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National Model United Nations honors Lone Star College

The National Model United Nations (NMUN) recognized Lone Star College for advancing understanding of the U.N. and contemporary international issues which has positively impacted the lives of numerous delegates.

The joint model U.N. student delegation from LSC-Montgomery, LSC-Kingwood and LSC-Tomball won numerous awards at the prestigious NMUN 2015 competition held in New York, with closing ceremonies at the United Nations. His Excellency, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon gave closing remarks.

“This is truly a wonderful honor,” said Dr. Theresa Kurk McGinley, LSC associate vice chancellor, International Programs. “I was proud to witness and support the work and professionalism of the students and their faculty advisors.”

In all, the LSC-Joint Delegation received an Outstanding Delegation Award, five Position Paper Awards and Top Delegation in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Committee.

“It is indeed an important academic exercise for our students and each one learned firsthand of the complexity of diplomacy,” said McGinley.

Over 65 percent of participating students in the event were from international schools, many of them university students studying foreign policy who plan to pursue diplomacy as a career.

“Only the University of Munich did as well as our delegation,” said Dr. Sean Tiffee, LSC-Tomball speech professor and MUN co-advisor. “Our students performed better than those from the likes of the University of Vienna, University College-Dublin, and the European School of Economics.”

The LSC-North Harris History Honors class also won Honorable Mention as a delegation. The class was developed for the study of foreign policy and the role the United Nations plays. This was the first time the class competed.

Every year, more than 5,000 college/university students come to New York City to discuss current global issues. Delegates come prepared to solve three pressing issues relevant to 21 simulated U.N. committees. More than half the attendees traveled from outside the United States.

LSC-North Harris students represented the Republic of Sudan delegation
at the National Model United Nations held in New York.

Lone Star College has been opening doors to a better community for more than 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSC remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with almost 83,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 95,000, Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., is the chancellor of LSC, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.