Delegation represents Milligan at Model United Nations conference

Milligan College’s delegation to the Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference included (standing left to right): Ian Burt, Jeff Preptit, Kendall Wash, Elise King, Colin Blowers, Stephen Joiner and Carlton Tugman; (front row) Dr. Amy Edmonds.

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Nov. 20, 2012) — Seven students represented Milligan College during the Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference (SRMUN) in Atlanta, Nov. 15-17.

The team, under the leadership of Dr. Amy Edmonds, assistant professor of political science, negotiated and debated important international issues with more than 650 students representing more than 50 colleges and universities.

Two Milligan students—sophomore Jeff Preptit, a political science major from Bristol, Tenn., and junior Elise King, a public relations major from Midlothian, Va.—were recognized as Outstanding Delegates at the General Assembly.

“I can say that we truly enjoyed this experience and it was a huge learning process for us both,” said King. “We were elated to receive this award because it was the first time we competed in Model UN.”

The other Milligan delegates included seniors Colin Blowers and Kendall Wash, both from Elizabethton, Tenn.; senior Stephen Joiner and freshman Carlton Tugman of Mountain City, Tenn.; and Ian Burt, a junior from Reva, Va.

“Attending SRMUN allowed Milligan College students to experience what it would be like to serve as an international diplomat and learn about important issues like peace and security, nuclear energy and access to food,” Edmonds said. “I am extremely proud of our students, all of whom were new to Model UN, for putting in many hours of researching and preparing to represent Milligan College as a delegation from Lebanon.”

The SRMUN Conference is a non-profit organization that hosts two annual Model United Nations conferences for college students. The conference was inaugurated in 1990 in Greenville, S.C., with the intention of being an exemplary learning experience for undergraduate college students interested in pursuing issues of international concern.

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Posted by on November 20, 2012.