Second Stop Added To First Daughter's B/CS Trip

By: Texas A&M University Press Release Email
By: Texas A&M University Press Release Email

President George Bush, 41st President of the United States, will introduce his granddaughter, Jenna Bush, as the featured speaker at the Bank of America Program on Volunteerism on Monday, October 15, 2007. The program, sponsored by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, will begin at 5:30 pm at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on the campus of Texas A&M University.

Jenna Bush’s presentation will feature remarks about her recently published book, “Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope,” and her experiences while interning with UNICEF. This personal, nonfiction account tells the story of a young girl who struggles to break free from a cycle of abuse, poverty, and illness. Jenna uses Ana’s message of hope to inspire others to make a difference in their community, school, or anywhere around the world.

Jenna Bush is the daughter of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 with a degree in English, Jenna was an elementary school teacher in Washington, D.C. for a year and a half. She then embarked on an internship with UNICEF throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, documenting the lives of children excluded from basic care and education.

Bank of America endowed its program on volunteerism in an effort to educate individuals and corporations on the importance of volunteer activities in today’s modern society. Through civic responsibility and community service, Americans strengthen our social fabric, our participatory form of government, and our free market economy. Additionally, this dedication to volunteerism has enabled our nation to grow as a society and an international leader. Bank of America believes that it is vital for corporate America to be at the forefront of this effort through what it calls “corporate citizenship.” By sharing their human and material resources, major corporations and small businesses alike are able to champion innumerable volunteer efforts.

This is a ticketed event, and security measures will be in effect. Attendees are requested not to bring backpacks, bags, cameras, or other personal belongings to the program.

Free tickets are available at KBTX-TV, WTAW, The Bryan/College Station Eagle, Texas A&M University MSC Box Office, The Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library. For information, call 979-862-2251.

Jenna Bush will speak to about 200 Bryan High students on Monday morning.


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