute in 1998, and then in 2010 she decided to return to school and completed her bachelor's degree in human services at Ottawa University in 2012. She has continued her academic endeavors by attending Cappella University and recently earning her Master of Science degree in human behavior. Terry continues to be a lifelong learner by continuing her post graduate studies at the University of Southern New Hampshire. She now teaches History of Funeral Service and both of the United States History courses.

While attending Dallas Institute, Ms. Parrish worked for and completed her licensing requirements at West-Hurtt Funeral Home, Restland Funeral Home and Eastgate Funeral Home. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

Terry received her CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) designation in 2005.  The CFSP is a national funeral service individual recognition organization.  The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice awards this special recognition to members upon completion of specified academic and professional programs.  Annually, one must receive at least twenty hours of continuing education to continue the designation.

Ms. Parrish is the faculty sponsor of Women in Black and also serves as an honorary member of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service Lions Club. She currently serves on several committees for the Texas Funeral Directors Association and is also a member of the Dallas County Funeral Directors Association, the North Texas Funeral Directors Association, and the National Funeral Directors Association. She is also a member of the Epsilon Chapter of Pi Sigma Eta Fraternity at Dallas Institute.