LSC-North Harris students receive distinguished award at Model UN competition

Published on: May 08, 2014

Lone Star College-North Harris students recently participated,  along with 5,000 other students from six continents, in the 2014 National Model United Nations-NY (NMUN-NY) conference in New York City. The LSC-North Harris delegation was represented by Jenn Allen, Marcus Buck, Glaydon De Freitas, Janet Flores, Naziat Khan, Tam Nguyen and faculty advisor Dr. Diana Cooley.

“All of the students did a remarkable job,” said Dr. Diana Cooley, Model UN faculty advisor at LSC-North Harris. “It is so rewarding watching them in session, working with students from around the world on issues that not only face people in other countries, but issues that also impact us here in the United States.”

The LSC-North Harris delegation won a “distinguished delegation” award for their active participation in the conference. The group was one of just 32 to be recognized as a distinguished delegation, out of the 233 colleges and universities in attendance. Additionally, Naziat Khan, a returning delegate from the 2013 LSC-North Harris delegation, was appointed Rapporteur for the General Assembly 4.

“The Model UN is a wonderful experience that allows our students to see that they are a part of the world, not just a person in the world,” added Dr. Cooley.

The LSC-North Harris students represented the country of Lao People’s Democratic Republic. They presented topics before the General Assembly 1st, 2nd and 3rd Committees, as well as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The delegation also contributed a position paper for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). 

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion.  Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation.  Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.