Beckham Society

It is the goal of the members of The Beckham Society to create educational opportunities for current and future Ferrum College students.

The Beckham Society recognizes alumni and friends who have made Ferrum College a beneficiary of a deferred gift through their wills, trusts, life insurance policies, gift annuities, or other deferred gift arrangements. The Beckham Society is named in memory of Ferrum’s first president, Dr. Benjamin Beckham.

2014 – 2015 Members

Anonymous Dr. Delia Heck and Rev. John Heck 
Mr. Charles Abernathy Mr. S. Kelly Herrick
Mr. Alan Adkins Mrs. Rachel Holmes
Mr. William Aiken Jr. Mrs. Rebecca Houchins
Mr. Carl Akers and Mrs. Mary Akers  Mr. William Hudson
Rev. James Angle Mr. John Inge IV
Rev. C. Wes Astin, Jr. Ms. Patricia Kibler
Mr. James Bailey Mr. John Kines Jr. and Mrs. Linda Kines 
Mr. William Bales Ms. Mariah Koptis
Mr. Paul Barbery Mr. Steven Lambert
Mrs. Betty Beatty Mr. J. York Lindsey
Mr. Robert Bell Sr. Mr. James Lindsey
Ms. Susan Bell Mr. Sam Lionberger
Mrs. Shirley Bisselle Mr. J. Glynn Loope
Mr. Daniel Blasche Mrs. Evelyn Loree
Mr. Scott Bono and Mrs. Sharon Bono  Mr. Kip Lornell
Mr. William Booker Jr. Mrs. Clarice Lynn
Mr. Jerry Boone Mr. Judson Mason and Mrs. Jackie Mason 
Dr. Jennifer Braaten and Rev. Conrad Braaten  Mr. Sidney Mason
Mr. Billy Byrd Dr. Ellis Maxey
Mrs. Violet Carter Mr. John McCoy
Mr. Worth Carter Jr. Dr. Kenneth McCreedy
Ms. Christi Cherry Mr. Charles Menefee and Mrs. Mary Menefee 
Mr. Michael Christian Mr. Richard Menefee Sr.
Mrs. Pauline Clark Mrs. Wise Moon
Mr. Robert Cox Jr. Mr. J. Roddy Moore and Ms. Sally Moore 
Mr. L. Wayne Creasman Ms. Trasan Moore
Mr. John Crockett Dr. M. Douglas Newman Sr.
Mr. Matt Cross and Mrs. Nancy Cross  Mr. David Norford
Mr. Carthan Currin III Mr. Hank Norton Jr.
Mrs. Frances Dale Mrs. Elizabeth Pence
Mr. Allen DeHart Ms. Linda Perdue
Mr. James Dennis Dr. Marvin Phaup Jr.
Mr. Kevin Dill Mr. A. Charles Phillips
Mr. Michael Donavant Mr. Joseph Philpott Jr.
Mr. Tommy Dowdy Mr. Lawrence Pilson
Mr. David Earles Mrs. Theresa Potter
Ms. Mary Jane Elkins Ms. Marny Richardson
Mrs. Alice Elliott Dr. Henry Roediger III
Capt. George Elliott Mr. Robert Rother
Mr. Edmond Fitzgerald IV Mr. Richard Sadler
Dr. Douglas Foard Mr. George Seals
Mrs. Betty Forbes Mr. Robert Simmons and Mrs. Judy Simmons 
Mr. Clyde Gantt Mr. Charles Skinner
Mr. Kenneth Gassman Jr. Ms. Elsie Slayton
Mr. Ed George Dr. Joseph Stogner and Ms. Jane Stogner 
Mr. Richard Giesen Mr. David Stroupe and Mrs. Nancy Stroupe 
Mr. K. Edward Goode Sr. Mr. David Struebing
Mr. Bruce Griffith Mr. Robert Todd and Mrs. Barbara Todd 
Mr. Johnny Halsey Mrs. Sharlene Wade
Mr. Peter Hartman Mrs. Addie Lee Walker
Mr. William Hartnett Dr. Gregory Watson and Mrs. Colleen Watson 
  Mr. G. Scott White and Mrs. Leigh White 

Jud Mason

Judson P. (Jud) Mason, Jr. ’67
Jud Mason is the chair of the Ferrum College Beckham Society. He is a former member of the Ferrum College Board of Trustees and served as chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee as well as chair of the Sports Hall of Fame Selection Committee.

 In 2006 Mason was awarded the Ferrum College Beckham Medallion (the College’s highest honor given to an alumnus) and in 1996 was inducted into the Ferrum College Alumni Sports Hall of Fame where he was honored for not only his service as a manager and student trainer, but for his passion for Ferrum athletics, and his accomplishments throughout his life.

Colonel Mason served in the United States Marine Corps for thirty years, retiring in 2000. Highlights of his career included serving in three of the four Marine Aircraft Wings and with Marine Helicopter Squadron One at Quantico, Virginia.

Prior to his military service, Mason received his Associate in Arts from Ferrum Junior College in 1967. He transferred to the College of William and Mary, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts and in 1976 with a Master's in Education and is also a graduate of the National Defense University, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington DC.

Colonel Mason exemplifies Ferrum College’s “Not Self, But Others” motto with generous service to his alma mater and to various church and civic groups.
For more information about becoming a Beckham Society member, please contact: 
George W. Seals, Director of Planned and Principal Gifts, gseals@ferrum.edu or 540-365-4299.