Published on November 12, 2014
Members of Samford’s Model United Nations (MUN) team earned three awards at the National Model United Nations in Washington, D.C., Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Model United Nations is an authentic simulation of the U.N. General Assembly and other multilateral bodies.
Madison Schneider earned the Best Delegate Award
Michael Arthur, Marley Davis, Gina Harwell, Lauren Hunt, Gabi Kin and Emily Praktish earned the Distinguished Delegation Award for their representation of Azerbaijan.
Juliana Guzman, Emily Hancock, Josh Lay, Katie Peake and Madison Schneider earned the Honorable Mention Award for their representation of Romania.
Samford political science professor and MUN advisor Serena Simoni noted that the team competed against 80 schools from the U.S. and abroad.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.