A Society of Legacy Builders
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.
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, email@example.com or 540-365-4299.