Fifty students from Kennesaw State University's Model United Nations (KSU MUN) and Model Arab League (KSU MAL) competed for three days at the 21st Southern Regional Model UN Conference (SRMUN), November 18-20, 2010. KSU won delegation awards representing Columbia (chaired by Doug Comin) and South Africa (chaired by Heather Hendon Sigley). Three Kennesaw State students were selected as the outstanding delegates in their committees. Chris Jackson was the outstanding delegate in the prestigious Security Council, Geraldine Galue won in the Commission on Narcotics, and MAL team rookie Dnima Diop was truly amazing in the League of Arab States as she represented Qatar. Victoria Vaught and Marshall Watson did amazing jobs as the two team captains.
Ninety percent of the schools KSU competes against run their programs through a credited course. So it is all the more amazing that KSU students win as an extracurricular club who prepare entirely on their own. Dean Vengroff was especially pleased with the results by stating "Congratulations to Ms. Morrisson and all the KSU students who participated. Once again together you have delivered an outstanding performance".
MAL Arab League will continue competition at the regional conference and the national conference in DC in the spring. MUN plan to attend the AIMUN in Beijing in March, 2011. Ms. Linda Morrisson is the faculty advisor to both teams.
Posted: November 23, 2010