Western Oregon University’s Model United Nations hosts annual fundraiser

Starting from left to right: Brenda Rocio Martinez, Ricardo Pelegrin, Ph.D., Mary Pettenger, Ph.D., Makeena Helseth, Tyler Plath, Sophie Davenport.

MONMOUTH, Ore. – Western Oregon University’s Model United Nations (MUN) club hosted its annual International Awareness Dinner last Tuesday.  The event featured keynote speaker Ricardo Pelegrin, Ph.D., professor of History, who recounted his experience emigrating from Cuba to the United States.

The International Awareness Dinner promotes cultural understanding and global awareness among students and the community. Pelegrin shared personal challenges and triumphs, shedding light on embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity in today’s global society.

“The MUN club at Western is dedicated to promoting diplomacy, negotiation, and international cooperation. Through our various events and activities, we strive to educate and empower students to become global citizens and future leaders.” shared MUN President Makenna Helseth.

To learn more about Western’s Model United Nations club 


About Western Oregon UniversityWestern Oregon University, established in Monmouth in 1856, proudly stands as Oregon’s oldest public university. Hosting around 4,000 students, Western embodies a mid-sized, NCAA Division II institution, with approximately 80% of its students hailing from within the state. Notably, its diverse student body comprises individuals from underrepresented backgrounds, veterans, and non-traditional learners. Western stands as the preferred campus in Oregon for those pursuing an enriching education within a nurturing, student-focused environment, characterized by faculty-led instruction. Together we succeed.

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