Students participate in Model United Nations Conference in St. Louis

Nuclear power programs, eliminating racism and protecting children's rights in post-conflict territories are just a few topics discussed by 26 Fort Hays State University students at the annual Midwest Model United Nations in St. Louis, Mo.

FHSU Model UN Club Members participated in a model United Nations simulation with students from 50 other universities from across the Midwest. Students role play as United Nations delegates addressing worldwide issues. This year, FHSU students represented the countries of Iran, Somalia and Morocco.

"It was a very good learning experience for the students," said Dr. Curtis Brungardt, Omer G. Voss Distinguished Professor of Leadership Studies and program advisor. "It shows that they possess a growing interest in world affairs and global issues."

FHSU's Model UN Club is supported by the university's American Democracy Project, Center for Civic Leadership, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Leadership Studies and the Student Government Association.

For more information on this event or the Model United Nations Club, contact Brungardt at or 785-628-5592.

Students who attended the Model United Nations are listed by hometown and classification.

Beloit: Jeremy Hughes, junior, and Matt Peters, senior.
Colby: Laura Dougherty, junior.
Dodge City: Ernestor DeLaRosa, junior.
El Dorado: Kelly Nuckolls, junior.
Frankfort: Ashley Howell, senior.
Great Bend: Kera Nuckolls, senior.
Hays: Emily Deets, senior; Braden Dreiling, freshman; and Derek Kandt, junior.
Holland, Mich.: Jen Verhagen, junior.
Kismet: Jenna Johnson, graduate student.
Manter: Erin Frownfelter, graduate student.
Marysville: Nastassja Nickelson, senior.
North Platte, Neb.: Jed Wipplinger, senior.
Quinter: Kirby Benisch, senior.
Riley: Kennedy Hansen, senior.
Shenyang, China: Fangfang (Cathy) Chen, graduate student.
St. John: Brandy Doggett, senior.
Sylvan Grove: Nana Brammer, junior.
Victoria: Ousmane (OC) Camara, sophomore.
Wetmore, Colo.: Mindy Hall, junior.
Wichita: Randy Flowers, senior; Dakota Hauserman, junior; and Jessica Thayer, senior.
Wickenburg, Ariz.: Valerie McAtee, senior.

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