Barbara Bush received honorary doctorate degree from Baylor in 2002

Posted at 2:43 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 15:56:40-04

Former first lady Barbara Bush received an honorary doctorate degree from Baylor University in 2002.

Bush visited Baylor University as a guest lecturer in the President's Forum Lecture Series on March 11, 2002.

During the event, Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. also awarded the former first lady an honorary doctor of humane letters degree, the second member of the Bush family to receive the designation from Baylor.

In May 1998, President George W. Bush, at the time he was Governor of Texas, was presented with an honorary doctor of laws degree, and Laura Bush, then Texas' First Lady, was presented with the Alumna Honoris Causa award for her work in literacy.

Barbara Bush was recognized for her national work in volunteerism, particularly her commitment to family literacy through the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, as well as a rigorous appearance schedule to emphasize reading as a part of daily family life.

The foundation has distributed $10 million to 305 programs in 44 states across the nation, giving $2 million to 70 programs in 46 different Texas communities.

Mrs. Bush answered questions submitted in writing by audience members as they arrived at the Ferrell Center. President Sloan moderated the session.

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