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April 7, 1999
UMBC WINS DISTINTUISHED DELEGATION HONORS AT NATIONAL MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE
BALTIMORE - Students from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's (UMBC) Model UN team received Distinguished Delegation honors for their representation of Angola at the National Model United Nations Conference, held in New York from March 30 to Ap ril 3. Thirty students from UMBC, fifteen representing Angola and fifteen representing Congo, traveled to New York City to participate in the conference. Opening ceremonies, with comments by Secretary General Kofi Annan, were held in the UN building and the conf erence itself was held both at the UN building and the Grand Hyatt hotel. UMBC students Jennifer Searfoss and Elaine Elgamil acted as head delegates, representing Angola and Congo, respectively. More than 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world - including Georgetown, West Point, the University of Bonn and the United Federation of Armed Forces (Germany) - attended the 1999 Model UN Conference. Model UN is one of several organizations that make up the UMBC Intellectual Sports Council.
Posted by dwinds1 at April 7, 1999 12:00 AM