William Meredith

William "Billy" Meredith is a 2008 recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. While an undergraduate student, Billy majored in US History and French Studies with a minor in education. As part of the History Honors Program, he completed a thesis, titled, “James Madison vs. George Mason: The Influence of the Virginia Constitution of 1776 on the Creation of the American Presidency.”

Billy has been an active member of the Cornerstone Protestant Campus Ministry serving as the group’s President and Congregational Partner Liaison during his senior year. He also has served as the Undergraduate Representative to the Policy Review Board for ITS and served as the treasurer of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. Billy is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. He has been awarded scholarships from the UAlbany Classes of 1937 and 1952, and received the President’s Award for Excellence in Community Service. Billy volunteers at after-school programs and is currently serving as a tutor at a program aiding recent immigrants from war-torn parts of Africa.

Billy is currently a student in the School of Education’s Masters of Science in Secondary Education. Upon the completion of his Master’s degree, Billy hopes to begin a career in teaching Social Studies. He plans to continue at UAlbany to obtain his certification to become a School Administrator. Billy is a native of Walton, NY.