Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard will be the keynote speaker at Hawaii Pacific University's graduation ceremonies on December 18. Gabbard is a 2009 HPU graduate with a degree in international business. Gabbard will also be presented with the university's Fellow of the Pacific award, a recognition given to outstanding community leaders for their contributions to Hawaii, the Pacific Rim and the university.  Gabbard was elected to Congress in 2012.