Elizabeth Pabst, a junior government major from Guyton, was one of 17 students representing Berry College’s Model United Nations team to earn honorable mention for their work in representing the Democratic Republic of Congo during the 2010 National Model UN Conference in New York City.
Approximately 2,500 students, nearly half from schools outside of the U.S., took part in the Model UN.
Under the supervision of Dr. Kirsten Taylor, associate professor of government and international studies, the Berry students began preparing for the conference in December. Once in New York, they provided representation for the DRC in nine different committees and related agencies.
“The students are evaluated on character, engaging in diplomacy and proper use of rules and procedures,” Taylor said. “To be recognized in a conference of this size is a great accomplishment.
“Being involved with Model UN provides students the opportunity to enhance public speaking skills, networking abilities and professional writing. Participation helps students students develop skills that are really attractive to employers. Our recognition at the conference also gives Berry greater national and international visibility.”