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UT Tyler Model United Nations Delegation Recognized

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April 26, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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April 26, 2013

Four students from The University of Texas at Tyler were recognized at the 2013 Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference in Charlotte, N.C., Dr. Marcus Stadelmann, Departments of Political Science and History chair, announced.

Representing France, UT Tyler delegates Amber Belin of Kilgore, Rebecca Jackson of Big Sandy, Angelie Reyes of Dallas and Sherdil Sehgal of Faisalabad, Pakistan received the “Outstanding Position Papers” award for superior preparation and research.

They also received an “Honorable Mention” delegation award. This award recognizes delegations for their leadership and collaboration efforts in the various committees simulated at the conference.

The three-day conference brought together more than 300 students from more than 20 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 UT Tyler Model United Nations Program was designed to introduce students to international diplomacy and the structures and mandates of the United Nations in a simulation setting.

For more information, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/politicalscience/mun/index.php or 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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