James P. Kelly ’13, a Full-Time MBA student at Mays, was one of 19 students awarded $10,000 scholarships by the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation.

James P. Kelly '13
James P. Kelly ’13

Kelly, who is from Houston, is president of the MBA Association at Mays. He enlisted in the Army in 2001, and deployed to Iraq in 2003 as a sniper with the 4th Infantry Division. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Sam Houston State. He has been married for 10 years and has three children.

The foundation annually awards one scholarship at each of the program’s 19 participating Texas universities. The undergraduate and graduate students selected are all focusing on entrepreneurial studies at Texas universities.

The awards were presented at an Oct. 30 luncheon in the recipients’ honor at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston.

That evening, the scholars were presented at a gala for 900 attendees, who also witnessed the induction of five Texas Legends into the Texas Business Hall of Fame — including Donald Adam ’57 of Bryan. The Bryan native, a longtime businessman, was a 1993 Mays Outstanding Alumnus and a 2012 Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M.