On Tuesday March 22, Dr. Clotile Galbraith, with officers (Amanda Meskill and Ashley Zester) and members of the Psi Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (an International Honor Society in Education), sponsored a literacy program that featured the life and works of the Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize winning author, Pearl S. Buck. 

The program was a huge success with over 80 people (mostly students) in attendance. Students commented that they were inspired by the numerous accomplishments and contributions “Pearl” was able to achieve while overcoming many of life’s obstacles (racial bias, cultural and gender prejudice, having a special needs child, to name a few). A copy of Buck’s last novel, The Eternal Wonder, published in October 2013 and signed by her son Edgar Walsh, was presented to Dr. Galbraith and Kappa Delta Pi for their library initiative to provide educational materials that support the endeavors of the School of Education. The book was then dedicated that evening to the Education section of the SU Greenspring campus library.

Carole Watters (Emeritus Member of the Board of Directors of Pearl Buck International) and Janet Mintzer (CEO and President of Pearl Buck International)

Featured speakers of the night’s program included: Janet Mintzer (CEO and President of Pearl Buck International), Carole Watters (Emeritus Member of the Board of Directors of Pearl Buck International) and Ron Salkind Meliment, author of the historical work of fiction, “Pearl.”

Ron Salkind Meliment, Carole Watters, Janet Mintzer, and Dr. Clotile Galbraith