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Laura W. Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), Headlines President's Lecture Series; Tickets Available to the Public March 12

FORT MYERS, FL - The Florida Gulf Coast University President's Lecture Series presents Laura W. Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 at Alico Arena. Free tickets to hear her speak will be available to the general public beginning 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 12 through Friday, March 18.

Guests must visit the Alico Arena box office in person to request tickets. No orders will be taken via the phone or internet. All guests are limited to two (2) tickets per person with no exceptions. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis until they have been distributed.

The University posts updated information on the President's Lecture Series website,, as it becomes available.

The President's Lecture Series marks an evolution in Florida Gulf Coast University's long-held commitment to bring compelling speakers with meaningful messages to Southwest Florida.

That effort began with the University Lecture Series, which featured Maya Angelou, Mikhail Gorbachev and Gen. Colin Powell.

The new lecture series will build upon that tradition. This year's featured speaker is Laura W. Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), a compelling advocate for issues of national and global concern, with a particular emphasis on education, women's health and human rights.

Mrs. Bush's appearance is made possible through the generous assistance and support of the Honorable Francis and Mrs. Kathleen Rooney, and Key Private Bank.

For information about the event, please call the Alico Arena box office at (239) 590-7145.

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