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Model U.N. team takes top local honors, heads to nationals

by Clem Boyd, Communications Content Manager

Cedarville University’s Model United Nations team continued its winning ways during the Dayton Model United Nations Conference (DAYMUNC), held at Sinclair Community College.

Cedarville's diplomats won three of four outstanding delegate awards, the top individual honor at the competition, and 10 of the 20 total awards available. Cedarville’s 15-member team competed February 2-3 with Wright State University, University of Dayton, Sinclair, Marietta College, and Northern Kentucky University.

Cedarville is now headed to the National Model U.N. Conference in New York City. “We are already traveling for nationals,” noted Dr. Glen Duerr, faculty advisor and assistant professor of international studies. “The team is in really good shape given this result.”

The Model U.N. team began in 2003 under the leadership of Dr. Frank Jenista, professor of international studies and former U.S. diplomat. The team earned “Outstanding Delegation” at the 2015 and 2016 national contest.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit

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