TCC students and alumni host Model United Nations conference

March 1, 2018

Tallahassee, Fla. (March 1, 2018)—Current and former students of Tallahassee Community College hosted the 22nd Tallahassee Southern Model United Nations for high school and middle school students on February 16.

The conference, which was held at TCC’s Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education, attracted 221 students from 11 schools, including a school in Flagler County. Although most participants were high school students, younger students from Fairview Middle School, Maclay School and the School of Arts and Sciences also attended.

The following schools earned Outstanding Delegation awards: Flagler Palm Coast High School, Florida State University School, Lawton Chiles High School and James S. Rickards High School.

TSMUN logoThe conference was organized and run by volunteers from the nonprofit organization Tallahassee Southern Model United Nations, whose goal is to further the understanding of international affairs in middle and high school students.

That organization grew out of TCC’s highly successful Model United Nations team, and all the volunteers are either current TCC students or alumni. Faculty advisers for the team are Richard Murgo, dean of the Behavioral Social Sciences and Education Division, and Tom Waller, professor of sociology.

“Some of the behind-the-scene organizers have stayed involved for over 15 years,” said Murgo. “One of my former students has been helping with the conference for 22 years. They are all committed to the good work the conference does.”

The secretary-general for TSMUN XXII was TCC alum John Griffin, assisted by Nicholas Spanbugh, under secretary-general, and Hannah Cake, director general.

TSMUN leaders with big check from Wells FargoOne highlight of the conference was the presentation of a $500 donation from Wells Fargo, which has been a supporter of TSMUN for five years.

For information, contact Richard Murgo at murgor@tcc.fl.edu or (850) 201-8145.