Model UN delegation takes six awards

model unNineteen LC students, representing Belgium, won numerous awards at the 2013 National Model UN simulation in New York City March 17-21.

LC won the “Distinguished Delegation Award;” April Song ’15 and Julia Tahija ’15 won the “Outstanding Delegates in Committee” award, as well as an “Outstanding Position Paper” award. Also winning  “Outstanding Position Papers” were Jessica Hamel ’14 and Vinny Mwano ’15; Jonathan Haggerty ’15 and Tiffany Scott ’14; and Elizabeth O’Hara ’15.

The UN simulation is organized by the National Model United Nations organization, and includes nearly 5,000 students from colleges and universities around the world. There are about 2,500 students in the session LC participated in.

The students have spent the semester in a class taught by Dr. Sabita Manian, professor of political science and international relations, preparing to represent Belgium. They also attended a briefing session with the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the UN on March 18. Dr. Manian said she is proud of all of them and is particularly grateful to the two student leaders.

Our two head delegates — Jordan Kristoff ’13 and Zach Hughes ’13 — set the tone of professionalism for other students.They assisted me in every bit of the process and the two of them have been excellent leaders for that assignment,” Dr. Manian noted.

Other members of the delegation were: Briana Beale ’15, Kristina Berry ’13, Lauren Brizendine ’14, Mariam Ernesta-Savy ’15, Judith Gallegos ’14, Jillian Gates ’13, Grace Leahey ’15, Claire Nadolski ’14, Andrew Powers ’14, and Daniel Sweeney ’15.