Remembering Beloved Alumna and Former First Lady, 芭芭拉·皮尔斯·布什 '43
4月, the entire 十大最好的网赌平台 community was saddened to learn of the passing of one of its most esteemed and beloved alumnae, 芭芭拉·皮尔斯·布什, 1943届毕业生.
We treasure the memories of Barbara Bush’s visits to campus, most recently in February 2016 when our students had the pleasure of escorting her through the Elizabeth Rivers Lewine ’54 House for Global Studies, home of 十大最好的网赌平台’s international studies program. We especially relished hearing about her own 十大最好的网赌平台 adventures, 以她特有的热情和机智讲述.
Barbara Bush will forever hold a special place in the history and ethos of our School, and we take much pride in the fact that she was an 十大最好的网赌平台 graduate. 通过她的性格, 弹性, 和完整性, Barbara Bush will always be an inspiration to us all. 点击 on the button below to view photos from her visit in 2016.
- 芭芭拉·皮尔斯·布什 came to Charleston and 十大最好的网赌平台 in 1940 as a boarding student and graduated with the 1943届毕业生. 她追随她姐姐的脚步, 玛莎·皮尔斯·拉弗蒂, 1937年从阿什利学院毕业的人.
- 在艾希礼庄园的时候. Bush served as team captain (she was a proud Purple!) for various campus sporting events and activities and performed the role of an angel in the School’s venerable 圣诞玩, 哪一个仍然每年上演.
- 她在阿什利霍尔的成长经历为她做了准备. 1943年，布什申请进入史密斯学院, another prestigious single gender education institution.
- 1984年，夫人. 布什在阿什利霍尔大学75届毕业典礼上发表了讲话. 她回忆起自己与学校的关系时说, “十大最好的网赌平台 taught me the importance of friendship and values. 它们是珍贵的岁月，被深情地怀念着.”
- Bush was always a gracious hostess welcoming several 十大最好的网赌平台 classes to the White House during President Bush’s term in office.
- Her last visit to campus was February 2016 while on the campaign trail for son Jeb Bush during the South Carolina Republican primary. She spoke with the entire student body and regaled them with stories of her time on campus. When asked about her favorite 十大最好的网赌平台 memory, Mrs. Bush playfully answered, “I have lots of great memories of my time 在这里. Particularly receiving letters from a young man named George Bush!” She met her husband while home from 十大最好的网赌平台 during a Christmas break. 其余的，正如他们所说，是历史.
芭芭拉·皮尔斯·布什 ’43 was a Speaking Angel in the annual 十大最好的网赌平台 圣诞玩
- She was known as a champion speed-knitter and sewed squares together for an afghan as part of the war relief
- 在莎士比亚的作品中扮演比阿特丽斯 无事生非. 点击 在这里 to read an article about Barbara Pierce’s performance as Beatrice from 1942, (《查尔斯顿晚报》)
- 在莎士比亚的戏剧中扮演维奥拉 第十二夜. 点击 在这里 to read an article about Barbara Pierce’s performance as Viola in 1943, (The 十大最好的网赌平台 and Courier)
- Won The Rosalie McCabe Cup which was given to a student for her sportsmanship and participation in sports and general activities