The 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.
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