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UT Tyler Model UN Program Awarded Top Honors at Regional Conference

November 30, 2012

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Students from The University of Texas at Tyler were awarded top honors at this year’s Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference in Atlanta, Ga., Dr. Marcus Stadelmann, Department of Political Science and History chair, announced.

The UT Tyler delegation, representing France, received the “Outstanding Position Papers” award in recognition of superior preparation and research.

Delegation members were Alisa Cerney of China Spring, Darby Capps of Kilgore, Bradley Pennington of Arlington, Joanie Brown of Conrad, Mont. and Steven Franks of Tyler.

Franks was also awarded “Outstanding Delegate” in the International Atomic Energy for his leadership and collaboration efforts in committee.

The three-day conference brought together more than 700 students from more than 45 schools to address topics of importance to the international community. Throughout the conference proceedings, the UT Tyler delegates had the opportunity to hone their leadership, speaking, writing and negotiation skills.

Established in 2006, the award-winning Model United Nations Program at UT Tyler introduces students to international diplomacy and the structures and mandates of the United Nations in a simulation setting.

For more information, contact Dr. Rachel Bzostek, program director, 903.566.7410 or rbzostek@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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