Archive for February, 2011

Long Story Short – Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. – On Leadership

Thomas Kaulukukui Jr.’s career of public service was inspired by the examples set by his family who were teachers and coaches in the community. The values they imparted helped shape Thomas Jr.’s character and served him well in the jungles of Vietnam, in the classroom and football field and in the role of Circuit Court Judge. He is now the managing trustee of the Queen Liliuokalani Trust which assists orphaned and destitute children of Hawaiian ancestry. After serving in a variety of leadership capacities, Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. is now on a mission to help foster discipline and scholarship and to instill the core values of Hawaiian culture required by future leaders in the Native Hawaiian community.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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Long Story Short – Thomas Kaulukukui Jr. – A Legacy of Public Service

Thomas Kaulukukui Jr.’s dedication to public service was inspired by the examples set by his parents, aunts and uncles who were teachers, counselors and coaches in the community. His father, Thomas Senior, was an educator, United States Marshal and an Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee. He was also a standout college athlete and the University of Hawaii’s first All-American football player. As an athletic coach he left an indelible mark on hundreds of young men and was a prime motivating force behind his own son’s positive approach towards tackling the challenges that life had to offer.

The values imparted helped shape Tom’s character and served him well in the jungles of Vietnam, in the classroom and football field, in the role of Circuit Court Judge, and now as the managing trustee of the Queen Liliuokalani Trust which assists orphaned and destitute children of Hawaiian ancestry.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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