Published on March 28, 2016  

Four Samford students now know considerably more about Mauritius than the nation’s location, as they represented the country last week at the 2016 Model United Nations in New York.  Among the 5,000 students from 400 colleges and universities, the Samford delegation (Juliana Guzman, Marley Davis, Emily Praktish and Ella Oxley, along with advisor Dr. Serena Simoni) was awarded Honorable Mention status.  Following the conference, Marley Davis gave her own assessment of the most significant part of the experience:  “While we had time to explore New York City, what was more memorable was the connections we made with other national and international students.”    

 The world is better because of Samford’s engagement in understanding people from all nations.


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.