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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Email: pr@cofo.edu

May 30, 2019

Twenty-six College of the Ozarks students compete at Phi Beta Lambda state conference

C of O Phi Beta Lambda students compete at state conference.Competitors display their medals after the Missouri PBL State Leadership Conference on April 13 at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri. Back Row (L-R): Junior Colton Roepke, sophomore Benjamin Lunsford, senior Ricardo Devoto 2nd Row (L-R): Sophomore James Johnson, senior Uliks Bokshi, senior Emily Braden, senior John Essary, senior Marcos Devoto, senior Evan Schiefer 3rd Row (L-R): Senior Max Janssen, junior Colton Young, senior Alexandria Spears, senior Charlie Thompson, junior Victoria Spencer, junior Julieta Gallardo 4th Row (L-R): Senior Kaitlyn Dewey, senior Juliet Thompson, senior Shana Topka, senior Kortney Cambers, junior Lindsay Hemann, senior Kateryna Sergyeyeva

Eighteen advance to national conference

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) attended the Missouri PBL State Leadership Conference on April 13 at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, Missouri. This conference tests the students’ aptitude in many business categories, such as economics, hospitality management, job interview, and small business management plan.

Twenty-six students from the College competed at the state level, and of the twenty-six, eighteen are advancing to the national level, which will be held in San Antonio, Texas, June 24 – 27, 2018.

College of the Ozarks PBL is led by Kaitlyn Dewey, club president and senior business administration major, and Emily Braden, club vice president and junior business administration and public relations double major.

“This is the largest group of students the College has ever sent to the PBL state competition,” said College of the Ozarks PBL Advisor Emily Emery, assistant professor of business administration. “The business department is very proud of this group of talented students and are confident they will do well this summer.”

The following first, second, and third place winners all will advance to national competition.

First Place Award Winners

  • Uliks Bokshi, senior, from Crestwood, Missouri
    • First place, global analysis and decision making
    • First place, marketing analysis and decision making
  • Kortney Cambers, junior, from Neosho, Missouri
    • First place, client service
    • First place, marketing analysis and decision making
    • Second place, organizational behavior and leadership
  • Marcos Devoto, junior, from Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • First place, job interview
  • Kaitlyn Dewey, senior, Gassville, Arkansas
    • First place, small business management plan
    • Second place, insurance concepts
    • Fourth place, desktop publishing
  • Max Janssen, senior, from the Netherlands
    • First place, global analysis and decision making
    • Fifth place, public speaking
  • Benjamin Lunsford, freshman, from Harrison, Arkansas
    • First place, retail management
    • Second place, project management
  • Evan Schiefer, senior, from Raymore, Missouri
    • First place, accounting principles
    • First place, small business management plan
    • Second place, public speaking
  • Grace Still, sophomore, from Grovespring, Missouri
    • First place, business communication
  • Charlie Thompson, junior, from Smithville, Missouri
    • First place, strategic analysis and decision making
    • First place, marketing analysis and decision making
  • Juliet Thompson, junior, from Smithville, Missouri
    • First place, marketing analysis and decision making
  • Colton Young, junior, from Marshfield, Missouri
    • First place, sales presentation

Second Place Award Winners

  • John Essary, senior, from Portageville, Missouri
    • Second place, human resource management
  • Lindsay Hemann, junior, from Osage, Iowa
    • Second place, marketing concepts
    • Fourth place, desktop publishing
  • James Johnson, freshman, from Andalusia, Illinois
    • Second place, justice administration
    • Fifth place, hospitality management
  • Kateryna Sergyeyeva, senior, from Kharkiv, Ukraine
    • Second place, retail management

Third Place Award Winners

  • Emily Braden, junior, from Sikeston, Missouri
    • Third place, business decision making
    • Third place, information management
  • Ricardo Devoto, junior, from Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Third place, marketing concepts
  • Tanner Maasen, sophomore, from Freeburg, Missouri
    • Third place, programming concepts
    • Fifth place, computer concepts

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2019 and No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center — the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility — was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2019. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest workstation on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.

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05.30.19 – Emily Braden

 

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