Laura Beamer, an NIU Nursing associate professor, died October 24, at her home in McHenry. She was 63.
Beamer, who earned her Ph.D., and her Doctor of Nursing Practice, in Oncology and Cancer Genetics Nursing, was an award-winning professor, much loved by her students and colleagues. She began as an assistant professor at NIU in 2012 and earned tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2018. Read her full obituary.