The Salem College Delegation to the 2013 National Model United Nations Conference in New York City was recognized with a Distinguished Delegation award.
The delegation, made up of 12 Salem undergraduate students, was one of only two women’s colleges to participate in the conference and was one of the smallest delegations to receive recognition. More than 2,000 delegates representing nearly 200 colleges and universities from around the globe participated in this annual conference held at United Nations headquarters in New York City, with many of those delegations made up of graduate students, and others three-to-four times the size of the group representing Salem.
Salem’s head delegate was Jennifer Palmer, who was assisted in her leadership responsibilities by two assistant head delegates, Rebecca Eggers and Keren Salim. Under their direction, the delegation represented the nation of Bolivia to the Model UN General Assembly committees and working groups. Salem also was selected to represent a second country, the nation of Azerbaijan, with Palmer and Eggers participating on the Security Council working group, as well.
Along with Palmer, Eggers and Salim, the 2013 delegation included Sandra Bah, Mae Davis, Woyndoubara Koripamo, Paige Myers, Tuula Perry, Paloma Pozos, Shannon Salzman, Kathryn Williams and Ashley Zika
“These young women worked extremely hard to form a unified delegation that came fully prepared to represent the interests of the two nations they were responsible to promote, and they deserved every bit of the high regard that is expressed in the award they received from the National Model United Nations organization,” says Dr. David Foley, faculty advisor to the Salem College Model United Nations Program. “I am proud to be associated with such a fine and honorable group of women.”