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Muskies in NYC: Model UN & AlumNight
Students in NYC

Muskingum University’s Model United Nations team traveled to New York from March 31-April 6 to participate in the annual Model UN Conference and attend a session of the United Nations. Advised by Associate Professor of Political Science Richard Arnold, the team represented Lithuania at the conference and received an Honorable Mention award.

University students and alumni gathered in New York City on April 4, 2024. The students shared their experiences during the Muskie AlumNight social, hosted by Trustee Jim Purdy ’85 at the New York Athletic Club overlooking Central Park.

Students Presenting at AlumNight

“The AlumNight was an exceptional opportunity for alumni to interact with students and hear about the meaningful learning experiences they are having, such as their trip to the Model UN in New York City,” Jim said. “It is exciting to see that the transformative experiences we had as alumni are still part of Muskingum’s rich educational heritage.

“As an alum and trustee, I was extremely impressed with our students. Upon arrival, they immediately began networking with alumni, demonstrating professional skills that will serve them well after graduation. Additionally, each student addressed the room, confidently and clearly sharing what they had learned through the Model UN. It was a testament to the students, their achievements, and the quality education they receive at Muskingum. It was an honor for me to host the reception.”

The 2024 Model UN Team included Hope Craft ’24, Maria Decaminada ’26, Emma Frazee ’26, Katie Kent ’27, Hesham Khedr ’24, Philip Lashley ’27, Robin Matthews ’27, Charles Peterson ’25, Dominic Tavella ’27, Riley Watson ’24, and David Westrick ’27.

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