MSSU SW Model Arab League members are recognized
March 18, 2012
Members of Missouri Southern State University's Egyptian delegation who participated in the Southwest Model Arab League on March 8-10, 2012, at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock are (from L-R) Luke Smith, Joplin; Larissa Cross, Joplin; Rachel Allnutt, Joplin; Chase Tolin, Galena, KS; John Carr, Neosho; Caitlan Smith, Independence; Dr. Conrad Gubera, MSSU; Michael Pisanti, Wentworth; Michael Ori, Joplin; Dr. Ann Wyman, MSSU; Ricky Rubrecht, Springfield; and Brandon Dockery, Neosho. For the 20th year in a row Missouri Southern has sponsored a student delegtion to participate in the Model Arab League. They represented Eqypt, the country featured in the 2011 fall international semester. In the Arab Court of Justice, Egypt (MSSU) won its case against Sudan (UALR) regarding water rights on the Nile River. Chase Tolin, a sophomore political science major, received recognition as the winning attorney who pled Egypt's plaintiff position in the case. Michael Ori, a senior sociology major, received the Outstanding Delegate Award presented in the Arab Heads of State Council for his portrayal of Egypt's supreme military general who had been the country's temporary leader since the February 2011 revolution.

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