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Hendrix Students Attend American Model UN Conference

Model UN 2013

CONWAY, Ark. (November 27, 2013) – Nearly 30 Hendrix students participated in the American Model UN Conference this month in Chicago.

Nigel Halliday, a junior from Gibsonia, Penn., and Janie Sanford, a sophomore from Hendersonville, Tenn., won an outstanding delegation award for their representation of Kenya on the Committee on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. 

The Hendrix student group includes:

  • Brett Asher, a freshman from Tulsa, Okla.
  • Anne Boyer, a junior from Bronx, N.Y.
  • James Carey, a junior from Petaluma, Calif.
  • Morgan Carrico, a freshman from Owensboro, Ky.
  • Zach Chastain, a sophomore from North Little Rock, Ark.
  • Lila Coco, a junior from Houston, Texas
  • Cece Collins, a junior from Austin, Texas
  • Daniel Durbin, a senior from Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Cody Elozory, a sophomore from Tampa, Fla.
  • Mustafa Filat, a freshman from Little Rock, Ark.
  • Samantha Green, a freshman from Durham, N.C.
  • Nigel Halliday, a junior from Gibsonia, Penn.
  • David Harris, a sophomore from Many, La.
  • Brian Hicks, a sophomore from Piperton, Tenn.
  • Matthias Maier, a freshman international student
  • Lena Marks, a freshman international student
  • Elvis Maung, a freshman international student
  • Dillan Rice,a junior from Carlsbad, Calif.
  • Janie Sanford, a sophomore from Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • Graham Senor, a junior from Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Anna Smith, a senior from Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Mimi Spjut, a sophomore from Cypress, Texas
  • Sam Spjut, a sophomore from Cypress, Texas
  • Kay Beth Tyson, a freshman from Lipscomb, Texas
  • Will Wortham, a sophomore from Madison, Wisc.
  • Hangyul Yu, a freshman international student

The students were accompanied by Hendrix politics and international relations professor Dr. Daniel J. Whelan.

“This was Hendrix's largest group of students at a Model UN Conference (27), and nearly all of them were first-time Model UN participants,” said Whelan. “I was extremely proud of all the great work that all of our students did at the conference.”

“We were very lucky to have been the third school pulled in the lottery for next year's country assignments, and so we will be representing the Russian Federation in 2014,” Whelan added. “As I expect a good number of this year's group to come back as mentors next year, I anticipate putting together another outstanding team.”

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit