CPT Al Haynes, family and friends of Rene LeBeau
Rene LeBeau came to NIU as a transfer student, earning a BA in Dance Performance in 1987. As a student in the Theatre Arts Dance Program, as the department was then known, she distinguished herself as an intelligent and sensitive performer. She was equally at home in dramatic and comic roles, and showed promise of becoming a fine teacher. Following graduation, Rene became a flight attendant for United Airlines. Unfortunately her potential in the dance profession was never realized as she was killed in an airline disaster in 1989. This scholarship honors Rene’s memory by aiding in the development of young dancers.