Ark. (December 3, 2019) — Hendrix
College’s Model UN team earned one of five “Overall Best Delegation” awards while
representing Austria at this year’s American Model United Nations (AMUN)
Conference, held Nov. 23-26 in Chicago. The team brought home the same honor
last year, when they represented Italy. In addition to this year’s overall win,
seven Hendrix students received individual Outstanding Delegation Awards for
their work in committee simulations:
Haley ’21 and Grace Wiggins ’21 for the General Assembly Third Committee;
Kelley ’21 and Anthony Bennett ’20 for the World Conference on Youth;
Allen ’22 and Charlie McMahon ’21 for the Commission on Crime Prevention and
Hoopchuk ’20 for the Historical Commission of Inquiry on Assassinations.
student participants and their roles included:
Hayes ’20 and Austin Jared ’20 (General Assembly Plenary simulation);
Miller ’21 and Violet Pirtle ’20 (General Assembly First Committee –
Disarmament & International Security simulation);
McGhee ’22 and Jasmine Zandi ’20 (General Assembly Second Committee – Economic
and Financial Affairs simulation);
Anderson ’20 (Justice on the International Court of Justice simulation);
Brya ’20 served as the delegation’s Permanent Representative, in charge of
strategy and logistics for the delegation as a whole at AMUN.
2019 included 77 colleges and universities, which sent more than 1,100 students
to represent 113 UN Member States and Observers.
team this year was very well prepared for AMUN, especially with respect to
their conference strategy and knowledge of AMUN’s rules and procedures,” said
politics and international relations professor Dr. Daniel J. Whelan, who
coached the team. “I was enormously pleased that for the first time since we formalized
the program in 2008, we broke through the ‘four award’ barrier – and that we
won an Overall Best Delegation award for the second year in a row. Hendrix
should be very proud of these students’ accomplishments.”
to support the Model UN team’s preparation, competition, and travel were provided
through Whelan’s Dr. Brad P. Baltz and Rev. William B. Smith Odyssey Professorship.
Each Odyssey Professorship carries an endowment to support faculty projects
that create new engaged learning opportunities for students, such as
internships, service projects, and undergraduate research, as well as professional
development opportunities for the professors receiving them.
A private liberal arts
college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as
one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That
Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and
rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous
college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been
affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit www.hendrix.edu.