Middlesex Bedford • Lowell Community College Celebrity Forum 2013 an evening with Former First Lady Laura Bush 2012: Michael J. Fox 2011: Robin Roberts interviewed by Jenna Bush Hager 2010: Ken Burns 2009: Sarah Ferguson 2008: Jay Leno 2007: Mike & Chris Wallace n celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum, the MCC Foundation will host former First Lady Laura Bush who will be interviewed by her daughter, NBC “Today” show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, at 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. One of the most popular first ladies in recent history, Laura Bush has been a champion of education, health care and human rights. As first lady from 20012009, she traveled to 76 countries, and is the author of the best-selling memoir, “Spoken from the Heart.” Current chairwoman of the Woman’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Bush continues to work on global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform, and supporting America’s military. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Texas Austin. A former elementary schoolteacher in Texas, she was also a public-school librarian. Hager has been a “Today” show correspondent since 2009. She authored the New York Times nonfiction best seller, “Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope,” following a 2006 trip to Latin America as an intern with UNICEF. Hager is currently chairwoman of UNICEF’s Next Generation initiative, which focuses on reducing childhood I deaths around the world, and is editorat-large for Southern Living magazine. The Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum is an annual event that presents well-known personalities for the educational and cultural enrichment of area residents. Proceeds help raise funds for the MCC Foundation. Presenting Sponsor of all 15 Celebrity Forum events is The TJX Companies, Inc. Past Celebrity Forum speakers include Walter Cronkite with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Colin Powell, former President George Bush with former First Lady Barbara Bush, Rudy Giuliani, David McCullough, Barbara Walters, Tim Russert, Geena Davis, Mike and Chris Wallace, Jay Leno, Sarah Ferguson, Ken Burns, Robin Roberts and Michael J. Fox. Tickets to An Evening with Former First Lady Laura Bush – Interviewed by Jenna Bush Hager are $35 and $25, and can be purchased online at www.lowellauditorium.com, by calling the Lowell Memorial Auditorium at 978-454-2299, or in person at the LMA Box Office, 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell. For group sales of 15 or more, call 978-454-2299 or email boxoffice@lowellauditorium.com Special thanks to The TJX Companies, Inc., Presenting Sponsor for all fifteen years! 2006: Geena Davis 2005: Tim Russert 2004: Barbara Walters 2003: David McCullough 2002: Rudolph Giuliani 2001: George & Barbara Bush i For information about Celebrity Forum corporate sponsorship opportunities, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/CF13 or contact MCC’s Dean of College Advancement Dennis Malvers at 781-280-3514. 2000: Colin Powell [2] 1999: Walter Cronkite with Doris Kearns Goodwin Profiles