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Fall 2017

UNCP’s Model United Nations team wins nine awards

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Spring 2017

Academic Awards
College of Arts and Sciences Academic Awards Day, April 5, 2017.
Outstanding Science Senior Award
College of Arts and Sciences Academic Awards Day, April 5, 2017- Outstanding Political Science Senior Award.....Nicholas Debo pictured with Political Science Department Chair, Dr. Emily Neff-Sharum.
Walter L. Weisberg Memorial Scholarship
College of Arts and Sciences Academic Awards Day, April 5, 2017- Walter L. Weisberg Memorial Scholarship in Political Science.......Dajer Fernandez pictured with Poltical Science Department Chair, Dr. Emily Neff-Sharum.

Congrats to MPA Student Jingjing Gao

Jingjing took part in the 1+2+1 program which allowed her to receive two master’s degrees, one from UNCP and the other from Henan University in China. She earned a master’s degree in Social Medicine and Health Care Management from Henan.

Captain Dena Ali and Dr. Joseph Roise, PhD
Captain Dena Ali and Dr. Joseph Roise, PhD, discuss the latest in new fire shelter testing. (author photo)

Graduate Student Dena Ali has been published in FIREFIGHTER NATION. 

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Model UN Awards
Wall of Fame MUN Awards!!


Model UN TeamThe UNCP Model United Nations team, pictured above, returned home after a highly successful performance at the 2016 Spring Southern Regional Model United Nations. At this conference the team represented Russia, the Dominican Republic, Bulgaria, and Ethiopia. The team received more total honors than any other school at the conference and was the only school to win multiple position paper awards. The team received a total of eleven awards, including six individual awards, three Outstanding Position Paper awards, and two team awards, including an Outstanding Delegation award for Russia, which is the highest team award given.

 “In the span of two short years our Model UN team has transformed from one that had never won anything in its first six years to one of the strongest delegations in the southeast. The team has won a total of 29 awards in the four conferences participated in during school year 2015-2016,” noted faculty advisor Kevin Freeman (Political Science & Public Administration) .

Outstanding Delegates: Garrison Davis, Andrew Yarborough/John Ware, Maureen Johnston/Na’ilah el Amin, Demetrius Edwards, Dajer Fernandez, Mia Baxley/Chapell Brock

Outstanding Position Paper Awards: Ethiopia, Dominical Republic, Bulgaria

Team Awards: Ethiopia (Honorable), Russia (Outstanding)


The UNCP Model Arab League team participated in the Southern Regional Model Arab League (SERMAL) conference at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC, March 11-13, 2016.  Sixteen students and Professor Kirill Bumin attended. The team represented Saudi Arabia and took the roles of the heads of state and government in a simulated crisis committee, which pitted Morocco against Algeria in a territorial dispute over Western Sahara territory.  Professor Bumin notes, “Dr. Freeman and I are very proud of the wonderful work our Model United Nations and Model Arab League students are doing.” The students faced strong competition and brought home eleven awards: ten individual Distinguished Delegate awards students earned for work on their respective committees and an Outstanding Delegation award for representing Saudi Arabia overall. “This is superb! It is wonderful to see UNCP represented so well by this group of students!” Added Dr. Meredith Storms, interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences.

 Participating students included: Kendall Bauer, Mia Baxley, Garrison Davis, Brian Edwards, Dajer Fernandez, Riley Gary, Tyler Grumelot, Devon Hester, Logan John, Maureen Johnston, Nicholos Palmer, Nicholas Rhodes, Carlos Rodriguez, Maddie Smith, Desmond Woods, and Andrew Yarborough.

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