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Former first lady to speak at GSU
Laura Bush photo
Laura Bush

Former first lady Laura Bush will speak at Georgia Southern University’s Hanner Fieldhouse on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The appearance by one of the most admired American first ladies is part of the university’s Leadership Lecture Series which allows Georgia Southern students to learn from U.S. and world leaders.

“This is an exciting opportunity to welcome Laura Bush to our campus as she shares with our students and our community her journey from teaching in a public school to becoming the first lady of the United States,” said Georgia Southern Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Teresa Thompson. “Mrs. Bush is a devoted advocate for a number of issues including education, and her message on leadership should inspire anyone who hears her.”

For decades, Mrs. Bush has traveled the U.S. and the world to champion issues in education, health care and human rights. She now serves as chair of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute and continues working on global health care innovations, education reform, empowering women in emerging democracies and supporting America’s veterans. The former first lady is also the best-selling author of “Spoken from the Heart.”

Mrs. Bush has a bachelor’s in education and a master’s in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston and Austin and was also a public school librarian. Her husband, former President George W. Bush  spoke at Georgia Southern in 2006.

Information on dates and locations to pick up complimentary tickets to “An Evening with Laura Bush” will be released later this month. For more information, visit: