UNC Charlotte Model United Nations continues to shine in regional and national competitions.
Recently, 53 Model U.N. delegates representing a multitude of colleges participated in the Southern Regional Model United Nations conference in Atlanta. The UNC Charlotte delegation won two of three Outstanding Delegation Awards, an Honorable Mention Delegation Award, a Position Paper Award and 17 Individual Delegate Awards. It was the most awards any UNC Charlotte Model U.N. team has ever garnered at a conference.
The team competed against 48 universities, including University of Florida, University of Alabama, Old Dominion University, Georgia State and Kennesaw State. In total, almost 700 student delegates participated.
The Southern Regional Model United Nations conference began in 1990 in Greenville, S.C., with the intention of being an exemplary learning experience for undergraduate college students interested in pursuing issues of international concern. The conference has grown and is now held in Atlanta.
In spring 2012, 16 UNC Charlotte members will participate in a Model Arab League regional and national conference to represent Palestine. Another group will participate in the Harvard World Model U.N. Conference scheduled for March in Vancouver, British Columbia. The University’s team fared extremely well at this competition held in Singapore.
The University’s Model U.N. team is led by students Andy Morimoto, president; Devin McRae, vice president/internal; Greg Raynor, vice president/external; and Clinton Anderson, treasurer. Cindy Combs, political science professor, is the faculty advisor.
Last summer, 11 Model U.N. team members traveled to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, where they spent eight days helping rebuild an orphanage that had been destroyed and working with children.