Paul Staab, front, a senior from Springfield studying mortuary science, prepares for his National Board Exam to receive his funeral director’s license Wednesday in the Engineering Building. Wendy McClusky, a senior from Golconda studying mortuary science, said being a funeral director does not bring in a lot of money, though it is rewarding in another way. She said she is going into the business to help families. The group said the tone in their department is not always so serious. Molly Cordero, a senior from Miami studying mortuary science, said they keep a sense of humor.