(January 15, 2014) – Tallahassee Community College Model United Nations
(TCCMUN), an internationally recognized academic team that participates in
simulations of the United Nations around the world, recently walked away with
top honors at the Southern Regional Model United Nations conference in Atlanta,
hosted 44 colleges and universities and brought more than 500 students together
to discuss international issues such as prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS,
expanding access to fresh water and reforming energy policy to confront climate
change. These discussions occurred in simulated United Nations committee
sessions, where delegates worked to come to consensus and pass resolutions to
confront these real-world challenges.
consisted of 18 students representing two countries, Bangladesh and Iraq. The
TCC students representing Bangladesh were one of only four groups recognized
with an Outstanding Delegation award, the highest award presented at the
conference. Meanwhile, the TCC students representing Iraq were one of only five
groups to receive a Distinguished Delegation award, the second-highest level of
recognition. TCC’s Model United Nations delegations were the only delegations
from a two-year college recognized with such top-level awards. One TCC student,
Virginia King, was awarded a distinguished delegate award for her participation
in her committee.
TCC’s MUN team is
led by President Katie Lilly and Vice-President James Sellers. The head
delegate of TCC’s Bangladeshi delegation was Truitt Wilson, and head delegate
of the Iraqi delegation was Dustin Rost. These students, along with the rest of
the TCC team, are looking forward in February to hosting Tallahassee Southern
Model United Nations XVIII, the annual conference for the region’s high-school
and middle-school students, as well as going to the National Model United
Nations conference in New York City in April. There, they will represent the
country of Israel.
in joining TCCMUN may contact the team’s advisers, Richard Murgo at (850)
201-8145 or Thomas Waller at (850) 201-8159.