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Laura Bush to Speak

Former First Lady Laura Bush will give the commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing on May 13 at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA.

One of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, for decades Laura Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care, and human rights. The author of the bestselling and highly lauded memoir, Spoken From The Heart, Mrs. Bush also founded both the Texas State Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. Today, as the Chair of the Woman’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues her work on global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, and supporting the men and women who have served in America’s military. 

Afaf I. Meleis, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing said, “We are thrilled and honored to have Mrs. Bush speak to our graduates. She is a passionate advocate for the empowerment of women and is a transformational role model for nurses. Her passion, wisdom, and accomplishments will inspire us all.”

Commencement begins at 3PM, tickets are required.