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Model UN Delegation Brings Home Seventh Consecutive Outstanding Delegation Award

Georgia Southern University’s Model United Nations delegation was named the Outstanding Delegation at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in New York.

The Georgia Southern delegation represented the Republic of Chad, a landlocked country in Central Africa, in its 46th consecutive year participating at NMUN and also was recognized for Outstanding Position Paper Writing.

Individual students also received awards for Outstanding Position Papers. Charles Arvey, Hannah Funk, Taylor Endres, Logan Crosby, Jacob Turner, and Neha Aggarwal received the award for papers in the General Assembly; Kellie O’Boyle and Conner Kenney in the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development; Errol Spence and Jessica Forsee in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization; and Victoria Riggs and Colleen Keeney in the United Nations Human Settlements Program.

Georgia Southern also had two Outstanding Delegates from General Assembly 1 in Arvey and Funk.

“The Georgia Southern delegation was assembled in October and spent the last six months learning the policies of the country of Chad and how these policies relate to issues such as the environment, refugees, nuclear weapons, sustainable development, and many other topical global issues.  I am extremely proud of the hard work, dedication, and perseverance that our students demonstrated in carrying on the outstanding traditions that have been established by the Model United Nations program,” Barry Balleck, Ph.D., delegation advisor said.

Georgia Southern has received the Outstanding Delegation award seven consecutive years, and it’s their ninth such award in the last ten years.

The Georgia Southern delegation included Neha Aggarwal, Melissa Ambrose, Charles Arvey, Jacob Bearden, Isabella Bueso, Logan Crosby, Taylor Endres, Jessica Forsee, Hannah Funk, Colleen Keeney, Conner Keeney, Emily Krout, Anu Morton, Kellie O’Boyle, Victoria Riggs, Chance Shelton, Errol Spence, Jacob Turner, and Nicholas Williams and were advised by Barry Balleck, Ph.D., and Shareen Clement.

The NMUN Conference is the largest Model UN competition in the world and features over 150 schools and more than 3,000 delegates from five continents.

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