Mary Pat and Michael J. Bolner '73Mary Pat and Michael J. Bolner ’73

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.

“One of the best gifts you can give someone is a helping hand while they are in college,” says Michael Bolner. “I have found if you help students when they need help, they will help someone else later on. It starts a nice chain of events.”

Bolner says he and his wife enjoy meeting the scholarship recipients and their families. He says he chose to support the Business Honors program because he wanted to help Mays retain its high standing. “I think Mays Business School graduates can stand up against any other in the country, and I wanted to help the best of the best.”

“We are so very appreciative of the Bolners for their generosity and support of our students,” said Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “Because of their support, our School will be in position to attract the very best students to study at Mays and our students will receive critical financial support for their 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. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.