Vicki Alexander Herriott, MUM team coach and tournament organizer, said that the MUM participants in tournament "were a calming influence as mediators, and were creative problem solvers as Advocates and Clients.”
The MUM students participating in the tournament integrated what they had learned in their classes.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review
1 December 2015
Competing against nine other teams from colleges in Iowa and Illinois, Maharishi University of Management (MUM) students took a number of top awards in a mediation tournament held on campus last month, including the overall championship.
Lauren Webster tied for first place in the Individual Mediator category with Elle Lannon from the University of Dubuque.
In addition, Ms. Webster and Nashon Yisrael tied for first place in the Client/Advocate category, with Tal Ron coming in second.
The MUM team of Ms. Webster, Mr. Yisrael, and Mr. Ron won the team award for Client/Advocate and won the Tournament Championship cup.
Also competing for MUM were Janet McDonald, Himanshu Ramsamooj, Jim Marazita, and Shawn Daudi.
"The tournament went very smoothly," said Vicki Alexander Herriott, MUM team coach and tournament organizer. "I'm very proud of all the MUM participants. They did a great job of integrating what they had learned in their Mediation and Negotiation class. They were a calming influence as mediators, and were creative problem solvers as Advocates and Clients."
The competition gives awards to individuals in the categories of Mediator and Client/Advocate and team awards for the same categories, and then an overall championship cup.
This is the sixth year MUM has hosted the annual Peacemaker's Intercollegiate Mock Mediation Tournament.
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