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MODEL U.N. STUDENTS WIN TOP HONORS AT WORLD'S LARGEST CONFERENCE

The Old Dominion University Model United Nations team attended the Model United Nations Conference at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia earlier this month and took home two awards for outstanding performance.

Sixteen Old Dominion students participated in the conference, which is a simulation of the United Nations General Assembly and other committees. This is the world's largest U.N. simulation college conference. UPMUNC draws a variety of universities, from Harvard to Georgetown and the University of Virginia.

ODU represented Bolivia and Algeria at the various conference committees, where two ODU delegations received awards. Christopher Pearson and Joy Lee represented Algeria and received the Best Delegation award for the Social, Humanitarian and Culture Committee in the General Assembly. Pearson is a senior majoring in political science and Lee is pursuing a master's degree in international studies.

Freshman Matt Grizzle won an award for Outstanding Delegate, Bolivia on Organization of American States. UPMUNC 2005 was Matt's first participation in a university conference.

This article was posted on: November 21, 2005

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