UA Student Named to Model UN All-Star Team

University of Alabama student Andrew Smith, of Haslet, Texas, was named to the first team of the North American Collegiate Model UN All-Star Team. Haslet is among the first UA delegates to make the team that consists of the top 12 delegates in the nation.

The purpose of the North American Collegiate Model UN All-Star Team is to recognize exemplary individuals in the college Model UN community who make a difference inside and outside of committee.

The University of Alabama's Model UN team recently ranked on Best Delegate's list of the Top 25 Collegiate Model UN teams in the World Division.

"Model UN team members come from various majors and interests across campus and compete at a world-class level through dedicated training outside of their regular studies," said Megan Wagner, assistant director of international partnerships and scholarships at UA's Capstone International Center. "They're practicing the problem-solving and critical thinking it takes to be engaged leaders in a global society."

Best Delegate awards recognize both individual students and college teams as a whole for their accomplishments in leadership, research, public speaking, resolution-building, negotiation and diplomacy. According to the organization, this year's team rankings were more competitive than ever.

UA's Model UN team is part of the Capstone International Center's Alabama International Relations Club. The Model UN is the cornerstone of the AIRC, the premier student-led global affairs organization at UA that continuously provides opportunities for its members to learn, develop, find community and make an impact at the Capstone and the world beyond.

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