Our Legacy

Delegation Award History

The FIU Model United Nations Program has quietly grown into one of the most successful collegiate MUN Programs in the world. Moreover, the Model United Nations Program is the most successful intercollegiate program at Florida International University. Although the last decade was characterized by continued success, FIU MUN has stayed true to the core principles it seeks to instill in its delegates: diplomacy, integrity, diligent research, and respect for delegates from other universities.

FIU MUN Delegates view their current success as being made possible by the foundation laid out by previous generations of delegates. The success of one year is seen as predicated upon the success of others and is due in large part to those who gave much of their personal time and efforts to see FIU MUN grow into what it is today.

Harvard National Model United Nations

HNMUN 2008: FIU MUN won the Best Small Delegation Award for representing Cameroon at the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference. FIU MUN was the only MUN team in the United States to have won first place in what are considered to be the two national championships in intercollegiate Model United Nations. The Best Small Delegation Award is one of three major delegation awards at HNMUN (the others being Best Large and Best International) and was without a doubt a defining moment for the entire FIU Model United Nations community. The 2008 team was led by program director Dr Gonul Tol and head-delegates Alexandra Acosta and Kathleen Black.

HNMUN 2011: The FIU MUN team represented India and finished 4th amongst North American delegations and 7th overall amongst international delegations. The HNMUN 2011 team was led by program director Ray Hernandez and head-delegates Cristine Ale and Ryan Brooks.

HNMUN 2012: The FIU MUN team represented the Russian Federation and finished 4th amongst all participating delegations, which is the highest overall placement ever for FIU MUN. The HNMUN 2012 team was led by program director Ray Hernandez and head-delegates Ana Portal and Aaron Heria.

HNMUN 2013: The FIU MUN team represented the Federal Republic of German finished fourth amongst all participating delegations. The HNMUN 2013 team was led by program directors Aaron Heria and Ana Portal and head-delegate Mark Hodgson.

HNMUN 2014: FIU represented Japan and various positions in Crisis Committees and won Outstanding Large Delegation finishing second of all participating teams. The team was led by Mark Hodgson, Ethan Roberts and Kristen Nyman. This was FIU's Best finish at HNMUN.

HNMUN 2015: FIU MUN represented France and defended its Outstanding Delegation status finishing second overall for the second straight year. Twenty students traveled to Boston and competed with poise and determination.

HNMUN 2016: FIU brought 20 delegates who participated in 14 committees representing either Nigeria or as individuals in a variety of crisis committees. FIU won more awards than at any previous HNMUN and finished third in overall points. FIU was led by head delegates Micheal Carabello and Jessica Brito, as well as Senior Chris Cummins, who won Best Delegate for his work in SOCHUM.

University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference

UPMUNC 2010: Representing Viet Nam, FIU MUN participated for the first time ever in a fall collegiate Model United Nations Conference. Overall, 5 out of 7 students would go on to win awards. The team was led by program director Ray Hernandez and head-delegates Cristine Ale and Ryan Brooks.

UPMUNC 2011: Representing Brazil, FIU MUN won the Outstanding Small Delegation award at the University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference. The award was an incredible accomplishment considering that FIU began participating at UPMUNC just one year prior (UPMUNC 2010).

UPMUNC 2012: Representing France, FIU MUN won the Best Small Delegation award at the University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference. The award is the top award a team competing with a small delegation at UPMUNC. The team was led by program directors Aaron Heria and Ana Portal and head delegate Nick Aquart.

UPMUNC 2013: FIU MUN fell short of a delegation award but many individuals took home awards, including head delegate Anthony Mercado who won the gavel in the United Nations Security Council Committee.

UPMUNC 2014: FIU represented India bringing a large delegation of 24 students. Coming in at third for overall points, the most recent UPMUNC was a success for the program.

UPMUNC 2015: FIU represented Brazil and sent 22 delegates to Philadelphia for one of the largest conferences of the year. FIU missed a large delegation award, but is looking forward to next years conference.

National Collegiate Security Conference

NCSC 2013: FIU won Best Small Delegation led by Ethan Roberts and Anthony Mercado. This is the first time FIU has won a delegation award at NCSC, hosted by Georgetown University.

NCSC 2014: FIU brought a large delegation to Washington DC for the first time coming in third in overall points. Next year the team hopes to improve its performance and recapture the bronze eagle.

NCSC 2015: FIU brought 16 delegates to Georgetown University's annual crisis conference. This was FIU's first time bringing a 'large delegation' to the conference and we almost came away with a large delegation award, finishing just behind Harvard and University of Chicago. Congratulations to Hatim Bukhari and Michael Carabello on winning their first 'Best Delegate' awards.

Chicago Model United Nations

ChoMUN 2013: New delegate Ethan Roberts led the team as FIU looks to attend more crisis conferences in the future.

ChoMUN 2014: Attending the crisis conference hosted by University of Chicago FIU was led by Head delegates Anthony Mercado and Kevin Hernandez.

ChoMUN 2015: FIU MUN brought a large delegation to the ultra-competitive 'crisis-conference' taking home individual awards but falling short of their goal of winning a delegation award.

ChoMUN 2016: FIU took ten delegates and, for the first time in school history, won a delegation award at ChoMUN taking home Best Small Delegation. Nine out of the ten FIU students present were recognized with some kind of award, a yuuuuge success for the program.

West Point Security Conference

April 2012: FIU MUN participated in the second annual West Point Security Conference. The team was assembled 10 days before the conference and was comprised exclusively of 5 first year delegates each participating in only their third conference. FIU MUN would go on to win the Best Delegation Award at the West Point Security Conference.

The team was led by program director Ray Hernandez and head-delegates Ana Portal and Aaron Heria, although all of the credit goes to Nicholas Aquart, Edgardo Borelly, James D'Cruz, and Javier Navas, and Ariela Nijamkin for deciding to take on the unprecedented challenge of competing in 3 conferences in just 11 days.

April 2014: FIU MUN brought six delegates up the beautiful and humbling Campus of West Point Military Academy. Winning four gavels and two outstanding delegate awards FIU won the conference and the West Point Sword in convincing fashion. The cadets and faculty at West Point as well as all the other teams there competing made the experience not only successful but substantive for FIU's students.

Columbia Model United Nations in New York (CMUNNY)

October 2012: FIU MUN won the Best Small Delegation Award at the Columbia Model United Nations in New York (CMUNNY), the top award for a small delegation. The team was led by program directors Aaron Heria and Ana Portal and head delegate Nick Aquart.

October 2013: FIU MUN won Outstanding Small Delegation Award at 'CMUNNY', led by Director Mark Hodgson and Head Delegates Ethan Roberts and Anthony Mercado.

October 2014: FIU MUN won Best Small Delegation, capturing the Bronze Lion trophy for the second time in three years. Kristen Nyman led a group of veterans and new-comers to the award.

October 2015:

University of North Carolina Model United Nations Conference

February 2012: FIU MUN won the Best Delegation Award at the University of North Carolina Model United Nations Conference. The team was comprised entirely of delegates participating in their first ever MUN conference. The team was led by program director Ray Hernandez and head-delegates Ana Portal and Aaron Heria.

February 2013: FIU MUN won the Best Delegation Award at the University of North Carolina Model United Nations Conference. The team was comprised entirely of delegates participating in their first ever MUN conference. The team was led by program directors Aaron Heria and Ana Portal and head delegate Mark Hodgson.

February 2014: FIU MUN won Best Delegation. Head Delegate Kevin Hernandez led a group of new team members to the win.

February 2015: As UNCMUNC continues to grow in reputation and size FIU MUN was humbled by finishing second for the first time at North Carolina to an impressive Princeton Team. Still, in achieving Outstanding Delegation Award, new delegates represented FIU well.

McGill Model United Nations

January 2015: For the first time ever FIU sent students to Montreal to participate in McGill University to compete in 'McMun'. Ethan Roberts, Kristen Nyman and Rolando Ramirez all won individual awards but was deemed ineligible for a team award due to not bringing enough students. Next year FIU plans to send a larger delegation and compete in what is an impressive conference.

NYU Model United Nations Conference

April 2015: FIU brought ten delegates to New York to compete in NYU's unique joint crisis committee conference. Multiple students won awards competing in committees that simulated Middle-Eastern State governments.

National Model United Nations

The first major FIU MUN delegation award came in 1996 when the Program was awarded its first Outstanding Delegation Award for representing Romania at the National Model United Nations Conference. FIU MUN would have to wait 5 years for the next Outstanding Delegation Award. The 2001 school year pioneered what culminated into a decade of success at NMUN. During the last twelve years (2001-2012) FIU MUN has won 11 out of 12 Outstanding Delegation awards. The first streak began in 2001 and lasted until 2004, while the latest streak began in 2006 and has spanned seven years (2012).

Since 1993, FIU MUN won 19 consecutive delegation award at NMUN, but no longer attends the conference as the programs has prioritized conferences hosted by Universities. FIU MUN delegation awards at at the National Model United Nations Conference are as follows:

  • 2013: Outstanding Delegation, Representing the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • 2012: Outstanding Delegation, Representing the Republic of Chile*
  • 2011: Outstanding Delegation, Representing the Oriental Republic of Uruguay*
  • 2010: Outstanding Delegation, Representing the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • 2009: Outstanding Delegation, Representing the Kingdom of Denmark
  • 2008: Outstanding Delegation, Representing the Czech Republic
  • 2007: Outstanding Delegation, Representing Slovenia
  • 2006: Outstanding Delegation, Representing Seychelles
  • 2005: Distinguished Delegation, Representing Estonia
  • 2004: Outstanding Delegation, Representing Zambia
  • 2003: Outstanding Delegation, Representing Luxembourg
  • 2002: Outstanding Delegation, Representing Tajikistan
  • 2001: Outstanding Delegation, Representing Turkey
  • 2000: Distinguished Delegation, Representing the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • 1999: Distinguished Delegation, Representing Sudan
  • 1998: Honorable Mention, Representing Spain
  • 1997: Honorable Mention, Representing New Zealand
  • 1996: Outstanding Delegation, Representing Romania
  • 1995: Distinguished Delegation, Representing France
  • 1994: Distinguished Delegation, Representing Germany
  • 1993: Honorable Mention, Representing Hungary

*2012: Award includes Best Delegate in 9 out of 12 committees, as well as ECOSOC Executive Bureau thus meaning FIU MUN delegates were recognized individually in 10 out of 13 attempts.

*2011: Award includes Best Delegate in every committee, as well as ECOSOC Executive Bureau thus meaning FIU MUN delegates were recognized individually in 13 out of 13 attempts.