HPU Students Participate In National Model United Nations Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 2, 2010 ? Three High Point University students recently attended the 2010 Harvard National Model United Nations Conference held in Boston.

HPU students Chelsea Bernatavitz, James Kamara and Desiree Abad worked with nearly 3,000 college and university delegates from the United States and more than 35 countries around the world, where they discussed a variety of issues in international relations.

“At the conference, delegates from all over the world worked feverishly to find a solution to some of the world’s most daunting problems,” says Kamara. “It truly was an experience that put things into perspective and is certainly one that I will never forget.”

Abad won?t soon forget the conference, either. For the second year in a row, she was recognized as an ?Outstanding Delegate? from the Non-Governmental Organization at the conference.

Apart from student discussion on global political issues, the conference also included activities such as crisis simulations, multimedia presentations and guest lectures by distinguished speakers.

?The knowledge I gained at the HNMUN conference and experience I had interacting with other students on a professional level was really exciting,? says Bernatavitz. ?Also, the fact that HPU was represented among other select universities such as Yale, West Point, and Harvard was truly remarkable.?

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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