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Model UN Delegation Nets Four Awards

December 6, 2007 - Collin College's Model United Nations are making a name for themselves around the nation . by acting in the interests of other countries.

During the American Model United Nations Conference in Chicago Nov. 17-20, the Collin College delegation - representing "Jordan" and "Saudi Arabia" - won four awards in competition against about 140 other universities and colleges and about 1,400 students.

The Collin College Model United Nations delegation competed at the America Model United Nations Conference in Chicago and won four awards. Photo provided by Collin College Model United Nations

The "Jordan" and "Saudi Arabia" delegations won Outstanding Delegation Position Paper awards.

Additionally, student Andrew Parsell, of Frisco, placed first in the General Assembly First Committee; and students Kay Treacher, of Prosper, and Candice Barnard, of Plano, placed first in the Economic and Social Council.

"My students were an unstoppable machine at the conference, razing well-known and less known colleges and universities with invariable finesse," Dr. Diedre Wendel, professor of political science and a Model UN sponsor, said. "No students have worked harder, no students deserve more accolades. No students have made me prouder than these 16."

Other competing colleges include the University of Iowa, the University of Michigan and Georgetown University.

For more information about the Collin College Model United Nations, contact Dr. Wendel at 972.377.1631 or e-mail

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