According to family lore, Lacey Pattie ’22 was singing and dancing before she could speak coherently. “My dad bought me my first guitar—a pink Daisy Rock with a rainbow guitar strap—when I was 5 and took me to guitar lessons with the same man who taught him to play years before,” she recalled.
Today, the business honors and management major has embarked on a path at Texas A&M University to grow her love of music into a career.
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Pattie receives support from a President’s Endowed Scholarship (PES) given by Mary and Michael Bolner ’73. As four-year awards, PES scholarships support high-achieving Aggies and can be endowed through a $100,000 gift.
Michael’s father, Clifton “Clif” Bolner ’49, modeled a passion for philanthropy for his children, many of whom did not attend Texas A&M but later supported their own alma maters. After founding Bolner’s Fiesta Products in 1955, Clif funded several scholarships for Aggies. Today, Michael recalls the sense of responsibility his father instilled in him to care for future generations.
“If you help somebody now, they will help somebody later,” Michael said. “I remember being a student and watching my friends benefit from their scholarships, and I knew that I wanted to give back someday. Giving an education to someone is very fulfilling, and our scholarship recipients give me great faith in the future of our country.”
Following in the Bolners’ footsteps, Pattie also aspires to give back one day. “I hope to return the favor by creating scholarships to help future generations of Aggies,” she said. “I want others to have the same opportunities my scholarship afforded me.”
To learn more about giving a President’s Endowed Scholarship, contact Marcy Ullmann '86, senior director of scholarship programs, at the bottom of this page.
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