Students Recognized for Achievement

Model UN 2010

The 2010 Cedarville University Model U.N. team earned a second-place “Distinguished Delegation” award at the National Model U.N. Conference sponsored by the United Nations in New York City. Pictured with their advisor, Dr. Frank Jenista (far right), are the 11 Cedarville students who represented the country of Myanmar. Photo courtesy of Dr. Frank Jenista

by Department of History and Government

April 28, 2010

The Cedarville University Department of History and Government congratulate the following majors who received scholarships during the spring academic honors program:

  • Alumni Scholarship: Emily Ahrens
  • Edmund Burke Scholarship: Jonathan Smith
  • Edward Shiraki Scholarship: Kate Cella
  • Dr. Joseph G. Halsey Scholarship: Heidi Benson
  • Stephen M. Harriman Scholarship: David Ferkaluk

Ten students were inducted into Omega Mu, Cedarville’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha — the national Political Science Honor Society. First year faculty member Dr. Jewerl Maxwell, assistant professor of political science, re-established the chapter in this and serves as advisor for the organization.

The Model United Nations Team excelled at the 2010 Dayton Model U.N. competition. Cedarville "diplomats" brought home major awards in negotiations with some 90 delegates from a variety of regional universities. Cedarville’s 11 team members walked away with an impressive eight awards —including two of the top four "Outstanding Delegate" awards and two of the four "Distinguished Delegate" prizes. At the National Model U.N. conference in New York City in April, the team competed against 2,400 delegates from 200 universities. Their hard work and preparation paid off with a second-place "Distinguished Delegation" award for their representation of Myanmar. Dr. Frank Jenista, professor of international studies, coaches the team and serves as director of the Cedarville University Center for International Studies.

 Benjamin Mounts, integrated social studies major, was recognized as a recipient of the 2010 James J. Sheehan Award for Pre-Service Social Studies Educators by the Ohio Council for the Social Studies.

Congratulations, to all of our student award winners! The department of history and government would like to extend its heartfelt appreciation to the Halsey, Harriman, and Shiraki families for their generosity in endowing their respective scholarships.