Pearl S. Buck, winner of the Nobel Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, is the College's most notable alumna.
She was a champion of civil rights, women's rights, children's rights, and the rights of those with disabilities long before these issues were talked about in public.
She is the author of The Good Earth and numerous other works.
The College established The Pearl S. Buck Award in 1998 to recognize international leaders who embody Buck's ideals. Past recipients include Corazon Aquino, Jehan Sedat and Maya Lin.