Westminster students win Model UN awards in St. Louis 

Westminster College Model United Nations team members wins award at Midwest Model UN in St. Louis

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fulton, Mo. –  The Center for Engaging the World in the Churchill Institute at Westminster College announced today that two students had won “Most Outstanding Delegation” awards at the 51st annual Midwest Model United Nations (MMUN) conference in St. Louis from February 16-19, 2011.

            Westminster College sophomore Brittney Regal (Las Vegas, NV) and freshman Abdullah Al-Hadeethi (Baghdad, Iraq) won the award representing Sudan in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) committee.

            The MMUN is the oldest Model UN competition in the United States and began in 1960.  It includes over 800 students from 40 colleges and universities.  It is one of the top global leadership and skill development programs in the United States.  It focuses on teamwork, international issues, critical thinking, interpersonal communication, and diplomatic skill-building.

            The Westminster Model UN team is coached by Professor Henry Landry.  Students take academic courses for credit toward their baccalaureate degrees in Model UN applications and issues and they participate in the college’s Model UN Club.  The 2011 Westminster Model UN team that participated in the MMUN in St. Louis included 15 students.  Westminster College sophomore Fitim Veliu (Pristina, Kosovo) served on the MMUN staff in St. Louis as well