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U.S. Rep. Gabbard will address HPU graduates Dec. 18

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:28 p.m. HST, Dec 08, 2013

Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will be the keynote speaker at Hawaii Pacific University's graduation ceremonies on Dec. 18.

She'll also be presented with the university's Fellow of the Pacific award, an recognition given to outstanding community leaders for their contributions to Hawaii, the Pacific Rim, and the university.

The ceremony starts at 5 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

Gabbard, 32, a 2009 HPU graduate with a degree in international business, was elected to Congress in 2012.

She was named a vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, and more recently recognized at Harvard as one of two 2013 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award winners.

The Kennedy award honors Americans under 40 who are changing their communities and the country with their commitment to public service.

The university said it plans to have Gabbard's address carried live by streaming video.

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LanaAloha wrote:
I have been very impressed with Tulsi's commitment to the issues now that she is I'm office - it is obvious she has real dedication in her service.
on December 9,2013 | 04:04AM
James_M wrote:
She is truly inspiring - she can show how she rose above all her own doubts and fears to go on to actually make a positive difference in society.
on December 9,2013 | 10:38AM
Royabell wrote:
Keep Gabbard out of schools!
on December 9,2013 | 05:11AM
makiki123 wrote:
She can tell them how they too could rise in politics while doing very little and reminding people about her service in the military. What an inspiration! NOT!
on December 9,2013 | 05:28AM
DemBones wrote:
Will she speak of diversity? Will she speak of how she and her family oppressed the civil rights of our gay brothers and sisters? Do we forget the concerted efforts that she, her father, her family, and their church to oppose sharing equal civil rights that they enjoy? No.
on December 9,2013 | 07:38AM
retire wrote:
Yet another veteran who has never known victory.
on December 9,2013 | 09:42AM
twk123 wrote:
What a great role model for our youth...her military background and now these awards showing her hard work!! me who sits on a sofa cant dis all that she has worked hard to achieve Congratulations TG!!
on December 9,2013 | 10:30AM
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