Master of International Studies student Becky Cibulskis has been named a recipient of Avi Schaefer’s 2019 Seek Peace and Pursue It Award.
Awarded by the Avi Schaefer Fund, the Seek Peace and Pursue It Award honors students, academic faculty, staff, or university administrators who have stood up in a public way for peace, justice, and compassion on their college campus. In addition to her role as a graduate student, Cibulskis works as an international assistant programs coordinator in the Global Training Initiative, a unit of the Office of Global Engagement.
Sarah Cohn, campus director for Hillel at NC State, nominated Cibulskis for the award. In her nomination, Cohn writes that Cibulskis “is one of the preeminent people on campus providing a safe haven for interfaith and religious dialogue. While both working full-time within the University’s Office of Global Engagement and pursuing a graduate degree, she is also the staff advisor for Better Together (an Interfaith Youth Corp initiative). Through a grant Becky secured, she is organizing student leaders across campus to attend the Ripple Conference, a student-led interfaith conference at Elon University. After the terror attack on Pittsburgh she changed the planned programming to allow the Hillel campus director to share her personal and professional experience. Additionally, she has put together a monthly, year-long series on Worldview Diversity and Interfaith Engagement for faculty and staff. Becky always goes above and beyond to be a positive and engaged member of the community.”
Ten recipients from across North America were honored with the award this year.
This post was originally published by NC State’s Office of Global Engagement.