Arthur Society - A Society of Visionary Leaders
The Reverend Dr. C. Ralph Arthur served as Ferrum College’s 7th president, from 1954
to 1970. A prolific fundraiser, Dr. Arthur understood that Ferrum’s ultimate success
was dependent upon support received from alumni and friends of the institution. Through his extraordinary leadership and vision, Dr. Arthur left an indelible imprint
on Ferrum College. His legacy continues today and is seen across campus in Ferrum’s
beautiful facilities, educational excellence, athletic accomplishments, and financial
To honor Dr. Arthur and encourage greater support for the College, Ferrum created
an exclusive giving club known as The Arthur Society in July 2003. Alumni and friends
may become members of The Arthur Society with annual gifts of at least $1,000 to the Ferrum Fund, which supports daily operations of the College including financial aid to students.
To view the 2012-2013 Arthur Society members click here.
Ruth Society - A Society of Loyal Friends
Through the Ruth Society, Ferrum recognizes those most faithful alumni and friends
who have made gifts to the College every year (July 1 to June 30) for the last ten
years or longer.
Beckham Society - A Society of Legacy Builders
The Beckham Society recognizes the 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.
To view the 2012-2013 Beckham Society members click here.