Criminology graduate Patrick Allen Lee '12 was awarded the first Stephen Mayhle '02 Memorial Scholarship at the department's graduation ceremony during Commencement, May 12.
Left to right, back: Peter Mendes of KPMG; Patrick Lee '12; Shandra Mayhle-Rhine; Julie Duvall; front: Jennifer Mayhle and Brooklynn Mayhle.
The scholarship was established in 2011 in memory of Mayhle, a Pittsburgh police officer who was killed while responding to a disturbance on April 4, 2009. Mayhle, an Indiana native, was 29 at the time.
Scholarship recipients must meet high academic standards, show good moral character, and plan to pursue a career in criminology.
Lee plans to become a police officer. He was a member of the Criminology Association student group and served as its president during the 2010–11 academic year.
He was a member of the Office of Housing, Residential Living, and Dining student staff for two years.
The scholarship fund was established by
KPMG, an international audit, tax, and advisory firm, with the assistance of employee Julie Duvall, a friend of Mayhle and his widow, Shandra.
“The people of KPMG’s Pittsburgh office are proud to have a role in funding the Pittsburgh Police Officer Stephen J. Mayhle/KPMG Memorial Scholarship,” said KPMG’s James McGann.
“Our goal was to help create something meaningful out of what would otherwise be just a terrible tragedy. We hope this scholarship serves as a lasting memorial to Officer Mayhle and his family.”
KPMG LLP is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International Cooperative.