Last Thursday, March 19th, it was crunch time. Six students sat scattered in a dimly-lit auditorium-style classroom in Taylor Science. We sat in the front row observing the Model United Nations Vice President, De’Vonicia Mickens, presiding over the meeting. She was addressing the participants, though this wasn’t the entire team.
FSU Model UN members with Librarian Diana Amerson (Thursday, March 19th, 2015)
The abbreviated team of students met to make final hour preparations and plans with faculty advisors Diana Amerson (Librarian, Bibliographic Instruction), Wesley Fountain (Government and Community Affairs), and Dr. Jilly M. Ngwainmbi (Department of Sociology). Students were being shifted and moved around: who would serve on what committee, who would serve as a moderator, who was assigned to which country.
Questions were asked, clarifications given. Mrs. Amerson stood at the classroom podium, navigating the LibGuide that she created and continuously curates for the North Carolina Consortium for International and Intercultural Education (NCCIIE) Model United Nations Conference. She reminded students how to access key information and resources that would be beneficial during their sessions and resolution-writing.
The NCCIIE Model UN Conference hosted its 26th cohort March 26th-28th, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Fayetteville, NC. Fayetteville State University was the host institution; Chancellor Anderson served as the keynote speaker to the Assembly Delegates.
With the ongoing guidance of Mrs. Amerson and faculty advisors, FSU’s student delegates surpassed their competitors, winning 8 of 11 awards. Below you will find a list of FSU award recipients:
|Best Overall Delegate
|Best Overall Delegation
||Marcus Ellerbe & Brittney Koonce
|Best Overall Leadership
|Best Delegate Security Council
|Best Delegate Committee One
|Best Delegate Honorable Mention Committee One
|Best Delegate Committee Three
Librarian Diana Amerson (center) pictured with FSU student delegates and FSU faculty advisors
FSU student delegates, award recipients
For more information about the NCCIIE 26th Model UN, you can visit the Model UN LibGuide.