The John A. ’92 and Kimberly Kerner Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship was created by a $25,000 gift to Mays Business School. The scholarship recipients will be full-time business students who plan to study abroad.
The Kerners said they wanted to give back to the school that has had “a lasting impression on my character and life,” and to promote the importance of experiencing other cultures and learning to conduct business elsewhere. The Kerners also wanted the gift to be used to level the playing field for study abroad. “Aggieland has always been a school where anyone could work hard and succeed regardless of income level,” said John Kerner, who is a district manager for Expeditors International.
“The need for our students to graduate with an international perspective is part of our school’s mission,” said Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “Because of the Kerners’ generosity, our students will have that opportunity. We are so appreciative of their support of this most important part of our students’ education.”
About Mays Business School
Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,000 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. Its mission is to create knowledge and develop ethical leaders for a global society.