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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2016
Model United Nations Team Honored at UCLA Conference
The College of the Canyons Model United Nations Team attended a conference hosted by UCLA April 14 to 17 and came home as one of four colleges to be honored at the event, joining prestigious four-year institutions such as USC, Stanford and UC Berkeley.
Model United Nations is a fast-paced political strategy competition that places an emphasis on diplomacy and interactive problem solving. Through courses and competitions offered by the college’s political science department, students conduct research on relevant global issues, enhance their public speaking skills, and work to comprehend the essential goals of conflict resolution, all while simulating the work of the United Nations and its various agencies.
For the second time in the last four years, the college was awarded the Outstanding Large Delegation Award. In addition, eight team members won individual awards. They include:
Clark Wintle – Best Delegate
Sergio Partida and Raina Iqbal – Outstanding Delegation.
Jonathan Flores, Jack Schulze and Tim Smith – Honorable Mention
Younus Al-Bojermi and Dana Levine – Verbal Commendation
With several of the team’s veteran participants slated to graduate at semester’s end, the team is already scouting for new talent.
“If any students out there like being challenged – both personally and academically – please consider being part of the COC Model United Nations experience,” said Phil Gussin, team advisor and political science professor.