BROADVIEW, IL – Recognizing military service members and veterans, and their need to achieve rewarding post-military careers, Pierce Mortuary Colleges (PMC) has launched an initiative focused on assisting with VA benefits, tuition assistance and guidance through PMC programs.

To help launch this outreach, former Marine Corps Infantry Officer and true American hero Eric McElvenny will be greeting visitors at the Pierce Mortuary Colleges booth #3090 at the upcoming International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas.  Eric’s service and story is remarkable and inspiring.  Eric deployed three times as a Marine and on his final tour, an incredible experience in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, was wounded after stepping on an IED.   He suffered the amputation of his right leg below the knee, a life-changing opportunity that began his next journey: to finish an Ironman Triathlon.  Now an inspirational speaker, Eric knows first-hand the importance of veterans adjusting back into civilian life and embarking on a successful career track.  Be sure to stop be the Pierce Colleges booth to meet Eric and learn more about the PMC programs.

“This outreach to eligible military service members is an initiative that each of our three Pierce Colleges is enthusiastically embarking upon,” said Jill Karn, Chief Operating Officer of Pierce Mortuary Colleges. “The GI Bill offers a number of military educational benefits, plus each service has its own tuition assistance and other means to help service members.  Our College Admission Advisors can help navigate these and help active-duty or veterans embark on a successful career track.”

For more information on Pierce Mortuary Colleges programs and how to maximize VA benefits within the colleges’ curricula, visit