On April 3-4, 2018, Barbara Pierce Bush was honored with the 2018 Austin College Posey Leadership Award on our campus and at our annual event at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas.
Ms. Bush, a young global activist and author, is renowned for her work as a founder, former CEO, and board chair of Global Health Corps, an organization focused on mobilizing a global community of young leaders passionate about the common belief that "Health is a human right." Through Global Health Corps, Ms. Bush’s work has spread to countries including Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, and Zambia. She believes that well-trained fellows sent into those vulnerable communities will play an active role in advancing social justice and health equity around the globe.
Ms. Bush graduated from Yale in 2004 with a degree in Humanities and has demonstrated profound servant leadership by encouraging and developing a new generation of leaders in the health sector. As Austin College celebrates the centennial of co-education on campus this year, we are most delighted to honor a young woman of international leadership.
Global Outreach Fellowships
Each Global Outreach Fellowship is intended to provide meaningful and potentially life-changing experiences for a select group of Austin College students while benefiting the communities around the world. From teaching in impoverished areas, working on development programs in Africa, or starting a program of their own, the opportunities are limitless.
The 10 to 15 Austin College students selected annually as Global Outreach Fellows receive Global Outreach Fellowships to support their project and/or participation in an internship that fosters engagement with community development issues while providing a meaningful appreciation of both the possibilities and the obstacles in leading effective change in these areas. Fellowships awarded to Austin College students are specifically meant to support servant leadership opportunities and are not meant to support “for-profit” internships and/or opportunities.