Fla. (November 19, 2013) – Tallahassee
Community College Model United Nations (TCCMUN), an internationally recognized
academic team that participates in simulations of the United Nations around the
world, recently participated in the Model United Nations in Washington, D.C.
The conference hosted 72 colleges and universities that brought 531 students,
38 percent of whom were from outside the United States. TCCMUN returned with
the prestigious honorable delegation award.
The students debated
international politics and policy, discussing topics such as the regulation of
multinational corporations in free trade zones, the return and reintegration of
refugees, and the democratization of the United Nations’ structure. The
conference’s opening ceremonies were held in the U.S. Capitol, giving students
real hands-on political experience.
TCCMUN represented the
People's Republic of Bangladesh, led by head delegate Spencer Cokely. He was
joined by TCCMUN team president Katie Lilly and vice president James Sellers.
Other TCC students that were part of the delegation were veteran team member
Truitt Wilson and freshman Lindsay Baird, who was attending her first
TCCMUN will send a delegation
of 20 students to compete in the Southern Regional Model United Nations
Conference in Atlanta, November 21-24. Students interested in joining TCCMUN may
contact the team’s advisers, Richard Murgo at (850) 201-8145 or Thomas Waller
at (850) 201-8159.