Bush School

Alan Scaia

Bush School Of Government Students Say Family's Focus Was People, Not Politics

December 05, 2018 - 12:09 pm

COLLEGE STATION (KRLD) - The George Bush School of Government and Public Service was established in 1997 as part of the same complex that contains the Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M. Students at the school have been gathering to talk about the president's life and how the Bush family affected them.

"They value the principle of serving your fellow American and fellow human being more so than winning the issue of the day," says Alexander Lam, a second-year student."

Lam finished his undergrad work at UCLA.

"One of my professors there was actually Michael Dukakis," he says.

Lam says the focus on public service drew him to the Bush School at Texas A&M.

"We certainly have political opinions among us. We're a bunch of young folks from all over the country, but we don't let that divide us," he says. "We don't always think, 'This is a Republican school. We're all working for lower taxes.' We're thinking how we can help all Americans and everyone throughout the world."