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Model United Nations Delegation Earn Wordly Honors

MODEL UNITED NATIONS DELEGATION EARN WORLDLY HONORS

December 2, 2004 – A Model United Nations delegation represented Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) – and Canada – well during the Invitational Model United Nations in Washington, D.C. Nov. 10-13.

In its first year of existence, the CCCCD group, which was “Canada” during the sessions, participated in six of seven of the committees and won five “Outstanding Delegation” awards for their work in those committees. They also were one of three schools awarded the “Outstanding Delegation” honor for the entire session.

The CCCCD students researched and prepared for six weeks leading up to the invitational by studying Canada’s stance on topics such as nuclear proliferation, trade, human rights and the environment. Advisors were professors Didi Wendel and Hope Williams.

CCCCD competed against 35 other universities and colleges, including Southern Methodist University, De La Salle University, Texas Christian University, Manhattan College, University of Texas – Dallas and five international delegations. Wendel said Model United Nations fosters skill development in negotiation, critical and strategic thinking, conflict resolution, communication, teamwork, research, writing, and preparation; provides hands-on educational experience; and gives the students a global point of view on issues.

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