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Rob Mayo Memorial Scholarship Fund

After the Mary Cross Tippmann Foundation took over the old St. Felix Monastery in 2010, Rob Mayo moved in with his wife Karen to be the resident property manager. While working at St. Felix, he was known for his friendly personality and willingness to explain the work being done to renovate and restore the historic complex. Tragically, he passed away in June of 2012 at the age of 51 after sustaining injuries from a motorcycle accident. Shortly after, a scholarship was created to preserve his memory in our community.

Currently, Rob’s scholarship is being funded by the proceeds of the annual Nun Run 5k and Brother Boogie 10k held at the St. Felix Catholic Center every May. Donations are still being sought to make his scholarship permanent.

Kevin Rupley (left), grand knight of the Huntington Knights of Columbus council, presented the first Rob Mayo Scholarships to Morgan Kinniry (center) and Grace Oberhausen.

Kinniry and Oberhausen, both 2014 graduates of Bishop Dwenger High School, Fort Wayne, were selected from 18 applicants. Kinniry went on to study biology at St. Mary’s College, and Oberhausen studied theology and communication at Marian University.

In 2015, Corinne Zay, Anastascia Eckert and Olivia Woolard were awarded Rob Mayo Memorial Scholarships.

Zay, a 2015 graduate of Bishop Luers High School, is the daughter of Andy and Cindy Zay, of Huntington. She went on to study nursing and politics at Ave Maria University, in Ave Maria, FL.

Eckert is the daughter of Todd and Mara Eckert, of Huntington, and a 2015 graduate of Huntington North High School. She attended Ohio State University to study pre-veterinary medicine.

Wooolard, a 2015 graduate of Huntington North High School, is the daughter of Jason and Angela Woolard. She studied music education at Ball State University.

In 2016, Blake Malone, of Fort Wayne, and Emily Klepper, Emma Eckert, Tony Ditzler and Molly Smith, all of Huntington, were awarded Rob Mayo Memorial Scholarships.

Malone, a 2016 graduate of Bishop Dwenger High School, studied nursing at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

Klepper, a 2016 graduate of Bishop Luers High School, majored in global studies at St. Mary’s College, in Notre Dame.

Eckert, also a 2016 Bishop Luers graduate, attended Indiana University, in Blomington, to study finance.

Ditzler, a 2016 graduate of Huntington North High School, went on to study accounting at Indiana University, in Bloomington.

Smith, also a 2016 graduate of Huntington North High School, studied social work and Spanish at the University of Indianapolis.

$3,800 of $10,000 Goal0%