The MGA Model African Union students from the three MGA campuses participated in the 22nd Annual Model African Union (SEMAU) Conference, hosted by Savannah State University, November 8-10, 2018. MGA student delegates represented the following African countries: Burundi (Cochran campus), Ghana (Macon campus), Namibia (Dublin campus) and Zambia (Cochran campus).
Our student delegates won many awards at the Conference and made the Middle Georgia State University community very proud. Award winners were: Luke Vargo, who won the Leadership-in-Committee Award, the Best Vice-Chair Award and the Best Delegation Award for Zambia. Luke served on the Executive Committee. Makayla Virdi won the Leadership-in-Committee Award and the Best Delegation Award for Zambia. Makayla served on the Social Matters Committee. Connor Chaney won the Best Delegation Award for Zambia and the Honorable Mention Committee Award, Ray Phillips won the Honorable Mention Committee Award, Amy Yoon won the Best Delegation Award for Zambia and Sarah Choi also won the Best Delegation Award for Zambia.
The Model African Union (SEMAU) was established by the University System Africa Council (USAC), which is one of the five University System of Georgia’s (USG) regional councils operating under the auspices of the USG System Council on International Education (SCIE). USAC’s main purpose is to bring Africa as close to the students as possible by simulating the activities of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Student delegates debate African issues and propose solutions to the problems facing the African continent.