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Nicole Lawler of Orefield earned an award for outstanding position paper at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference recently held in New York City. She is a sophomore majoring in psychology, political science, theology, and economics at King’s College.
Lawler’s paper represented the political position of the Dominican Republic on a range of women’s issues for the Commission on the Status of Women. This is the second consecutive year a King's student has been recognized with an outstanding position paper; junior Sean Ziller earned an award last year for his paper representing the political position of Uganda on the Human Rights Council.
Lawler is a member of several honor societies, including Pi Sigma Alpha, political science; Psi Chi, psychology; and Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition.
She is president of the Class of 2015 for student government, and treasurer of the Columbiettes, a charitable division of the Knights of Columbus. She is a member of the College’s Honors Program, Pre-Law Society, and Student Advisory Board. She also serves as a resident assistant, campus activities leader, and Monarch Ambassador for admissions events.
She volunteers for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, serves as a mentor for non-violent youth offenders in the College’s Juvenile Justice College Mentoring Program, and participated in a SERVE (Students Engaged in Reflective Volunteer Experiences) service trip to Pittsburgh, working with the Change a Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program run by the Sisters of Saint Francis of the Neumann Communities.
Lawler recently completed a study abroad experience to India, which included learning components in Agartala, Bangalore, and Delhi. She is participating in a summer internship at the Community Corrections Center. She is a member of King’s Scholars in Service Program and participates in various community service projects throughout the academic year.
More than 2,000 students from around the world competed in the 2013 NMUN competition. Each student writes a position paper prior to the conference to stake out the position of the delegation on each of three global issues that will be addressed in committees. The NMUN organization is designed to advance an understanding of the United Nations and contemporary international issues.
She is the daughter of Sean and Carol Lawler.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.