National Model UN Winning Streak Reaches 16 Years
For the 16th consecutive year, Alma College students captured the highest awards at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City.
Competing April 3-7, Alma College teams representing The Gambia, a small country in West Africa, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a small Caribbean nation, received “outstanding delegation” recognition, the highest award at the conference. It is the 16th consecutive year in which Alma College teams have received one or more of the top awards.
Alma College has won 30 “outstanding delegation” awards — the most of any college or university in the 90-year history of the conference.
The United Nations in New York City hosts the Model UN competiton.
“This was a spectacular performance by our students,” says Derick Hulme, Alma’s Model UN faculty adviser. “This was our youngest team ever, with 14 first-year Model UN students. It was an extremely competitive conference, but our students, from the start of the conference to the end, were on top of their game.”
The national conference in New York is the largest and most prestigious collegiate Model UN competition in the world, with more than 5,500 students competing from five continents.
Model UN simulates actual UN bodies addressing the most diverse range of current international issues. Teams of college students take on identities of countries, and delegates from each country meet in committee to propose, discuss and debate topics. Once resolutions are completed in committee, they are presented to the Model UN replication of the UN General Assembly to be further debated before the assembly votes on resolutions.
Materials produced by the students are forwarded to the actual UN organization for their consideration.
Representing the Delegation of The Gambia:
Christopher Bilski, Lowell junior
Morgan Beeler, Fremont sophomore
Brayden Fischer, Ortonville freshman
Lisa Folkmire, Warren freshman
Scott Grant, Grand Blanc freshman
Katie Gordon, Muskegon junior
Nicole Howe, Greenville senior
Grant Isley, Midland junior
Kasie Jacobs, Plainwell freshman
Emily Johnson, Commerce sophomore
Karalyn Nic, Vicksburg freshman
Maggie Peacock, Batavia, IL, freshman
Chloe Secor, Davison sophomore
Elizabeth Wayne, St. Clair junior
Matthew Yettaw, Ortonville freshman
Ashley Yuill, Midland junior
Joshua Zeitler, Eaton Rapids sophomore
Representing the Delegation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines:
Caroline Asiala, Bay City freshman
Isaac Burrell, McBain freshman
Alaina Dague, Lake junior
Lauren Engels, Livonia freshman
Jonathon Haley, Harrison junior
Riley Kult, Phoenix, AZ, freshman
Michelle Jerezano, Tegucigalpa sophomore
Aleia McKessey, Charlotte freshman
Rebekah Miller, Saginaw sophomore
Madeleine Randolet, Midland senior
Raymond Visser, Wyoming freshman
Ryan Zavacky, St. Joseph sophomore
Posted: Tue, April 10th, 2012 at 3:43PM