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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Presidents Bush 41 and 43 Beamed Into Webster University for Dedication

Posted By on Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 2:30 PM

click to enlarge George H. W. Bush congratulates his first cousin George Herbert Walker III after it was announced that the name of Webster University's business school would be changed in his honor. - AMIR KURTOVIC
  • Amir Kurtovic
  • George H. W. Bush congratulates his first cousin George Herbert Walker III after it was announced that the name of Webster University's business school would be changed in his honor.
Webster University announced today that the name of its Business school would be changed to the George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology.

George Herbert Walker III is the first cousin of former president George H. W. Bush, a former ambassador to Hungary and one of Webster University's largest benefactors. In October 2007 he donated $10 million to be used for Webster's Business school.

The announcement ceremony was attended by Webster's top brass, members of the Board of Trustees and members of the Walker family.

But the real surprise came when the monitors set up around the stage beamed in two familiar faces. Former U.S. presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush congratulated their relative in short prerecorded video clips.

George Herbert Walker III with Webster University Dean of School of Business and Technology Benjamin Akande. - AMIR KURTOVIC
  • Amir Kurtovic
  • George Herbert Walker III with Webster University Dean of School of Business and Technology Benjamin Akande.

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