The Community College of Aurora National Model United Nations team received Distinguished Delegation honors on March 22 in New York City at the National Model United Nations Conference – the highest honor that the delegation has ever earned.
CCA's Model United Nations delegations have previously earned an honorable mention award for the past three years before this year's honor, which is the second highest award a delegation can win. This year’s delegation was recognized from over 2,500 other students who participated in the competition from across the country and the world.
Dr. Bobby Pace, Dean of Academic Affairs for Concurrent Enrollment, developed CCA’s Model United Nations program, which includes more than 300 students on CCA’s campus, as well as a delegation that competes at the international conference in New York City. Fifteen students participated in the conference this year, representing the United Arab Emirates.
Besides Pace, Elizabeth Hirsh, Anthropology Faculty, and Stephanie Walsh, Concurrent Enrollment instructor, helped prepare the students for their work for NMUN and should also be congratulated.
Christina Sachi Nakata—Head Delegate
Kyle David Lawson – United Nations Environment Assembly
Anca Roxana Lutescu and Seridan Prince – Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Chris Blaylock – International Telecommunication Union
Carlos Neri – Human Rights Council
Adam Isaacs – General Assembly First Committee
Luigi Guadarrama and Josh Bock – General Assembly Second Committee
Shadia Sekeema and Austin Greene – General Assembly Third Committee
Julian Aranda and Steven Vanulle – General Assembly Fifth Committee
Sabrina Yusupova – Economic and Social Council Plenary
Adam Lemberg – Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia