Baylor University Model Organization of American States Team
BAYLOR TEAM DISTINGUISHES ITSELF AT MOAS COMPETITION
For the eleventh year in a row, Baylor University sent a team to the World Affairs Council of San Antonio Model Organization of American States Competition. This year Baylor’s team represented the country of Brazil and took home more awards than any other team. Head Delegate Alyssa Engle (a junior Latin American Studies major from Park Ridge, Illinois) won a Distinguished Delegate Award in the Committee for Juridical and Political Affairs as well as the award for Distinguished Ambassador. Krystal Dau (a junior International Studies major from Las Vegas, Nevada) also won a Distinguished Delegate Award in the Committee for Juridical and Political Affairs. Joshua Hyles (a senior Archaeology/History major from Corsicana, Texas) was awarded a Distinguished Delegate Award for his work in the Committee for Hemispheric Security. Elizabeth Russell (a senior International/Asian Studies major from Ponte Vedra, Florida) was selected to Chair the Committee for Hemispheric Security. Over fifteen universities from Texas and Mexico participated in the event. The visit of the current Secretary General of the Organization of American States, His Excellency José Miguel Insulza, was the highlight of the competition. After his speech, the Secretary General took questions from the students about the successes and challenges that the OAS faces. Other team members included: Xhemile Baca, a senior International Studies major from Houston, Texas; Daisy Marchena, a junior International Studies major from Houston, Texas; Kate Cronyn, a junior History major from Dallas, Texas; Manny Muñoz, a junior Neuroscience major from San Antonio, Texas; Maureen Ndoto, a senior International Studies major from Ridgeway, Georgia; Juan Olivares, a senior history major from West Columbia, Texas; and Seth Reed, a sophomore Political Science major from Cassville, Missouri. Dr. Joan Supplee, of the History Department coached the team with the assistance of Eva Silkwood, a graduate student in International Relations from The Woodlands, Texas.
His Excellency José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, with Baylor Head Delegate Alyssa Engle and Co-Head Delegate Seth Reed