FHSU students participate in Model United Nations Conference in St. Louis

03/09/12 ci

HAYS, Kan. -- Twenty-four Fort Hays State University students attended the annual Midwest Model United Nations Conference in St. Louis, Mo., from Feb. 15 through Feb. 19.

Students represented the countries of Iraq, Haiti and the Russian Federation as delegates. The students discussed issues of economics, finance, disarmament, international security, and social, humanitarian and cultural issues along with many others. More than 50 different schools represented a total of 56countries.

Wei "Vivi" Lai, Ganzhou, China, graduate student, said that the conference was "an exciting experience as well as a challenge."

FHSU student Kelly Nuckolls, El Dorado senior, won the Outstanding Position Paper Award for her Russian Federation paper in the social, humanitarian and cultural committee.

FHSU's Model UN Club is sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Leadership Studies, and the American Democracy Project.

For more information on this event or the Model United Nations Club, contact Dr.Curt Brungardt, director of the Center for Civic Leadership, at cbrungar@fhsu.edu or 785-628-5592.

Studentswho attended the Model United Nations are listed by hometown andclassification.

Dodge City: Ernestor De La Rosa, senior, and Paul Nelson,senior.

El Dorado: Kelly Nuckolls, senior.

Ganzhou, China: Wei "Vivi" Lai, graduate student.

Garden City: Chris Hamiln, senior.

Hays: Matthew Applequist, freshman; Braden Dreiling, sophomore; AndersonDugazon, graduate student; and Taylor Pfannenstiel, senior.

Holland, Mich.: Jennifer Verhagen, senior.

Kowloon, China: Cheng-Tien "Jack" Chiang, senior.

Lakin: Jacob Kessler, senior.

Liberal: Georgina Hernandez, senior.

Limon, Colo.: Shawn Yarian, senior.

Minneapolis, Minn.: Dula Fadis, junior.

Nashville: Skyler Huss, senior.

Russell: Gretchen Thyfault, senior.

Stamford, Neb.: Hazy Kuhl, junior.

Victoria: Ousmane Camara, junior, and JordanSchmeidler, senior.

Vilonia, Ark.: Austin Whitmore, senior.

Wellsville: Madison Shoemaker, senior.

Wheat Ridge, Colo.: Carolyn Campbell, sophomore.

Wichita: Dakota Hauserman, senior.

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