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Model United Nations Continues to Dominate


33 Chico State students travel to Seattle for the Model United Nations competition in 2012.While most students went home to their families for the celebration of Thanksgiving week in 2012, 33 Chico State students traveled to Seattle to compete in the Model United Nations. In addition to the Distinguished Delegation award, the students garnered 14 out of 30 possible individual awards. While the 33 CSU, Chico students represented a little more than 10 percent of all students attending from 17 universities, they took nearly 50 percent of all awards presented. 

The Distinguished Delegation award went to CSU, Chico students representing the United States, Indonesia, Ukraine, Togo, Egypt, Qatar, Sudan, Hungary, Gabon, Vietnam, Uruguay, and Lebanon. In addition to the overall delegation award, Garrett Mathis, Ariana Munoz, Emily Parker, Laura Napoliello, Nigel Bocanegra-Speed, and Bert Haro received Position Paper awards for their pre-conference research. Emily Parker, Adam Graves, Bert Haro, and Kristina Houchin received the Out-standing Delegate Awards; Laura Napoliello, Ali Blake, Michael Andreas and Jack Haugen received Distinguished Delegate awards for their representation of their countries. 

“These student officers are the heart of the program,” said Professor John Crosby, who teaches the political science course that prepares students to complete. “They are the rea-son for the amazing performance and Chico State’s continual success. For every student recognized by the conference staff, there were several unrecognized that put forth extraordinary efforts to continue the stellar reputation of Chico State at these events. Every member of the team worked diligently and produced impressive results.” 

Information courtesy of CSU, Chico Public Affairs 

Political Statements is the official newsletter of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at California State University, Chico.

With over 1,000 total majors, the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is one of the largest departments at Chico State. Students choose courses from a rich curriculum, providing close student-faculty contact in each of the following majors of study: U.S. politics, legal studies, criminal justice, international relations, and public administration. The department also offers a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Arts in Political Science.

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