Continuing its winning streak at the 51st annual Midwest Model United Nations Competition in St. Louis, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Model United Nations team once again received more awards than any other university. UW Oshkosh students won two of five Outstanding Delegation Awards in the General Assembly, and one of three General Assembly Honorable Mentions, as well as five committee awards and five committee Honorable Mentions.
UW Oshkosh delegates also won the Delegates = Choice Awards, granted by vote of the participating students, in three of the four General Assembly committees.
UWO students represented six nations at the competition, which involved more than 700 students from 51 universities in thirteen states representing 79 nations. The competition was held from Feb. 16-19.
The UW Oshkosh delegations representing Peru and Mongolia received Outstanding Delegation Awards in the General Assembly while other UWO students representing Jordan received an Honorable Mention in the General Assembly. UW Oshkosh also represented Sweden, Mozambique and the Cote d’Ivoire at the 51st competition.
Kenneth J. Grieb, coordinator of international studies and faculty adviser to the Model United Nations Organization, noted, “UW Oshkosh students demonstrated the ability to accurately represent nations from all major regions of the world.
Delegates were judged on their knowledge of the issues, the accuracy of their representation of their nation’s foreign policy, their diplomatic and negotiating skills enabling them to build consensus support, and writing and speaking
Students who received Outstanding Delegate Awards included Austin R. Jones, Waukesha, representing Peru in the Political Committee; Katie C. Keelan, Wauwatosa, representing Mongolia in the Disarmament Committee; Timothy J. Suess, Oshkosh, representing Peru on the Economic and Financial Committee; Ross M. Bartelt, Franklin, representing Sweden in the Economic and Financial Committee; and Sarah M. Speigle, Cottage Grove, representing Mongolia in the Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian Committee.
Delegates’ Choice Awards were won by Jones; Anna C. Schlender, Kimberly, representing Peru in the Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee; and Kasey A. Erb, Marshall, representing Sweden in the Disarmament Committee.
UW Oshkosh students receiving Honorable Mentions in their committees were Rebecca R. Kemnitz, Wausau, representing Mozambique in the Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee; David G. Cottingham, Green Bay, representing Peru in the Disarmament Committee; David M. Litman, Fond du Lac, representing Mongolia in the Economic and Financial Committee; Allison M. Corbin, Merna, IL, representing Jordan in the Economic and Financial Committee; and Schlender.
The delegation of Peru, which received an Outstanding Delegation Award in the General Assembly, consisted of: Jones, head delegate; Cottingham; Suess; and Schlender.
Students representing Mongolia, which received an Outstanding Delegation Award in the General Assembly, were: Litman, head delegate; Keelan; Speigle; and Aaron T. Cook, Beaver Dam.
Students representing Jordan, which received an Honorable Mention in the General Assembly, were: Madeline J. Meis, Pittsville, head delegate; Corbin; Marni A. Hoest, Menasha; and Emily E. Berger, Oshkosh.
Students representing Sweden were: Erb, head delegate; Bartelt; Susan M. Asselin, Sheboygan Falls; and Victor O. Luk’yanov, Oshkosh.
Members of the delegation representing Mozambique were: Kemnitz, head delegate; Ryan A. Hackbarth, Oshkosh; Scott T. Ryman, Belvidere, IL; and Thomas E. Demailly, Orsay, France.
Members of the delegation of the Cote d’Ivoire included: Zachary L. Fritchel, West Bend, head delegate; and Jennifer R. Elkins, Sister Bay.
Kenneth J. Grieb, international studies program, submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.