TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 19, 2014) – An organization that supports
Tallahassee Community College’s Model United Nations team received a $1,000
grant from a local Wells Fargo bank branch.
Tallahassee Southern Model United Nations, a group comprised of
TCC Model United Nations alumni, collected the Community Connection Grant Thursday, May 8,
from Wells Fargo’s North Monroe Street branch. The group was chosen to receive
the award by Big Bend District Manager Wendy Parrish.
“We are pleased to announce that this upcoming school year, TSMUN will
be able to provide scholarships for students to attend Tallahassee Community
College,” said Bugra Demirel, president of the TSMUN board of directors.
Demirel joined fellow difference-makers from the community at Aloft
Tallahassee Downtown for a celebratory breakfast to share the work TSMUN does
to raise awareness of global issues. He added that the organization is eager to
begin their relationship with Wells Fargo as a community partner.
TSMUN supports current TCC Model U.N. students in hosting an educational
conference for middle and high school students in the region. In addition,
TSMUN brings speakers to the Tallahassee area to discuss matters of international
“For close to two decades, TSMUN has been teaching the middle and high
school students of our area about global concerns and how to join together to
solve them,” said Demirel.
Every year, Wells Fargo allows each of its branch locations to vote on a
charity or school of their choice to offer a Community Connection Grant.
For information, contact Richard Murgo, Model U.N. faculty adviser, at
(850) 414-2849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.