FIU’s nationally ranked Model UN team has received another top distinction – being named Best Large Delegation during the highly competitive Boston Area Model United Nations Conference (BarMUN) hosted by Boston University.
“This is the first time FIU has ever won a Best Large Delegation award when competing head-to-head against the other top five schools,’’ said Program Director Kristen Nyman. “With the talent and tenacity this team has displayed, I am very confident that there are many more victories like this in FIU's future.”
In a competition of about 30 schools - including several Ivy League universities like Princeton and Brown - FIU received more points than any other delegation, Nyman said. FIU MUN is currently ranked fourth in North America, behind the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University and Harvard.
“This was a great first step to show the country that we're coming for number one!” said Kevin Markowski, FIU MUN’s student assistant program director, who received a 1st place award for Best Delegate. “I am so proud of our head delegates for leading this team by example.”
Other students who attended and their respective awards included:
Kevin Markowski, Best Delegate (1st place)
Michelle Rosario, Best Delegate (1st place)
Syed Adnan, Verbal Commendation (4th place)
Stephan Horler, Outstanding Delegate (2nd place)
Alexandra Chavez, Verbal Commendation (4th place)
Michael Bugay, Verbal Commendation (4th place)
Dorothy Peck, Outstanding Delegate (2nd place)
Mario Treto, Honorable Mention (3rd place)
Luc Pierre- Louis, Outstanding Delegate (2nd place)
To learn more about FIU's Model UN, visit modelun.fiu.edu