Riverside City College’s Model UN team was named
Outstanding Delegation and two students were honored as Outstanding Delegate at
United Nations’ New York Conference, April 9-13.
5,000 college/university students, more than half from outside the United
States, convened on New York City to discuss current global issues. Delegates
are tasked to solve three pressing issues relevant to UN committees. The purpose of the conference is to
advance the understanding of the UN and of contemporary international issues
that have positively impacted the lives of numerous delegates. This year, RCC
was tasked with representing Honduras.
In addition to winning the best delegation
and having two students selected as top delegates, RCC had four students four
students win the Outstanding Position/Research Paper Award. With Jessica Tomlin
and Trey LaRocca being named Outstanding
Delegates, RCC has now had a student selected as a top delegate in three
consecutive UN events. Previously, Ariya Haghighat and Rachel Lennox (Japan event) and Argie Hill (Rome) earned the Outstanding
four students winning the Outstanding
Position/Research Paper Award were Mathew Craig, Amy Maciel, Hector Flores
and Haghighat, son
of Dariush Haghighat, a
professor of political science at RCC and a UN advisor.
could not be more proud of this group of young and extremely diverse students
who are mostly from under representative communities,” Haghighat said.
Other team members included Gamaliel Perez, Brendan Brown,
Mohammed Hassan, Jason Fratus, Lindsey Anderson, Jesus Lopez, Valery Moya
Laurito, and Jasmine Brown.
is a complete list of winners, http://www.nmun.org/ny17_downloads/NY17BAwardPosting.pdf