McMurry University Model UN Wins International Awards

  Gary Ellison
  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 9:18 AM
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Abilene, TX

The McMurry University Model UN team won two awards at the National Model UN-Rome conference over the Thanksgiving holiday week. The students, representing Argentina, won the Distinguished Delegation Award, and Salome Block and Matthew Brown won the Best Position Paper Award in the General Assembly Plenary.

The student team consisted of Douglas Alldredge (Political Science), Salome Block (English), Matthew Brown (Political Science), Kirk Hodel (Physics), Kim Martinez (Business), and Keith Wagner (Political Science).

“We were able to meet and make friends with students from all over the world who were attending the conference,” said Martinez, who represented the group in the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). “We also visited with several officials from the United Nations and got the chance to experience the culture of Italy.”

“While the students had some difficulty finding a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, these awards presented on that day during closing ceremonies, nevertheless engendered a festive, Italian-style celebration,” said Dr. Tina Bertrand, professor of political science and sponsor for McMurry Model UN.

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Pictured are Keith Wagner (Head Delegate), Matt Brown, and Kim Martinez reacting to their win. In addition, Keith won the conference-wide, informal vote for “Coolest MUNer on the Planet,” in large part due to his gentlemanly demeanor…and his Mohawk

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