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Laura Bush speaks at UMKC Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Story by Roberta Pardo and photos by Michael Alvarado

Former first lady Laura Bush, and her daughter, Barbara Pierce Bush, headlined the Starr Women’s Hall of Fame induction event on March 22 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).
Bush and Pierce Bush joined more than 1,000 attendees at the luncheon, held at the Swinney Recreation Center on the UMKC campus, honoring the 10 women who were inducted. They spoke about their work in humanitarian causes. They also shared stories about their relationships with President George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush, who died in 2018 within months of each other. To conclude, Bush offered a piece of advice to the attendees.
“Take advantage of your life as it is,” she said. “All we know we have is now.”
The Starr Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony is held biannually at UMKC. It is dedicated to recognizing extraordinary Kansas City women and preserving the history of their accomplishments.
The 2019 class includes the following: Janet Murguia, president and CEO of UnidosUS, the largest Hispanic advocacy group in the United States; Bunni Copaken; Mary Tiera Farrow (1880-1971); Laura Rollins Hockaday (1938-2017); Mamie Currie Hughes; Dr. Patricia A. McIlrath (1917-1999); Mona Lea Perry; Nell Quinlan Reed (1889-1991); Beth K. Smith (1921-2017); and Dr. Linda Hood Talbott.


La ex primera dama Laura Bush y su hija, Bárbara Pierce Bush, encabezaron el evento de inducción al Salón de la Fama de las Mujeres Starr el 22 de marzo en la Universidad de Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).
Bush and Pierce Bush se unieron a más de 1,000 asistentes al almuerzo, que tuvo lugar en el Centro de Recreación Swinney del campus de UMKC, en honor a las 10 mujeres que fueron admitidas. Hablaron de su trabajo en causas humanitarias. También compartieron historias sobre sus relaciones con el presidente George H.W. Bush y la primera dama Bárbara Bush, que murieron en 2018 con pocos meses de diferencia. Para concluir, Bush ofreció un consejo a los asistentes.
“Aprovechen su vida tal como es”, dijo. “Todo lo que sabemos que tenemos es el ahora”.
La ceremonia de iniciación al Salón de la Fama de las Mujeres Starr se celebra cada dos años en UMKC. Se dedica a reconocer a las extraordinarias mujeres de Kansas City y preservar la historia de sus logros.
La clase de 2019 incluye las siguientes: Janet Murguía, presidenta y CEO de UnidosUS, el grupo de defensa hispana más grande en los Estados Unidos; Bunni Copaken; Mary Tiera Farrow (1880-1971); Laura Rollins Hockaday (1938-2017); Mamie Currie Hughes; Dra. Patricia A. McIlrath (1917-1999); Mona Lea Perry; Nell Quinlan Reed (1889-1991); Beth K. Smith (1921-2017); y la Dra. Linda Hood Talbott.

 

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