Tickets for George W. Bush speech soon available to public

Officials at Faulkner University announce that general admission tickets to hear President George W. Bush speak on Oct 6. will go on sale Tues., June 28,  at 8:00a.m.

Faulkner announced in April that the 43rd president would be the keynote speaker for the University's 2011 Annual Benefit Dinner to be held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa Convention Center. Having launched a successful sponsorship sale, the University is ready to open general admission ticket sales. General admission tickets are $200 each and include dinner.

George W. Bush was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2001, as President and Commander in Chief. He served two consecutive terms.  The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, which killed 3,000 people on American soil, defined his presidency and changed history. President Bush sent troops to Afghanistan and Iraq to defang terrorist organizations and established the Department of Homeland Security.

On the home front, President Bush created the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to strengthen a faith-based institution's ability to provide services to local areas of need.  Since that time Faulkner, a Christian university, has implemented its own service initiative in the spirit of President Bush's domestic policy.  In fall of 2009,Faulkner launched the STARS program - Serving Together and Reaping Success - as required coursework and fieldwork for degree completion. All Faulkner students are required to perform 160 hours of service-learning in the form of mentoring or volunteer work before graduation. Since its inception, Faulkner students, faculty and staff have logged in thousands of hours of volunteer hours to local charities and non-profit organizations.

President Bush's visit to Montgomery on behalf of Faulkner will include an inspiring message that will underscore Faulkner's goal to unite the pursuit of academic excellence with the responsibility to use one's gifts for the service of others and the benefit of society. With a mission to provide an education anchored by not only intellect, but also character and service, the Faulkner experience aims to educate the whole person for the glory of God.

Proceeds from Faulkner's Benefit Dinner featuring President Bush will go towards student scholarship.