TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (May 22, 2014) –
Tallahassee Community College Model United Nations, an
internationally recognized academic team that participates in simulations of
the United Nations around the world, recently participated in the National Model
United Nations in New York City. The
conference hosted more than 350 colleges and universities from 149 countries that
brought 5,250 graduate and undergraduate students. TCC MUN returned with one of
the highest-level awards.
Students from TCC spent one week
debating and negotiating with students representing universities such as the
London School of Economics, American University at Cairo and Georgetown
University. Topics included a broad range of international politics, such as the
regulation of multinational corporations in free trade zones, human trafficking
and the environmental implications of sustainable development.
The team received a Distinguished
Delegation award for its representation of Israel.
The team was led by TCC students Katie
Lilly, James Sellars and Leopold Merrick. Faculty advisers are Tom Waller, professor
of sociology, and Richard Murgo, professor of political science. Murgo was also
elected president of the National Model United Nations Board of Directors.
This year was a particularly special
conference for the team, in that they were joined in New York by Jim Murdaugh,
TCC president, as well as Barbara Sloan, provost and vice president for
academic affairs. Both were impressed with the level and quality of work put
forth by the TCC team.
“The TCC MUN students represent some
of the brightest minds we have here at the College,” said Sloan. “I was deeply
impressed with their hard work, their leadership and their poise in the face of
stiff competition at the national conference. They represented themselves and
the College with distinction, and I was proud to be a part of the experience. Their
Distinguished Delegation recognition was certainly well deserved.”
in participating in TCC’s Model U.N. for the 2014-15 academic year should
contact Richard Murgo at (850) 201-8145 or Thomas Waller at (850) 201-8159.
Membership is open to all TCC students.