November 20, 2007
07-168

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

VSU Model UN Awarded at Southern Regional Competition

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University’s Model UN team excelled at the Southern Regional Model United Nations competition held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15-17, in Atlanta.

VSU students represented the United States and Azerbaijan as they competed against 75 teams and almost 700 students. Exceptional performances earned VSU a Distinguished Delegation Award, which placed them in the top 10 percent. The 18-member team also captured one of five awards for Best Position Paper.

"These students dedicated many hours of work to prepare for the conference and they represented VSU extremely well,” Carol Glen, said.

She said special recognition should be given to Sabrina White, the President of VSU Model UN, who received the Best Delegate Award for her work on the Security Council committee.

“Sabrina not only led the team to this impressive success, she also received a Best Delegate Award in her own right,” Glen said. “She accurately represented the foreign policy positions of the United States on the Security Council, which is the most challenging committee at the conference."

The VSU chapter was established 20 years ago to give students the opportunity to imagine new solutions to existing world problems. Model UN team members participate each year in the Southern Region Model UN conference in Atlanta and the National Model UN conference in New York. The Model UN program is open to all VSU students regardless of major or experience.

For more information contact Dr. Carol Glen, associate professor of Political Science and advisor of VSU's Model UN team, at 229-333-5771 or visit http://teach.valdosta.edu/modelun .