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SHUNA Wins in Virginia
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Vics WinnersThe Seton Hall United Nations Association (SHUNA) recently competed at the Virginia International Crisis Simulation (VICS) Model United Nations Conference at the University of Virginia.

Twelve students from the Seton Hall Model UN team joined the competition with students from schoold including the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University. The team came home with a total of six awards. Among their achievements were recognition for best delegate, Cynthia Sularz, verbal commendations for Sean Zimmerman and Daniel Garay, and honorable mentions for Gabriela Tavares, Ryan Sullivan and Angelo Piro.

In preparation for the VICS competition, the team held weekly training and strategizing sessions.

On the team’s recent experience at UVA, SHUNA President Sean Zimmerman, ‘15 said, "I could not be more proud of the efforts that SHUNA put forward at the University of Virginia this year. Along with half of our team coming home with acclamations, our vice-president, Cynthia Sularz led from the front and won her committee of the Munich Massacre 1974. We would not have been in this position without the experienced guidance of our Training Coordinator, Conor McDonough, who, unfortunately, is a graduating senior. I am sure that new leaders of SHUNA will step up in the fall and I am extremely excited to see what next year entails for SHUNA, as we can only get better from here!”

The 40 member Seton Hall Model UN team is ranked among the top 75 teams nationally by Best Delegate, the authority on U.S. Model United Nations. During the year, the team also competed at Georgetown University in the National Collegiate Security Conference, and at the University of Pennsylvania in the UPenn Model United Nations Conference. With further practice and strategizing, the team hopes to move into the ranks of the top 50 Model UN teams in the country.

SHUNA, Seton Hall’s award-winning United Nations Association, is an organization of students interested in international affairs issues such as human rights, sustainable development, international trade and finance, peace and security, and many others. The team takes part in several national and international Model UN conferences throughout the year. In working to promote dialogue at the global level, they engage in simulations with other students from across the country and throughout the world to develop problem-solving skills and in preparation of being the future leaders of the world.

For more information please contact:
Gwen Debenedetto
(973) 275-2562


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