Marian University students compete in Northwest Model UN Conference

December 12, 2016

The Marian University Model United Nations team traveled to the Northwest Model United Nations Conference in Seattle, Wash., from November 18-20. Seventeen Marian University students competed with students from other universities across the country.

Marian University represented the countries of Turkey, Mali, Trinidad and Tobago, DPR Korea and Argentina.  As diplomats, the students collaborated with other represented countries seeking ways to address global issues such as international cooperation against terrorism, empowering women and girls in development, migration as it relates to peacekeeping, and the importance of education. At the close of the conference, Brandon Krawczyk of Muskego was presented with the Outstanding Position Paper Award and Austin Kultgen of Glenbeulah was presented with the Distinguished Delegate Award while representing Turkey on the World Humanitarian Summit Committee.

Marian University students on the Model UN team who attended the conference are Brandon Krawczyk of Muskego; Amanda Bergner of Appleton; Denisa Muntean of Timisoara, Romania; Delphine Gras of Paris, France; Ryan Wagner of Malone; Austin Kultgen of Glenbeulah; Nauris Buskevics of Ozolnieki, Latvia; Megan Taubel of Seymour; Ana Birau of Libertyville, Ill.; Molly Kovarik of Walworth; Rosa Ramirez of Waukegan, Ill.; Lauren Casper of Kiel; Peter Laning of Waupun; Andy Gumieny of Plymouth; Savannah Feiereisen of Fond du Lac; Anna Steberg of Fond du Lac; and Nic Eckert of Fond du Lac. Faculty advisor for the Model UN program is Elizabeth Manser Payne, assistant professor in the School of Business at Marian University, with assistance by Miranda TerBeest, major gifts officer at Marian University.

Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac, Wis. The institution has one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in the state, and strives to live its core values as a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice and joined together by spiritual traditions. Marian offers undergraduate, adult, master’s and doctoral degree programs at its main campus and in facilities throughout Wisconsin.