May 7, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 7, 2018) — Fourteen students from Tallahassee Community College recently traveled to New York City to attend the National Model United Nations, the oldest and largest intercollegiate MUN conference in the world. They joined nearly 6,000 students coming from 50 different countries in New York to participate in the simulation March 25 – 29. The students met to discuss important issues facing the international community, endeavoring to overcome the obstacles diplomats face when addressing them.
TCC’s students, representing the U.N. delegation from Ireland, won five awards. The delegation from TCC earned an Honorable Delegation Award for their overall team effort in representing and speaking for Ireland in various committees, along with four Position Paper Awards, which are based on the research and written positions submitted prior to the conference.
While most other colleges and universities provide college credit, TCC MUN students research, practice and participate for more intangible academic, professional and personal benefits
The team was led by their president, Monica Garcia Vega, and vice president, Roman Ramos. Team members include Dax Aucutt, Darrien Dahunsi, Tierra Donnell, Dixie Johnston, Jeremy Jones, Brenda Jones, Linedjie Joseph, Brendan Leverenz, Taylor Mackin, Ramlah Mahboob, Marisa Rossetti and Aidan Tozer. Faculty advisers are Thomas Waller and Richard Murgo.