RVC Model U.N. team chosen as Outstanding Delegation

The Rock Valley College Model United Nations team
The Rock Valley College Model United Nations team

Staff Report

The Rock Valley College (RVC) Model United Nations (U.N.) team attended the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 31-Nov. 2. The RVC team was chosen as an Outstanding Delegation for the fourth year in a row and was one of just 11 schools recognized as an Outstanding Delegation.

Additionally, RVC students Matthew Peerboom and Zander Day received the peer-voted Outstanding Delegates in a Committee in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Anna Sisk and Victoria Shihadah’s position paper received the Outstanding Position Paper Award in the Security Council.

The NMUN Conference drew delegates from all over the world, as more than 800 college/university students participated in discussions of issues at the forefront of international relations. Among the institutions in attendance were Princeton University, University of Colorado at Boulder, The University of Tokyo, West Virginia University, Hunter College and Syracuse University. The conference included a crisis simulation in the Security Council and an expert briefing panel inside the United States Department of State. Delegates also heard from Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby as the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony.

The delegates from RVC represented China and included Kevin Ahlenius, Justin Brown, Max Burke, Zander Day, Abbie Furness, Madi Guzman, Spencer Haydary, Dennis Ho, Julia Mendes, Matthew Peerboom, Anna Sisk, Jonah Schwach, Victoria Shihadah, Stephanie Trejo, and advisers Dr. Martin Quirk and Professor Crystal Dinwiddie.

In January, the RVC Model U.N. team will participate in the McGill University Model U.N. in Montreal, Quebec Canada. RVC Model U.N. is supported by RVC and the RVC Foundation.

Learn more at http://www.nmun.org/nmun_dc.html.

Posted Nov. 12, 2014

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