H. Kenneth Gambee Young Alumni Award

Benjamin Menker ’09, 2017 H. Kenneth Gambee Award recipient

An attorney in Columbus, Ohio, Benjamin Menker provides pro bono immigration legal services to women and children fleeing poverty and violence in Central America. Ben is involved with the Harmony Project community service and outreach organization and previously served as vice president of the Westerville Alumni Association. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association, Ben is also the current president of the Miami University Alumni Band, serving until 2018. He earned his bachelor’s in political science from Miami in 2009. While at Miami, Ben was president of Kappa Kappa Psi, vice president of the Miami University Marching Band, a member of both the Men’s Glee Club and the Miami University Athletic Band, a Scholar Leader, and a Wilks Scholar. He lives in Columbus with his wife, Megan Menker ’09.

He will be honored at the 2017 Alumni Association Awards Dinner, Friday, May 5, 2017.

 

About the H. Kenneth Gambee Young Alumni Award

Named to honor an alumnus who took a special interest in young people, the Gambee award recognizes those alumni who have provided exemplary service to the Alumni Association within ten years of graduation.
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Past Recipients

2016 Chelsi Day Ghiorzi ’07
2015 Brandon Beeken '06
2013 Vanessa Schutz ’06
2012 Mike Leonakis ’04
2011 Dante Fiocca '01
2009 Dan Foley ‘99
2008 Georgiann Caruso '99
2007 Melissa Hagen Klug '97
Jim '98 & Shannon '98 Ortbals
2006 Andrew Holzhauser '01
2005 Vickie Rigling '95
Amy Russell Halm '97
2004 Gregory R. Dunlop '95
2003 Amy Kirkwood `99
Matthew Smith `96
2002 James Warden '95
2001 Amy Cartwright Rile '91
Peter Olsen '94
2000 Erin Hennessy '92
Bill Randall '92
1999 Cassie Kim '92
Anthony Roman '91
1998 Paige Conrad '94
David Garrison '90
1997 Marie Ramagli '88
David Wendel '89
1996 Mitchell A. Schamroth '91
Patricia Cotman Vamos '88
1995 Ruth Savolaine '85
Les A. Steinberg '85
1994 David S. Meyer '84
Clara Ruth Milligan '90
1993 Mark A. Metzendorf '84
Ronald E. Sizemore '82
1992 Donald J. Fergle '85
Sharon Werner Lehr '84
1991 Ann Yager Glass '80
Richard B. Glass '80
Teresa M. Steigerwald '87
1990 Leslie Jellison Korhan '81
Lana Beros Rook '84
1989 Robert L. Efferth '86
Timothy J. Jestel '80
Catherine A. Kiel '83
1988 Janet Walker Collins '84
Kelly McRoberts Viseur '83
1987 Bruce J. Berno '82
Jeffrey W. Engle '81
Scott A. Engle '80
Mark F. Stauffer '79
1986 Jay L. Henderson '77
Ronald J. Rough, Jr. '82
1985 Jeffrey P. Later '79
W. Bradford Trucksis '75
Becky Russo '78