Librarian Diana Amerson continued to be a vital asset to Model UN delegates at the 28th North Carolina Consortium for the International and Intercultural Education (NCCIIE) Model United Nations Conference.
Fayetteville State University (FSU) captured top honors at the 27th Annual North Carolina Consortium for International and Intercultural Education (NCCIIE) Model United Nations Conference held April 21, 2016, through April 24, 2016, at the Marriott in Greensboro, N.C. FSU swept the competition, taking home the most awards by a single university. FSU was awarded the Overall Outstanding Delegate and the Overall Outstanding Delegation, the competition’s two highest honors.
The DACOR Bacon House Foundation will to renew its offer of a Metro scholarship for a student from the NCCIIE for the Academic Year 2016-2017. Librarian Diana Amerson will be the coordinator for each NCCIIE member institution.
The NCCIIE, North Carolina Consortium for International and Intercultural Education, Model United Nations Conference is comprised of the following schools:
The Consortium was developed to serve and provide member intuitions opportunities for learning in international and intercultural contexts. Specifically, the Consortium was formed to:
Provide international and intercultural learning experiences for students enrolled in the member colleges and universities.
Encourage interest in graduate studies and in international careers.
Offer opportunities for professional development of member institution.
Increase financial resources through cooperative efforts.
Leverage these resources through independent and matching grants.
Create and maintain a common catalog of information concerning international and intercultural courses, programs and activities.
Engage in constructive efforts to inter-instructional transfer of course credits.
Sustain efforts to increase awareness of international and intercultural education.
Serve as a liaison agency among national organizations and other consortia.
Establish an effective means for sharing international and intercultural expertise
Hold workshops, special seminars and special programs to focus on international and intercultural topics.
The DACOR Bacon House Foundation Metro scholarships are awarded for the purpose of encouraging American students to pursue majors and careers in international affairs. It is the Foundation’s intent that undergraduate scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic worthiness and demonstrated need.
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.
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