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 Good News: SRU's Model NATO team takes Washington, D.C., conference honors 



SRU Good News for Feb. 25, 2010


SRU's Model NATO team takes Washington, D.C., conference honors


Eight Slippery Rock University students represented the University and Norway at the recent 25th National Model NATO Conference in Washington, D.C., and were honored with awards for their work.

The SRU delegation received the "Outstanding Overall Delegation" award for its work across all of the five committees at the conference. Two SRU students, Ian Heilman of Freeport and Matt Ligman of McMurray, who represented Norway on the North Atlantic Council, considered the supreme political authority in NATO, were elected by fellow North Atlantic Council members to receive the "Outstanding Delegation in Committee Award."  

Michael Corsi of Apollo was elected by the members of his committee to receive the "Outstanding Delegation in Committee Award" for his work in representing Norway on the Nuclear Planning Group. 

In addition to the award winners, the SRU delegation included Lindsey MacNabb of Severna Park, Md., Michael Madden of Elizabeth, Daniel Schumacher of Clarks Summit, Lauren Wilhelm of Meadville,  and Angela Velkova, an international student from Macedonia.

Daniel McIntosh, associate professor of political science, advised the students, and George Brown, professor of political science, led the group at the conference. 

Twenty-eight NATO country teams and four Partnership for Peace country teams participated and competed over three days on five separate committees at the conference. 

As part of its NATO activities, the SRU group also received a two-hour briefing from Keith Eikenes, the counselor for defense and security policy at the Royal Norwegian Embassy on Norway and NATO affairs. 

While in Washington, D.C., the group visited the Washington National Cathedral, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Vietnam War Memorial, and had a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol.  


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