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Hendrix Brings Home Honors from 2017 American Model UN

CONWAY, Ark. (November 29, 2017) – Five Hendrix students were recognized for their outstanding work at the 2017 American Model United Nations Conference, held November 18-21 in Chicago. The students represented Indonesia.

Outstanding Delegation Awards went to:

  • David Flora ’19, for the World Summit on the Information +10 Review Conference
  • Jacob Neeley ’18 and Sara Hoopchuk ’20, for the General Council of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)
  • Madyson Haskins ’18 and Graydon Carter ’19, for the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Other student participants, and the simulations they were on, included:

  • Alex Tiller ’19 and Elliot Anderson ’20 (General Assembly Plenary)
  • Max Hancock ’19 and Bailey Brya ’20 (General Assembly First Committee – Disarmament & International Security)
  • John Tate ’19 and Sparrow Richards ’18 (General Assembly Second Committee – Economic and Financial Affairs)
  • Hayden May ’19 and Jordan Borst ’19 (General Assembly Third Committee – Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs)
  • Meredith Warren ’19 and Cordell Campbell ’19 (Committee of Experts on Public Administration)
  • Drew Coker ’19 (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons)
  • Will Berry ’18 (International Press Delegation)
  • Sarah Logan ’18 served as the delegation’s Permanent Representative, in charge of strategy and logistics for the delegation as a whole at AMUN.

In addition, two Hendrix students who previously participated in Model UN – Alec Harris ’18 and Christina Glasschroeder ’18 – served as volunteers on the AMUN staff for a second year.

“In my nine years of teaching Model UN, this was honestly the most remarkable delegation Hendrix has ever fielded,” said Dr. Daniel Whelan, who chairs the Department of Politics & International Relations at Hendrix. “From their research on the issues and Indonesia’s positions, their keen resolution drafting, their outstanding floor speeches, and their command of AMUN’s rules of procedure, this group of talented students impressed me throughout the semester and especially at the Conference.”

Ninety-eight colleges and universities sent well over 1,500 students to represent 148 UN Member States and Observers at AMUN 2017 – their largest conference in many years. “While the number of students was up slightly, the number of represented delegations was larger than last year,” Whelan remarked. “Awards don’t go to individuals – they go to delegations, which made the awards process that much more competitive. Even in that environment, all of our students were at the top of their game – well prepared, highly engaged, and remarkably professional. Hendrix can be very proud of all of them.” 

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