JCCC Model UN team receives awards at conference
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‘The JCCC Model United Nations team received four awards for policy positions papers of Tanzania and Zambia at the 2013 American Model United Nations Conference held in Chicago Nov. 23-26.
The team received a set of awards for each nation that they represented. The awards recognize pre-conference preparation. The position paper serves as a blueprint for building consensus and formulating and negotiating workable draft resolutions to resolve issues.
A total of 12 papers were submitted for the conference, six each for Tanzania and Zambia.
- Nicki Joy Karstens of Overland Park, representing Tanzania, and Marie-Kistin Horvat, Lingen, Germany, representing Zambia, prepared the papers submitted to the General Assembly Plenary Committee whose topics were “UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy and Efforts to Control” and “Elimination of Malaria in Developing Countries.”
- Aaron Banes of Kansas City, Mo., representing Tanzania, and Aaron Swift of Olathe, representing Zambia, prepared the papers submitted to the Disarmament and International Security Committee whose topics were “Establishment of a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East” and “Problems Arising from the Accumulation of Conventional Ammunition Stockpiles.”
- Kaitlyn Sylva of Gardner, representing Tanzania, and Elysia Chao of Overland Park, representing Zambia, prepared papers submitted to the Economic and Financial Committee on the issues of “Science and Technology for Development” and “Follow-up to the Conference on world Financial and Economic crisis.”
- Rebecca Carr of Overland Park, representing Tanzania, and Grace Kamotho of Overland Park, representing Zambia, prepared papers submitted to the Social, Humanitarian and Cultural committee on the issues of “Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment” and “The Rights of the Child.”
- Donald Roth of Prairie Village, representing Tanzania, and Katlyn Pratt of Baldwin, Kan., representing Zambia, prepared papers submitted to the Papers Special Political and Decolonization committee “International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space” and “The Effects of Atomic Radiation.”
- Ian Sneid of Leawood, submitted papers to the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations on the issues of “The Conduct and Discipline of Peacekeeping” and “The Protection of Civilians.”
Sylva and Sneid are the team’s co-captains, and Brian Wright is the adviser.
Elizabeth Schmidtberger of Lawrence was chosen to be a reporter for the conference and worked on the AMUN Chronicle as part of the International Press Delegation.’
JCCC culinary team wins bronze,
silver and gold in Korean competition
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“The JCCC culinary team earned bronze, silver and gold medals when it represented the United States in the International Young Chefs Challenge held in Seoul, South Korea in November.
The medal tally:
- Gold in cold food
- Silver in hot food
- Bronze in the overall cold food category
- Fourth place overall in the competition
The hot foods competition required the team to prepare a three-course meal for 65 people. In the cold food category, the team prepared a cold food platter for eight, four individual desserts, three individual appetizers and a five course cold gourmet meal.
Members of the JCCC team were Sally Wilson and Stephan Horsch, Kansas City, Mo.; Jessica Seely and Katie O’Connor, Overland Park; Matt Phillips, Hillsboro, Kan.; and Kathryn Ratzlaff, Lawrence, Kan. Edward Adel, JCCC assistant professor of hospitality management, and Todd Walline, adjunct assistant professor of hospitality management, were the coaches who traveled with the team.”
Help desk earns awards
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“In October, the help desk earned the Help Desk Institute (HDI) Team Certification Award and received a crystal award for this recognition. The award, based on standards comprised of support industry practitioners and experts from across the world, recognizes the JCCC help desk’s commitment to excellence, efficiency and service quality. Several help desk staff achieved individual certifications over the past year as a part of the transition and adoption of knowledge-management practices and strategies demonstrating our commitment to providing excellence in on-going support for our customers.”
Garrod named analyst of the year
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“Travis Garrod, help desk technician, received the 2013 Analyst of the Year award in December from the Help Desk Institute Heartland Chapter. Garrod was nominated based on his outstanding commitment to customer service as well as his technical abilities when solving issues directly related to customer concerns. He will go on to compete for the HDI Regional Analyst of the Year along with 10 other selected analysts in the multi-state region.”
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