posthumously honoring Christopher T. Maier, a third-year theater student from North
Canton, Ohio, who died Aug. 27, 1997, has been established at the University of Kentucky.
21, and a woman student were assaulted while walking back to campus from a party. Maier
died as a result of his injuries. A suspect is in custody.
Nearly $7,000 has already been raised for the scholarship endowment among Maier's
friends and UK theater department patrons and associates.
Additionally, a member of Maier's fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, has agreed to match the
first $5,000 contributed to the scholarship endowment by a member of the UK chapter of the
fraternity, said Joshua Mitchell. Mitchell, a friend of Maier who was president of the
Kentucky chapter when Maier was a pledge, is on the staff of Phi Kappa Psi's national
headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind.
"Chris was such a kind-spirited person and I want to see that quality honored each
year through these scholarships," Mitchell said.
As many scholarships as the endowment can support will be awarded each year to UK
theater students who have "a passion for theater, generosity of spirit, a caring
attitude towards all, as well as a zest for life," according to the wording of the
UK Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity members who want their contributions matched should send
their contribution checks, made out to the University of Kentucky, to Joshua Mitchell, 510
Lockerbie Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Other contributions for the scholarship endowment may be sent to the Theatre
Department, 114 Fine Arts Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0022, or
the UK Development Office, Sturgill Development Building, University of Kentucky,
Lexington, KY 40506-0015.