April 23, 2014


JAMESTOWN - The Guilford Technical Community College Model United Nations Club received the Outstanding Delegation Award for representing the Czech Republic at the Southern Regional Model United Nations (SRMUN) conference April 10-12 in Charlotte, N.C. The award is the SRMUN's top overall delegation award and is only given to the top three delegations at the conference. Fifty-seven delegations competed in the conference. GTCC finished in the top 3.

In addition, the following GTCC students received individual honors:


•    Leigh Jones of Greensboro and Zacchary Riddle of Greensboro received the Outstanding Delegate Award for their performance in the General Assembly 1st Committee. This award was given to only four delegations out of the 57 represented in the General Assembly 1st Committee.



•  Tam Tran of Greensboro and Austin Hanna of Raleigh, N.C. received the Outstanding Delegate Award for their work in the United Nations Population Fund, which is given to the top four delegates out of the 29 delegates in the committee.


The GTCC Model UN participants are: Anthony Ross, Austin Hanna, Todd Pickett, Tam Tran, Leigh Jones, Zacchary Riddle, Benjamin Long and Bilal Shah. Matthew DeSantis is the club's academic advisor and an assistant professor of political science at GTCC. The club's participation in the SRMUN was made possible with support from the GTCC Foundation.

The competition featured 28 educational institutions representing 57 delegations. Some of the participating colleges and universities included Indiana University, North Carolina State University, University of Kansas, UNC-Charlotte, Western Carolina University, UNC-Asheville, Valencia College and Winthrop University.

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- Carla Kucinski/GTCC