Argosy University, Online Programs Professor Honored for Research on the JFK Assassination
Argosy University, Online Programs College of Undergraduate Studies instructor Frank Beckendorf has been awarded the JFK Lancer – Mary Ferrell Promise Award for 2012.
The JFK Lancer – Mary Ferrell Promise Award is given by JFK Lancer Productions and Publications each year in appreciation of an individual’s contribution of new evidence and furthering the study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Beckendorf currently administers several Facebook groups related to the crime and has just finished editing a book by ballistics and blood splatter expert Sherry Fiester. Entitled Enemy of the Truth, the book can be found on Amazon and other major bookstores, as well as the JFK Lancer website. The awards began in 1996 and are named after Mary Ferrell, who is regarded internationally as one of the most knowledgeable and respected historical researchers on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Her work was so extensive that when she passed away, her donated papers comprised several eighteen wheeler truckloads.
Ms. Ferrell aided many authors and other researchers in their work, and compiled a vast database involving over 8,200 individuals and a detailed set of chronologies. Her skills as an investigator and historian were matched by her ability to educate and stimulate those around her. JFK Lancer’s purpose and website are devoted to carrying on her work and spirit.
“It is an honor to be named a recipient of the JFK Lancer – Mary Ferrell Promise Award,” says Beckendorf. “To be held in the same esteem as the most respected and prominent assassination researchers worldwide is overwhelming.”