Politics and government student Billy Stripeik was honored at the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Spring Address with the Grabill-Homan Community Peace Prize Award. The ceremony took place on Tuesday, April 10.
Billy is a political science major and has minors in both peace and conflict resolution studies and civic engagement and responsibility. Billy is involved in a variety of different peacemaking activities and has a strong track record of volunteering and activism. Last year he worked with students from minority communities to enhance their representation in the Student Government Association. He also worked with other students to bring recycling to multifamily units and student housing. This work entailed lobbying local officials and collecting signatures in cooperation with the Student Environmental Action Coalition.
Stripeik has worked with other student leaders in the College Republicans and the College Democrats as well as with officials at the County level to increase the resources available for campus polling places to make voting on campus more accessible to students.