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UT Martin students attend Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference

04-26-2017


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut



MARTIN, Tenn. – Four students from the University of Tennessee at Martin, along with faculty adviser Dr. Carrie Humphreys, UT Martin assistant professor of political science, attended the Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference held March 30-April 1 in Charlotte, N.C.

Alex Doyle and Adrian De Sagon, both of Martin; Kayla Donohoe, of Memphis; and Antoinette Schlotter, of Clarksville, acted as representatives for the country of Malaysia in four United Nations committees. During the mock event, students from 41 colleges and universities discussed topics, gave speeches, wrote and sponsored papers, and voted on draft resolutions relating to the theme “Assessing the Challenges and Opportunities of Globalism in the 21st Century.”

Adrian De Sagon, a sophomore at UT Martin who is originally from the Philippines, gained knowledge through experiences he believes will help him professionally. “The experience was really priceless. Participating in Model UN gave me a glimpse of how international politics, diplomacy and negotiations work,” he said.

Alex Doyle, a senior from Chattanooga, served as UT Martin’s representative on the Security Council and was recognized with a committee award as the “most outspoken” delegate.

“On a personal level, I believe this experience has reshaped how I expect the international community to adapt to the crises facing the world today. This new knowledge will help me identify the shortfalls and give me the confidence to attempt to change the world for the better,” he said.

Each of the students submitted position papers in advance that were scored by the executive committee and staff. Two of UT Martin’s papers scored extremely well with grades of 98 and 93 out of 100.

This is the first year UT Martin has attended the conference, and Humphreys hopes to return next year.

“(The Southern Regional Model United Nations) was a great experiential learning opportunity for our students and with continued interest and support from the College of Business and Global Affairs and the university, I hope to make this an annual event for UT Martin students,” she said.

For more information, contact Humphreys at 731-881-7473 or email chumph16@utm.edu.

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PHOTO ID: Four students from the University of Tennessee at Martin attended the Southern Regional Model United Nations held March 30-April 1 in Charlotte, N.C. Pictured (l-r) are Alex Doyle and Adrian De Sagon, both of Martin; Kayla Donohoe, of Memphis; and Antoinette Schlotter, of Clarksville.

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