BENEFITING: Aquinas College, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 19, 2011
Dear Friend of Aquinas College Students:
We need your help. On November 19, an enthusiastic team of 39 Aquinas College students embarked on a learning experience that could change the world. Aquinas College consistently has one of the largest Model United Nations teams in the country!
This is the 13th year AQ will participate in the American Model United Nations program. Our students will represent France and Myanmar. Our team will compete with more than 110 colleges and universities from across the country and around the world. Among these are Ohio University, California State University, Purdue University, University of Punjab, University of Arizona, University of Yaoundé, Loyola, and Augustana.
Model United Nations Conferences bring college and university students together to role-play delegates from their assigned countries. Delegates are judged on their ability to accurately portray their country’s policies and positions on a number of important issues. Competition is also based on student use of diplomatic skills including negotiation, conflict resolution and debate. With the current international state of crisis these young people are learning valuable lessons they will use to make a difference in our future.
Please consider a gift to support this program. Your contribution will help underwrite:
• Delegate fees ($50 per delegation and $45 per delegate)
• Transportation ($2,050 for a 55 person bus)
• Hotel room expense ($140 a night / 4 students for 3 nights)
Whether you can sponsor one delegate, a night’s hotel stay, or our transportation to Chicago, every donation is important to these students and our program.
The Chicago conference is considered one of the top five Model United Nations programs in the country. We departed Saturday, November 19 and will return Tuesday evening, November 22.
Your gift is tax deductible and also qualifies for the Michigan State Tax Credit. Please donate online through our secure online giving partner, Network for Good. Or, you can simply send a check to Aquinas College - Model United Nations and send it to the address below. Thank you for your interest in, and support of, Aquinas College and our students.
For more information about ModelUN, please visit: http://www.aquinas.edu/polisci/model_un.html