Mediation brings home awards from Peacemaker Tournament

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Lewis University Mediation Team brings home hardware from Peacemaker Tournament

Published: November 6, 2012.

The Lewis University Mediation Team competed in the 4th Annual Peacemaker Mediation Tournament Oct. 27-28 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Overall, the Lewis University team won nine of 12 individual awards and five of 10 team awards.

In Mediation, Jake Garringer won first place, Cary Hansing and Tiffany Wasilewski won second place and Matt Vasquez won third place. In Advocacy, Jake Garringer and Oliver Estrada won first place; Sean Lenkus and Tiffany Wasilewski won second place along with Ben Pavur and Tiffany Wasilewski; Ben Pavur and Sean Lenkus won third place along with Cody Curin and Brianna Diaz.

Team awards in Mediation were given to Olivia Estrada, Matt Vasquez, and Jake Garringer for third place in Mediation; Sean Lenckus, Ben Pavur, and Tiffany Wasilewski for fourth place in Mediation. Team awards in Advocacy were given to Sean Lenckus, Tiffany Wasilewski and Ben Pavur for first place; Cody Curin, Cary Hansing and Brianna Diaz for second place; Jake Garringer, Olivia Estrada and Matt Vasquez for fourth place.

Mediation members include Cody Curin, Cary Hansing, Sean Lenckus, Ben Pavur, Tiffany Wasilewski, Brianna Diaz, Matt Vasquez, Olivia Estrada, Bridgette Ferriera, Jake Garringer, Shannon Lukowski and Kathleen Skinner.

The Lewis University Mediation Teamís performance qualified two teams to compete at the national championship in Gainesville, Ga.

Dr. James Houlihan, professor and director of the Pre-Law program at Lewis University, is the head coach of the team. Angela Henderson of Angela Henderson, PC in Joliet, Lewis University 2012 alumna Jennifer Merzlock of Angela Henderson, PC in Joliet, and Lewis University 2008 alumnus Joseph Volin of Lewis University are coaches. Contact Dr. James Houlihan at (815) 836-5313 or to learn more about the academic teams at Lewis University.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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