Eleven members of the UCA Model UN student organization, representing the countries of Egypt, Ireland, and Japan, participated in the 57th annual Midwest Model United Nations (MMUN) Conference at the Sheraton Westport Chalet in St. Louis, Missouri on February 22-25, 2017. Dr. Mark Elrod, Visiting Assistant Professor, and Mr. Tyler Bittle, Admissions Counselor in the UCA Admissions Office, served as co-advisers for the delegations.
The UCA delegates included Ramatou Souleyboubacar (Egypt, 1st Committee), Spencer Burton (Egypt, 2nd Committee), Michelle Moore (Egypt, 3rd Committee), Danielle Casey (Egypt, 4th Committee), Carolyn Casey (Egypt, UN High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR), Jean Francois Adoupo (Egypt, Security Council-North), Alex Battaglia (Japan, Security Council-North), Quade Reed (Ireland, 3rd Committee), Ikina Kanu (Ireland, 4th Committee), Erin Whitfield (Ireland, Economic & Social Council-ECOSOC), and France Galloh (Ireland, World Food Programme-WFP).
During the Closing Session on February 25th, Alex Battaglia was presented the “Outstanding Delegate” and “Delegates Choice” awards for Security Council-North. The delegation of Ireland, represented by Erin Whitfield and France Galloh, was presented one of two “Outstanding Delegation” awards for Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) Plenary Session. Carolyn Casey, representing Egypt in the UNHCR, was presented the “Best Position Paper-Honorable Mention” award for that committee.
(l to r): Mr. Tyler Bittle (co-adviser), Ramatou Souleyboubacar, Spencer Burton, Michelle Moore, Alex Battaglia, Erin Whitfield, Jean Francois Adoupo, Quade Reed, Danielle Casey, France Galloh, Carolyn Casey, Ikina Kanu, and Dr. Mark Elrod (co-adviser).