Jeff Beck Memorial

Jeff Beck, Elder Class of 2000, participated in Elder’s Kairos as a leader, and he enjoyed the intramural sports.  His passion was inline hockey, which he played for 6 years on a traveling team, which went to Nationals three times during his tenure.  He played ice hockey, before Elder had hockey, to stay in shape for inline.  He attended Ohio Northern University (ONU) and graduated with a Civil Engineering degree in 2004.  While at ONU he came into his own, and credited his years at Elder as the foundation for his success.  He was awarded one of four Trustee scholarships.  He maintained his scholarship all four years while being a resident assistant, captain of the Ultimate Frisbee team, being active in ASCE (civil engineer society), and working each year on the Concrete canoe team.  After graduation he had just begun his career as a project engineer with HGC construction in Cincinnati.  As he did each year with fellow class mates from Elder, he went on a camping trip.  In Aug of 2004 the trip was to Mammoth Cave and on the way there, the car he was riding in, lost control and hit a tree, instantly killing Jeff and his college roommate, Greg.  Each year we have a Golf Outing full of fun, family and friends, Jeff’s three “F”s, around his birthday in May.  The proceeds go to the Elder scholarship in his name, but our main goal is just the three “F”s.  This scholarship is for any senior(s) attending Ohio Northern University first, and then any senior(s) going to study engineering.