Samuel Benham '07
B.A. Politics, Philosophy and Economics; Springfield, Ohio
Honors Program; Ashbrook Summer Scholar; Young Summer Scholar; Department of Political Science - Junior and Senior Fellow; Mortar Board; Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honorary); Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary); Philosophy Department - Tutor, Logic Teaching Assistant; Denison Community Association (DCA) - Treasurer, Chair of Legal Assistance Committee, Executive Committee, Alternative Spring Break Trip, Denison University Knitting Co-Op; Denison Moot Court Team - Co-captain; Denison Objectivist Club - Treasurer; Denison Service Orientation - Student Site Leader, Student Coordinator; Episteme Undergraduate Philosophy Journal - Editorial Board; Ohio Campus Compact Executive Board; Charles J. Ping Service Award Recipient; Philosophy Coffee Committee; Denison Badminton Club - President
Supporting comments: "Rarely will one meet a student as committed to social justice and public service as Sam Benham. He began his time at Denison by participating in the Denison Service Orientation (DSO) and was so profoundly moved by his experience, he led the DSO trip the next three years. Under his leadership, DSO thrived and grew in terms of content and reflection. In DCA, he chaired the Legal Assistance committee for three years and provided leadership to twenty-eight other service committees. Sam is a kind human being committed to the idea of justice for those who are traditionally not being served. He is a quiet leader who always puts others first and who is the first to volunteer for any worthy cause. With great personal integrity, his actions consistently match his words."