Accolade: Model United Nations earns five awards

April 21, 2017

Team members and advisersTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (April 21, 2017)—Sixteen students from Tallahassee Community College recently attended the National Model United Nations in New York City, the oldest and largest intercollegiate Model United Nations conference in the world. More than 5,800 students from 44 countries convened in New York to participate in the simulation April 9–15.

The TCC delegation earned an Honorable Delegation award, given for the level of research knowledge, quality of papers submitted before the conference and speaking ability. The team also earned three Position Paper Awards, which are based solely on their research presented before going to the conference. The TCC students were also selected by their peers for a Best Delegation in Committee Award. They were competing with universities from around the world, such as the London School of Economics, McGill University and the University of Hohenheim.

The team was led by John Griffin, president, and Nicholas Spaunburgh, vice president. Faculty advisers are Thomas Waller and Richard Murgo. Membership is open to all TCC students.