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Final Spring 2012 Maverick Speakers Series tickets available for March 23 Jeb Bush lecture

Monday, February 27, 2012

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Tickets to see former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speak March 23 as part of The University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Speakers Series will be available 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7.

Jeb Bush

General admission tickets are free; premium seating also is available and includes parking. Tickets may be reserved at

Bush, a Republican, served as Florida’s governor from 1999 to 2007, and has been frequently mentioned as a potential GOP presidential candidate. Bush is the son of 41st President of the United States George H.W. Bush, and the younger brother of 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush.

Bush’s 8 p.m. lecture is titled “Achieving Excellence in Education.” Prior to becoming governor, Bush founded the Foundation for Florida’s Future, where he still serves as board chairman. The organization’s aim is to increase academic standards and accountability while advocating for school choice.

Bush’s appearance coincides with the Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) Symposium and is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education and Health Professions, School of Urban and Public Affairs and the Office of Graduate Studies.

The March 23 event will close out the fourth season of the Mavericks Speaker Series.

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