The weekend before last, Dr. Serena Simoni of our political science department accompanied six students to the 2011 National Model United Nations held in Washington, D.C., joining representatives from eighty universities from around the world. The Samford team was selected to receive the ‘Honorable Mention’ award, no small accomplishment given the intense competition. Head 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. Dr. Simoni adds, “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. I felt proud of them and very happy to be their Model UN Advisor. I believe that programs like this strongly contribute to the preparation of our students who will soon enter an increasingly competitive world.”
The world is better because of Samford’s engagement with global issues.