Martin Luther King ESU Celebration
This morning East Stroudsburg University held its 19th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration breakfast as part of the remembrance. Today's keynote speaker Joetta Clark Diggs, was a four time Olympic middle distance runner and was named captain of the women's USA team in 2000. In her speech Diggs encouraged everyone to pursue their dreams. During the celebration awards were given out to recognize students, faculty, and community members. One of the East Stroudsburg University students who won the Boddie scholarship award was Janet Ro. Gertrude Mary Smith Boddie was the first African American student to graduate from what is now ESU. East Stroudsburg Area School District Superintendent Sharon Laverdure received the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Member Award.