Students take part in Model United Nations

May 2, 2013 | Share |

Twenty-five students from Western Carolina University participated in a Southern Regional Model United Nations conference held in April in Charlotte, with one delegation earning conference accolades.

The conference attracted approximately 300 students from 29 universities from all over the United States. This year, WCU was assigned to represent the countries of Brazil, Cuba, Egypt and Germany. The students were required to debate other country representatives, draft written policy resolutions, negotiate with allies and adversaries, compromise over conflicts and navigate the parliamentary rules of procedure.

“All of our delegates did a wonderful job at the conference,” said Jennifer Schiff, WCU assistant professor of political science and public affairs.

WCU’s Egypt delegation earned recognition for a position paper and received honorable mention as one of the strongest delegations. Egypt delegation team members were Ashley Boaeuf, a sociology and international studies major from Gibsonville; Heather Britt, a political science and history major from Lexington; Nolan Cheap, a political science and international studies major from Biltmore Park; Ben Fulmer, a political science major from Charlotte; Kevin Grimes, who is studying political science, international studies, history and sociology, from Swansboro; Ellison Henry, a political science and international studies major from Liberty; Charity Jeffries, a political science major from Valdese; and Daniel Riddell, a political science major from Cullowhee.

Other WCU students who participated in the conference were Matthew Campbell, a political science major from Charlotte; Derrick Clayton, a political science major from Athens, Ga.; Tsanni Collier, a political science major from Winston-Salem; Charles Draeger, a political science and international studies major from Colfax; Ben Farmer, a political science and communication major from Raleigh; John Gunter, a communication major from Sanford; RaKim R. Lash I, a political science major from Greensboro; Trevor McKernie, a political science and international studies major from Raleigh; Ricky Moxley, a political science major from Welcome; Patrick Mulderig, a political science major from Edenton; Stephanie Oakey, a political science and international studies major from Andrews; Andrew Pridgen, a political science major from Holly Springs; Matthew Rains, a political science and international studies major from Waxhaw; Alindrea Rawlinson, a criminal justice major from Dallas; Chelsea Stemple, a political science major from Hickory; J’Sean Tyler, a psychology and international studies major from Augusta, Ga.; and Brian Volz, a management major from Granite Falls.


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