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Episode 31: This Student’s Dream? To Be a Funeral Director

“It’s a good, overwhelming feeling to be there for somebody.”

Beth Ann Grouell

Lake Washington Institute of Technology

In this episode, we hear from Beth Ann Grouell, a single mother and a devoted funeral-services student at the Lake Washington Institute of Technology. She explains why she’s always wanted to be a funeral director—and why her five-hour daily commute is worth it.

See the slide show: At a Funeral-Services Program, a Student Finds Her Calling

About this series: Say Something collects stories from college students about what they’re up to and why. Check for new episodes every three weeks. View more episodes.

Photo: Matthew Ryan Williams for The Chronicle  Music: Theme by John Gravois

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