On December 1, 2014, Brendan McNamara was nominated to assume the role as Secretary-General for WMHSMUN XXIX, the William and Mary International Relations Club’s flagship conference. The nominating committee consisted of the past three WMHSMUN Secretaries-General. His nomination was unanimously approved by the sitting Executive Board.
Brendan McNamara has a long history with the William & Mary High School Model United Nations Conference (WMHSMUN), having served on the past three Secretariats. His first official role with WMHSMUN began in the fall of 2012 when he was named the Assistant Director of Conference Development for the twenty-sixth iteration of the conference headed by former Secretary-General Katie Mitchell. He then served as the Director of Conference Development for WMHSMUN XXVII under the direction of former Secretary-General and current Director of Finance Serena Saffarini. Over the past year Brendan filled the role of Director General of WMHSMUN XXVIII under now-retired Secretary-General Clayton Southerly.
The entire W&M IRC Executive Board welcomes Secretary-General McNamara to his position at the head of WMHSMUN and on the governing body of the W&M International Relations Club.
Congratulations to the new IRC Executive Board!
President: Matthew Rigsby
Vice President for Campus Affairs: Brigid Skorup
Vice President for Model United Nations: Lucas Leblanc
Director of Finance: Serena Saffarini
Director of Communications: Gregory Collier
Secretary-General of WMHSMUN XXVIII: Clayton Southerly
Secretary-General of WMIDMUN XIII: Carl Cilke
Secretary-General of &MUN III: Alexcia Chambers
Service Chair: Meghan Foley
Our fabulous delegation to WorldMUN 2012: Vancouver has done it again! With eleven of the fourteen members earning the coveted diplomacy awards, W&M placed among the top few schools in the world! While the unofficial rankings have yet to be tallied, past years with this ratio have resulted in a second place for the large delegation category.
WorldMUN is truly a group effort. Our delegates trained hard, helping each other to prepare and supporting one another from position assignments all the way through to the glorious end. Many thanks are also due to the numerous members of the Club and W&M community who lent their expertise and talent to numerous training sessions. MUN is a team sport of the highest caliber, and W&M lacks nothing in team spirit.
Congratulations also to all of the universities who participated! These delegations are always a pleasure to work with. It is these friendships and good feelings that WorldMUN strives and succeeds to create.
Until next year, WorldMUN. It has been an amazing experience for all who attended and everyone at home in Williamsburg should be thanked for their assistance. Congratulations delegates!
The IRC WMDs won the first IM Outdoot Soccer Game with a score of 4-1! Check out this cute picture of the victorious team:
After three years of planning and deliberation, the Club has approved of the creation of a College Conference to be called &MUN (pronounced “and-mun”), using the famous ampersand from W&M. Via an open application, the &MUN Selection Committee recommended and the Board approved Connor Smith as the first Secretary-General, effective immediately. Congratulations!
Much work lies ahead, including the creation of websites, emails, logos, and the selection of a Secretariat. In the meantime, a temporary page has been set up here with basic details of the April 2013 conference.