The Mepham Who's Who
Two distinguished graduates were inducted into the Mepham Who's Who Hall of Fame on April 26, 2015 with officers and board members presenting the honors at the Mepham Alumni Association Spring Brunch Celebration.
This program was initiated in 1964 to recognize and honor graduates who have made significant accomplishments in their fields of work and significant volunteer service to the community. A plaque in the foyer honors all previous winners and the new inductees.
If you have graduated from Mepham more than ten years ago, meet the above qualifications and would like to be considered for an award next year, send an e-mail to
to receive an application. You may nominate yourself or another Mepham alumna/alumnus.
The distinguished 2015 recipients are:
- Lee Griffith - 1958 - Business Management
- Robert Bramante - 2000 - Emergency Medicine
Lee Griffith - 1958 - Business Management
Lee led Mepham in numerous sports including baseball, football, basketball, and wrestling. He not only excelled in sports, he added to Mepham’s High School spirit by piloting the senior and junior planning committee, Senior class President, Senior sales committee, as well as Varsity M. This is why he was considered Mr. Mepham during his senior year in 1958.
It was no surprise that Lee’s ambitious activities continued in college at Auburn University in Alabama. Lee excelled in football and track. He was also President of Business School and President of his Fraternity. Lee managed to find time to complete a Bachelors of Science Degree in Economics. He loved the experience so much that he stayed at Auburn as an Assistant Coach until he earned his MBA in Management and Finance all within 6 years of leaving Mepham.
He transferred his experiences and disciplines of athletics and education with exceptional results to the Corporate World as a Top Executive of Sunbeam Corporation, LBG Consulting, Scott Paper Limited, and Scott Paper Company (Kimberly Clark). He was certainly an overachiever. He learned the importance of teamwork and Leadership and working with people. This is why is considered himself a coach all of his life.
Since he was very competitive in his early days, he was very motivated towards his success. Along with his stellar work ethics he always wanted to give back to the community so he served as a volunteer on multiple community activities. He was on the Board of Directors on 4 different organizations as well as helping to establish
awards for current Mepham High School students, the Nick Sabetto Award, and the Dr. Fred Stunt Award.
With all Lee’s accomplishments, hard work, determination and awards, Lee was given the Walter Gilbert Award from Auburn University for Career Professional Excellence over a 20 year period. So to add to Lee’s credentials we honor him as a W.C. Mepham High School “Who’s Who” recipient.
Lee and Kathy live in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Their children are Deborah, Michael, Jamie, and Paul.
Robert Bramante - 2000 - Emergency Medicine
Dr. Robert Bramante is an Emergency Room Physician who has attained many accolades in his young career. As a student at Mepham Robert was in the Honor Society and participated in school government, athletics (he was all-county in shot put & discus), and other organizations.
In college at Villanova as a pre-med student, Robert was also a volunteer in the Emergency Medical Service, and an EMT, and on the Special Olympics medical Staff of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Bramante’s medical training included Drexel Univ. College of Medicine, and residency and fellowship training in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Ultrasound at North Shore University Hospital. He has worked at North Shore University Hospital, LIJ Medical Center, and Huntington Hospital.
His professional activities are extensive, having written numerous articles in medical journals and co-authored research projects, has achieved Diplomate status of the Amer. Board of Emergency Medicine and fellow of the Academy of Emergency Physicians (FACEP) status with the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has served as associate Director of N.S. Univ. Hospital Emergency Ultrasound and he is now Director of Emergency Ultrasound and co-director of the clinical decision unity at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.
His community work includes volunteer services for Road Runners Races, Medical Reserve Corps for NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, teaching and mentoring medical students and residents, and being a counselor and spokesperson for ACEP.
Robert and Christina live in Commack. They
have a son Matthew and a daughter Julia.
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