Upstate Mediation Center Celebrates National Conflict Resolution Day

The Upstate Mediation Center celebrated National Conflict Resolution Day on October 20th with a reception at Greenville’s Historic Kilgore-Lewis House to honor volunteer mediators and funders.  At this years’ event, UMC Volunteer Leah Parisi was awarded for conducting the most mediations in 2016.  Other volunteers honored at the reception include: Evan Cantrell, Bernie Ferrone, Sean Scoopmire, Don […]

Peer Mediation Skills Taught to Greer Middle IB School Students

On October 23rd, twenty-four Greer Middle IB School students attended a five-hour training session in basic peer mediation skills conducted by volunteer mediators from the Upstate Mediation Center (UMC). The training took place at the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. The students are members of the school’s IB Ambassador Council, which consists of carefully selected 6th-8th […]

Upstate Mediation Center Celebrates National Conflict Resolution Day

The Upstate Mediation Center celebrated National Conflict Resolution Day on October 15th by holding a reception to honor its volunteer mediators. At this years’ event, UMC Volunteer John Creech was awarded for conductingthe most mediations in 2015. Other volunteers honored at the reception include: Leah Parisi, Dave Messina, Bernie Ferrone, Don Vandersloot, Herb Burnham, Robert […]

UMC Lunch and Learn Program Features Judge Barry Knobel

Upstate Mediation Center welcomed former Family Court Judge Barry Knobelas the presenter for the June 19th UMC Lunch & Learn program. Over 35 UMC volunteers and interested individuals attended Judge Knobel’s presentation on “The Ultimate Oxymoron: Managing Emotions in Family Court Mediations.”Judge Knobel’s extensive experience from practicing Family Law in South Carolina for over 40 years led […]

Bernie Ferrone Honored by Upstate Mediation Center

Greenville, SC – At the 15th Anniversary celebration of the Upstate Mediation Center, Bernie Ferrone was honored for mediating the highest number of Family Court mediations. This was the second year he has received this distinction. The celebration was held in conjunction with National Mediation Week in October. During his twenty year real estate career, […]