Alumni Spotlight | Charles Mason '69

Charles Mason ’69

In the fall of 1964 when Charles Mason was applying to colleges, he discovered Bridgewater College thanks to his Church of the Brethren background and the College’s athletics programs. During his four years, he not only learned how to live with students from different backgrounds and how to be a good teammate, but he also matured as a person and embraced a liberal arts education.

“My education did a wonderful job of preparing me for the practical and theoretical world of business. I'm forever grateful to Professors Hueston and Fitchett for sticking with me, encouraging me and giving me the building blocks to succeed,” he said. Mason graduated in 1969 with a bachelor of science in business administration.

His business degree led him to jobs as a staff accountant, controller and chief financial officer of several businesses in Charlottesville, Va., during a 45-year career. Mason is now retired and enjoys spending time with his wife Marci (class of ’71). He is in his 27th season as the shot clock operator for the University of Virginia men’s basketball team.

“Serving on the BC Alumni Association board the past five years has been very rewarding and a way for me to give back not just monetarily but with ideas. We're constantly exploring ways to connect and get alumni involved,” he said. Mason is committed to working with the board to make Bridgewater the best it can be and encourage a strong alumni involvement, now and in the future.

 

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