Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to speak at HPU graduation

Published: Dec. 9, 2013 at 11:29 AM HST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2013 at 11:36 AM HST
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HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii Pacific University has invited U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to give the keynote address at graduation ceremonies Dec. 18.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Gabbard will give her remarks at the event that begins at 5 p.m. Dec. 18.

The 32-year-old Gabbard is a 2009 graduate of Hawaii Pacific. She earned a degree in international business. She was elected to Congress last year.

Hawaii Pacific University will honor Gabbard with a Fellow of the Pacific award, given to community leaders for contributions to Hawaii, the Pacific Rim and the university.

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