This April, Texas Wesleyan’s Model Arab League team received top honors while representing Saudi Arabia at the regional conference in Commerce, Texas.
Coached by Dr. Halil Ibrahim Salih, Professor of Political Science, the six-member team received the Overall Honorable Mention Delegation, and four students were recognized as Outstanding Delegates - Abbey Borghee, Kendal Carnley, Tyler J. Mendez and Saundra Redmon. Members of the debate delegation included Abbey Borghee, Kendal Carnley, Tyler J. Mendez, Saundra Redmon, Michele Sackett and Joy Melody Woods.
Other universities participating in this years’ competition included Baylor University, University of North Texas, St. Mary’s University, Centenary College of Louisiana, Harding University, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Southern Arkansas University, Arkansas Tech University, Oklahoma Baptist University and Oklahoma Christian University.
Under the leadership of Dr. Salih, Texas Wesleyan students have been participating in the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations' Model Arab League (MAL) Program for nearly 30 years. The program gives undergraduate college students the opportunity to learn about the politics and history of the Arab world and the art of diplomacy and public speech. MAL competition prepares students to be informed and effective citizens as well as civic and public affairs leaders.
Congratulations to Dr. Salih and our MAL team.