The Mary Pat and Michael J. Bolner ’73 Business Honors Scholarship, created by a $100,000 donation to Mays Business School, will be used to fund scholarships for students enrolled in the Business Honors program. Bolner runs the sales and marketing arm of the San Antonio-based family business, Fiesta Spices, which distributes cooking spices in 40 states.
Frank Raymond has been a fan of Texas A&M University – and Mays Business School in particular – since Craig Brown ’75, his co-founder of Bray International, invited him several years ago to attend scholarship events Brown hosts. Brown has long been a supporter of Texas A&M and Mays, where he graduated and was named a Distinguished Alumnus in 2012.
A new fellowship honoring Stuart W. Murff ’73 has been established to benefit the Finance Department at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School. Stuart is a Fort Worth businessman who is actively involved in community service.
An Aggie turned Houston businessman wanted to help students pursue their own entrepreneurial endeavors, so he and his wife created the Jennifer and Brian Lamb ’91 Entrepreneurship Excellence Fund.
Taseer Badar ’95 honored his mother and his university when he created an endowment – the Kausar Badar Family Business Honors Scholarship.
T. Randall “Randy” Cain ’82, a partner at Ernst & Young, considers the pipeline of outstanding students from Mays Business School so valuable that he and his wife have committed $100,000 to Texas A&M’s accounting program.
A Sugar Land couple created the Janet and Mark H. Ely ’83 Professorship to help attract and retain top faculty at Mays Business School. Their commitment of $250,000 will be matched by funds from Mays’ Center for Executive Development to create a total endowment of $500,000.
When she donated $250,000 to Mays Business School to establish the Karen N. Pape ’80 Scholarship in Accounting, Pape says she had the parents of the students in mind as much as the students.
One of the core values of Texas A&M University is that of selfless service. John and Mary Jane Vandegrift have established an endowed scholarship to honor their son, 1st Lt. Matthew Vandegrift ’03, who exhibited the ultimate ask of selfless service while serving his country in the military. Just four days after turning 28 in 2008, he was killed while conducting combat operations in Basrah, Iraq.
Family celebrates the life and legacy of J. David Mims ’71 through student scholarship at Mays Business SchoolBy Kelli Levey • August 23rd, 2012 • Category: Donors Corner, Former Students
Becky and J. David Mims ’71 committed $25,000 to endow an undergraduate business scholarship at Mays Business School. The purpose of their gift is to impact students pursuing an education and excellence in the business world and has become even more special to the family with the loss of David last year.