A heartwarming tribute celebrating Joe's 17 years at Mid-Pacific Institute. 

Leslie Wilcox talks with Joe Rice, president of Mid-Pacific Institute. The genial private school leader opens up about his childhood, marked by abuse and poverty. Joe is writing a memoir of his experiences - a catharsis that stings long-open wounds. Now nearing retirement, Joe supports programs serving orphans and foster children, while nurturing the 1,500 students of Mid-Pac and a family of his own. Original Air Date: March 6, 2012


In Honolulu, each time Joe appeared in a news story, TV or radio, he had to pay a fine to his Sunrise Honolulu Rotary Club.

He was fined so many times, that he earned the Paul Harris Society Award for his contributions to the Rotary International annual fund.

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