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.