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April 18, 2017

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
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Students from The University of Texas at Tyler Model United Nations Program were recognized at this year's Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In recognition of their excellence in the conference, The University of Texas at Tyler delegation, representing Bosnia and Herzegovina, received the "Outstanding Delegation Award."

This distinction is presented to the top delegations and based on continually remaining "in character," teamwork, leadership, speaking and negotiating abilities, knowledge of the issues and proper usage of the procedure rules.
Students honored were head delegate Caleb Morrison of Whitehouse, Clara Souza of Katy, Jorge Plata of Houston, Zachary Lewis of Friendswood and Melissa Ford of Cochabamba, Bolivia.

This year more than 500 students from colleges around the southern region of the United States were in attendance – the largest conference yet. In addition, two delegates were recognized with individual awards. Souza and Ford both were recognized with their own "Outstanding Delegation Award" for their exemplary work during conference within the UNICEF-Executive Board Committee.

Delegates also received superlative awards in which their peers nominated their fellow delegates. Souza and Ford received the superlative award for "Best Band-Aids" for their preparedness for wearing business professional shoes throughout the conference. Morrison received a personal superlative recognizing his attire throughout the conference with the superlative award for "Best Business Socks."

The University of Texas at Tyler alumnus and current graduate student Prix Berry also served as director of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development. This was Berry's second conference as a SRMUN staff member.

Berry previously served as the assistant director for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at SRMUN Charlotte 2016. Berry holds a master's degree in political science from The University of Texas at Tyler and is currently working as a business operations analyst in the telecommunications field while seeking a second master's in business management at the university. Berry, Morrison, Ford and Plata are among students who will represent The University of Texas at Tyler at the 2017 National Model United Nations Conference.

The University of Texas at Tyler has continuously sent delegations to NMUN-NY and others throughout the United States and world since 2006, when department chair Dr. Marcus Stadelmann began the program.

The university is currently recruiting for the 2017-18 academic year. For more information, contact program coordinator Rebecca Jackson McElyea, rjackson@uttyler.edu or visit uttyler.edu/politicalscience/mun/index.php.

One of the 14 campuses of the UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler features excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at The University of Texas at Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 10,000 high-ability students. The University of Texas at Tyler offers courses at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine as well as a location in Houston.

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