FLORENCE – Francis Marion University’s Model United Nations delegation won a Distinguished Delegation Award at the 2012 National Model UN Conference held in New York City recently. FMU was one of 25 universities honored as a “Distinguished Delegation,” which is the second highest award given at the conference.
FMU’s delegation represented Seychelles at this year’s conference. This is the third award the team has received since it began six years ago.
The 2012 delegation members are: Jacob Byrd of Mullins; Jonathan Cowan of Florence: Casey Durham of Waldorf, Md.; Kiley Lockamy of Little Rock; Nancy Reading of Sumter; and Dana Wright of Florence.
The faculty advisors are Dr. Scott Kaufman, history professor and co-director of the McNair Center and Dr. David White, chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography.
The National Model United Nations Conference in New York City is the world’s largest and most prestigious conference of its kind. It brings together nearly 5,000 students from around the world for a week of simulating the caucusing, resolution writing and negotiating of the actual United Nations.