New Semester, New Opportunities

It’s a new semester for the IRC, and it comes on the heels of a fantastic fall. Last semester, we hosted WMHSMUN XXIX, traveled to four conferences, shared our Tribe Pride at numerous tailgates, and came this close to winning IM soccer!

Secretary-General of WMHSMUN XXIX Brendan McNamara and Secretary-General of WMHSMUN XXX, Alyssa Harrison
Secretary-General of WMHSMUN XXIX Brendan McNamara and Secretary-General of WMHSMUN XXX, Alyssa Harrison

WMHSMUN XXIX brought the club together for the first big conference of the year, and the conference wrapped up with a flourish in the Virginia Room of the Williamsburg Lodge. Secretary-General Brendan McNamara ’16 passed the torch to Alyssa Harrison ’17, and we’re looking forward to a memorable WMHSMUN XXX next fall.

IRCares raised over $2,000 for the Building Goodness Foundation so far, and the club looks forward to the classic Developing World Gallery auction in the spring. Our alumni relations committee, IRContinues, hosted a successful homecoming and winter event to connect alums and current students.

The 2016 McMUN team
The 2016 McMUN team

This upcoming semester promises even more events and opportunities. We will start the spring with WMIDMUN XIV (and over 800 middle schoolers!) in February, and wrap it up with &MUN IV in April. Our MUN team will travel to Montreal, West Point, Chicago, and Charlottesville, and nine students will represent W&M at WorldMUN in Rome.

Interested in learning more about the IRC and how you can get involved in the spring? Come by our meetings on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in Small 110!

All the best,

Kailyn Hornbeck, IRC President 2015-2016

Welcome Back, IRC!

On behalf of the 2015-2016 Executive Board, I am incredibly excited to welcome you back to campus for what promises to be a fantastic year for the IRC! Newcomers, we can’t wait to get to know you!

With each new year comes new events, new experiences, and new friends. This year, we’re also debuting new websites for WMHSMUN, WMIDMUN, &MUN, and the general IRC website. Take a moment to explore the new features and see what the IRC has to offer.

This year, IRCares—the service branch of the IRC—is supporting the Building Goodness Foundation. Check out their Facebook page to become involved in the important work that IRCares is doing.

Stayed tuned for important updates and announcements, and have a great start to the semester!

All the best,

Kailyn Hornbeck, IRC President 2015-2016

IRC Executive Board
Top left to right: Brent Sherwood, Emma Lowther, Ani Sinani, Carolyn de Roster, Marshall Richards; Bottom left to right: Brendan McNamara, Emily Walker, Kailyn Hornbeck, Karthik Kumarappan