ALMA COLLEGE: National Model UN Winning Streak Extends to 23 Years


Alma College issued the following announcement on April 1.

Alma College has now won 45 “outstanding delegation” awards — more than any college or university in the 92-year history of the conference.

The winning streak continues. For the 23rd consecutive year, Alma College students captured the highest awards at the National Model United Nations Conference.

Competing March 24-28 in New York City, Alma College teams representing the countries of Djibouti, Egypt and Jamaica each received “outstanding delegation” recognition, the highest award at the conference.

Alma College has now won 45 “outstanding delegation” awards — more than any college or university in the 92-year history of the conference, which began as the Model League of Nations.

“No other school has ever received three ‘outstanding delegation’ awards at a single national conference, and we have done it four times,” says Derick Hulme, Alma’s Model UN faculty advisor. “It was an historic performance by our students.

“Our team was led by an extremely talented and committed group of veteran students who were joined by an enthusiastic and energetic group of first-year students,” says Hulme. “This year’s team also was our most international — we had two exchange students from Russia, one from China and five students from India.”

The national conference in New York is the largest and most prestigious collegiate Model UN competition in the world, with more than 5,500 students representing 250 colleges and universities from 151 countries on five continents.

Model UN simulates actual UN bodies addressing the most diverse range of current international issues. Teams of college students take on identities of countries, and delegates from each country meet in committee to propose, discuss and debate topics. Once resolutions are completed in committee, they are presented to the Model UN replication of the UN General Assembly to be further debated before the assembly votes on resolutions.

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