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.



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.