Laura W. Bush Institute to Host A Conversation with Mrs. Laura Bush

News Release


February 9, 2015

CONTACT:      Jessica Bagwell,

                          (806) 743-2143 Ext. 229


The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health will host a luncheon, “A Conversation with Mrs. Laura Bush,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10 at the American Bank Center Henry Garrett Ballroom, 1901 North Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas. Former First Lady Laura W. Bush is the keynote speaker and will deliver her own experience as an advocate for women’s health. Her presentation will be followed by a question and answer session hosted by Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., TTUHSC president.


Bush was born in Midland, Texas and received a bachelor’s degree in education from Southern Methodist University and master’s degree in library science from the University of Texas. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston and Austin and worked as a public school librarian. In 1977, she met and married George Walker Bush, the 43rd U.S. president. They are the parents of twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, and proud grandparents of Margaret “Mila” Hager. Bush agreed to lend her name to the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health in 2007. As her namesake, the institute is a testament to her lifelong dedication to advocating for the better health of women worldwide.


Because differences matter, the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health improves the lives of women and girls through research supporting scientific discoveries unique to women’s health and gender differences, education advancing the knowledge of health care professionals through evidence-based resources and outreach connecting with communities for healthier lives.


Multiple sponsorship levels are available for the event. Proceeds from “A Conversation with Mrs. Laura Bush” will benefit the TTUHSC Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health and help further women’s health research and maintain programs that make a difference in the lives of women and their families every day.


Bush will host a brief press conference at 10:15 a.m. in the Watergarden Ballroom on the day of the event. Other experts available for interviews include:

  • Mitchell, TTUHSC president
  • Angela Knapp Eggers, TTUHSC Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health interim director
  • Gloria Hicks, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health National Advisory Board member, event chair


Contact Angela Knapp Eggers, interim executive director of the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, at (806) 414-9941 or to learn more about the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health and sponsorship opportunities. Contact Mary Croyle, TTUHSC Office of Communications and Marketing executive director, with media requests including pressroom access during the press conference at (806) 743-2123 or



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