“I have always been grateful to what I knew as ILIR for providing me with a fellowship paying my tuition and fees and a stipend at a time in my life when I needed the financial help to continue my education. My hope is to pay back what I was given at a time I truly needed help, “ says Gerald Menzel, AM 1960. “I always tell my family that they have all benefited in one way or another because of my start at ILIR.”
The Menzel Family gift will name the staircase at LER. Menzel's son Phil, AM 1989, and grandson Ray Anderson, MHRIR 2012, also graduated from the program.