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Executive director of Pacific American Foundation to speak at BYU Sept. 17

“Integrating Traditional Knowledge with 21st Century Education Strategies: Relevance, Rigor and Relationships” will be presented by Herb Lee, Jr. at a Global Awareness Lecture on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at noon in 238 Herald R. Clark Building at Brigham Young University.

Since 2005, Lee has been executive director of the Pacific American Foundation, which aims to improve the lives of Hawaiians and Pacific Americans through mentoring, career planning, development, research and community partnerships.

Lee is director of several U.S. Department of Education-funded curriculum development projects meant to preserve ancient Hawaiian history, music and culture.

Born, raised and educated in Hawaii, Lee graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with an undergraduate degree in psychology and political science and a graduate degree in political science. He is also a professional songwriter and recording artist.

This lecture will be archived online. For more information, contact Lee Simons at or (801) 422-2652. To view the David M. Kennedy Center events calendar, visit

Writer: Brady Toone

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