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The Passing of Student Brian Beam

From the President's Desk

To: The Rensselaer Community
Re: The Passing of Student Brian Beam

I am writing to share the sad news of the passing of student Brian Beam ’20, a Nuclear Engineering major and former member of the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, who lost his battle with brain cancer on Christmas day. He was 20 years old. 

Mr. Beam, who came to us from Elk Grove Village, Illinois, was the devoted son of Robert and Lydia Beam. He is survived by his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Students in need of counseling support can contact the Student Health Center at (518) 276-6479 to schedule an appointment.

To remember Mr. Beam, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Beam’s family and friends.