Peace Islands Institute hosted its Annual Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony on June 2nd, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel in Hasbrouck Heights. Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, provided PII the honor to host her as the keynote speaker for the evening. PII awarded four people different awards, in which the categories were Community Service, Business, Diversity Appreciation, and Education. The candidates for these awards were Dr. Chris Rodriguez, Michele Siekerka, Dr. Angus Kress Gillespie, and Dr. Paul B. Winkler, respectively.