In April, California State University, Northridge’s Model United Nations team took home the latest in a long dynasty of consecutive Outstanding and Distinguished Delegation awards from the National Model UN Conference. CSUN’s 16-member student team traveled to New York to compete against schools from across the nation.
The Matadors were assigned to represent the African nation of Angola.
The team was led by two head delegates, students Nina Alomar Dilan and Tracy Sadek, who helped prepare their team for competition.
“I am so proud of Tracy and Nina for training and leading the students, and managing everything so smoothly during the conference,” said CSUN political science professor Jennifer De Maio, who has taught the Model UN class and served as the team’s faculty advisor since 2013.
The following students won outstanding delegate in committee awards:
- Tracy Sadek and David Carter
- James Wolff and Denise Nguyen
- Vittoria Tuttobello and Sheryl Callos
Model UN, a student-led experiential learning program that serves as a labor-intensive course and club, is an opportunity for students interested in enhancing myriad skills, such as research, writing, debate, speech, collaboration, and professional and diplomatic skills.