Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-10-31

Samford's Model United Nations team of six students earned the Honorable Mention award in competition with 80 universities from around the world at the 2011 National Model United Nations held in Washington, D.C. Oct. 21-23.

Head Samford delegate Devon Arnold and delegates Gabriella Cappo, Samantha McFarland, Mary Evelyn Todd, Thomas Espy and Andrew Mays were recognized at the closing ceremony for their performance in representing the Republic of Portugal.

Highlights of the trip included the opportunity to hear Ambassador Sally Shelton-Colby, Former Deputy Secretary General for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as Helen Lowman, the Peace Corps’ Regional Director for Europe, Mediterranean, and Asia.

"As a new faculty member at Samford University I want to stress how impressed I was by the seriousness and the competence of our students’ participation," said Model UN advisor Serena Simoni, who joined the university's Political Science faculty this fall. "I believe that programs like this strongly contribute to the preparation of our students who will soon enter an increasingly competitive job market".



About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.