JOHN A. GUPTON COLLEGE
1616 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
HOURS OF OPERATIONS
Monday – Thursday
8:30AM – 4:30PM
Tracy Hamm Allen
Director of Mortuary Science & Alumni Relations
Tracy Hamm Allen is currently the Director of Mortuary Science & Alumni Relations at John A Gupton College. Tracy is an instructor at the college teaching various courses on campus and online. Tracy is originally from Linden, TN but moved to Nashville to attend John A. Gupton College in 1997.
After graduating from Gupton College in 1998, Tracy was employed by Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin, TN. She later transferred to Spring Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery in Nashville where she worked various roles such as funeral director, embalmer, funeral home administrator and cemetery administrator. Her positions within the company became more diverse throughout the years leading to roles such as Market Administrator, Regional Administrator, and General Manager and eventually the role of Market General Manager. Tracy enjoyed the travel required for these roles that lead from Texas across the southeastern states to Georgia, including Tennessee and Florida. Tracy graduated from Trevecca University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2003 and she obtained her M.B.A. from Bethel University in June of 2011. In addition to being a licensed funeral director and embalmer, Tracy is also a Certified Crematory Operator through both Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). Tracy is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), a member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP). She is also a member of the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association (TFDA), Tennessee Funeral Supply Sales Club (TFSSC), and a proud member of John A. Gupton College Alumni Association.
Tracy enjoys time with family and friends and loves her time on the lake.
Tracy and her husband Brandon live in Spring Hill, TN. with their two sweet doodle friends, Bentley and Tazz.
Bobby W. Cook
Alumni Newsletter Editor
Bobby is a John A. Gupton Alumni member (Class of 2013). During his time at JAGC he was listed in the top 10% of his class each semester. He was awarded the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association Scholarship, the Select Independent Trust Scholarship, and was a finalist and Scholarship recipient from Service Corporation International.
Bobby served his apprenticeship with Woodlawn Roesch-Patton in Nashville and after becoming licensed he took a position Managing Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home in Joelton, TN in February of 2015.
Prior to his career change to join the funeral industry, Bobby worked for over 25 years in the corporate world managing, training, and working in various areas of employee development and strategic planning.
Bobby is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Tennessee, and a licensed pre-need consultant. Bobby and his wife Lisa have three daughters and three grandsons.