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MAGEC Hall of Fame

When the Mid-American Model United Nations was founded in 1991, we recognized the debt we owed to those who had come before us. The countless volunteers who spent an infinite number of hours creating, building, and improving model United Nations programs in the Midwest.  As a means of thanking them and honoring their legacy, we established the MAGEC Hall of Fame. Here are the members who have been inducted since 1991:

Peggy Andretz, Advisor from St. Johns High School: over 30 years of bringing delegations to Model UNs across the state.

Dr. Jack Holmes, professor at Hope College: Founder and organizer of the Hope College Model UN.

David Artley, Founder of Eastern Michigan University Model UN and later the Great Lakes Invitational Model United Nations (GLIMUN).

Roy Unnerstall, nearly 30 years of staffing Model UNs in Michigan as well as organizing and running Model UNs in Missouri.

Laurie Trevethan, Advisor from Davison High School and multi-time Secretary General of GLIMUN.

Joe Czarnik, multi-time Secretary General of Grand Valley Model United Nations and of GLIMUN.

Dr. David Porter, Founder of Grand Valley Model United Nations and longtime GLIMUN staffer.

Frank Rosengren, Advisor from Forest Hills Central High School for over 15 years.

Dorothy Rall, Advisor from East Lansing High School and President of UNA-USA in Michigan.

Robert Ellerbusch, Advisor from Rochester High School for over 20 years.

Richard Ramsdell, Advisor from Flint Central High School for over 20 years and top executive of GLIMUN.

Glenn Ruggles, Advisor from Walled Lake Central High School for 25 years and founder of the Mid-American Model United Nations.

Dr. Jonathan Swift, Advisor from Livonia Stevenson, founder of the School of Global Education in Livonia.

Al Kniss, Advisor from Traverse City High School, and Traverse City West High School for 30 years.

Dan Madion, delegate from Traverse City Central and key member of MAMUN’s staff during its first 10 years.

Judy Bergeski, Advisor from Bishop Borgess and Livonia Stevenson and has brought thousands of high school students to Model UNs.

Tom McCarthy, Advisor from Bishop Borgess, St. Ursula Academy, and Ottawa Hills, he was responsible for bringing MAGEC to Ohio.

Charles Rennie, Advisor from Traverse City West, delegate from Traverse City High.

Mark Willard, Advisor from Walled Lake Central for over 20 years.

Mark Pontoni, Co-founder of the Mid-American Global Education Council and its flagship conference Mid-American Model United Nations, involved in Model United Nations in the Midwest for 50 years.

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