official release

Lynchburg College students won the Distinguished Delegation Award at the annual National Model United Nations April 17-April 21 in New York City.

Eighteen of the LC students represented the Republic of Iraq while two represented the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Two LC students, Linda Anderson ’13 and Nicholas Lequang ’14, were recognized for Outstanding Committee Work on the Committee on the Status of Women.

Their participation is part of a UN politics class at LC, taught by Dr. Sabita Manian, professor of political science and international relations. Along with a vigorous academic simulation, students also had a chance to attend a briefing session with the permanent mission of the Republic of Iraq.

More than 5,000 students from different colleges and universities around the world attend. Each school represents a different country and participates in written and face-to-face debates with other students, discussing regional conflicts and global issues.

Attempting to model the real work of the UN, the simulation gives students a chance to build skills in negotiation and deliberation through persuasive arguments and logical conflict resolutions.

Other LC students attending were: Natalie Armel ’11, Andrew Baldwin ’11, Zane Barrick ’12, Danielle Cox ’11, Amy Furr ’12, Casey Gilliam ’11, Zach Hughes ’12, Palmer Hurst ’11, Kaeun Rachael Lee, Anahi Martinez ’11, Aster Mengesha-Gubay ’12, Drew Nichols ’11, Jennifer Pernisi ’11, Casey Sawyer ’11, Nadia Sepahi-Ziyaeen ’13, David Warner ’12, Edgar Wharton ’12, and Darby Wheeler ’11.

Astu Mengesha – stay down blaze up

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