Cameron University mediation team takes honors at national competition

The Cameron University Mediation Team of Wyonna Alberty, Emily Spivey and Phyllis Williams placed fifth in the mediation competition at the 15th Annual International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament, sponsored by the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution, in early November. The team competed against 40 teams from 22 colleges and universities from across the country.

“Placing in the top five is a great accomplishment for the Cameron team,” says Gary Kowaluk, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. “Wyonna, Emily and Phyllis prepared extensively in advance of the tournament. Their dedication paid off, and they represented Cameron extremely well.”

Alberty is a junior from Lawton, Spivey is a senior from Marlow, and Williams is a sophomore from Elgin. All three are criminal justice majors.

The InterNational ADR Society is a student-run organization established to create greater awareness of mediation and the impact it is having on the courts and on society generally. Its annual mediation tournament gives students a real-life experience as mediator and as an attorney and client. Teams are made up of three students, each of whom must act as mediator in one of the three preliminary rounds.

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November 25, 2014

PR# 14-209