Statement from the Bush School Former Student Network on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

December 01, 2018

On behalf of the entire Bush School Former Student Network we send our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the entire Bush Family on the passing of President George H. W. Bush. We were blessed to have President Bush, an extraordinary public servant, as the patriarch and namesake of our Bush School family and we are grateful for the immeasurable impact that he had and continues to have on the Bush School and on the lives of all of the Former Students.

While President Bush will certainly be remembered as one of the most experienced public servants in U.S history, as a celebrated World War II combat pilot, Congressman, pioneering diplomat, Director of the C.I.A., Vice President, and ultimately President, many of us will remember him through our fond memories of him at the Bush School. Whether it was a brief smile and hello as he walked his dogs around the pond, time spent with him in the classroom, watching him skydive to celebrate his birthday, or the opportunity to share time with him and Mrs. Bush in their residence at The Bush School in College Station, President Bush will hold a special place in the hearts of many Former Students.

Though we will miss seeing his smile and hearing his witty sarcasm and feisty jokes, we will strive to honor his memory and legacy by being public servants in every aspect of our lives. President Bush will always be a “point of light” for every Former Student reminding us of the power of service and guiding us as we work to make a difference in the world every day of our lives. He truly was a great man who will influence generations to come with his integrity, honor, compassion, and humble brilliance. His life is a testament that reinforces the six core values of Texas A&M University which we all aspire to embody everyday: excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect, and selfless service.

Our thoughts today are with him and the entire Bush Family.
President, Shannon Dubberly, Class of 2004 & 2007
Vice President, Taylor G. Smith, Class of 2010 & 2013
Secretary, Robby Stephany Smith, Class of 2014
Treasurer, David Fujimoto, Class of 2017, Lt Col (Ret)

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