July 03, 2019
College of the Ozarks students receive top awards in Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference
POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Fourteen College of the Ozarks students competed at the 2019 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 24-27. Ten students received top awards in their business categories. Participants were able to compete in up to three events.
This conference tests the students’ aptitude in many business categories, such as cost accounting, hospitality management, job interview, and small business management plan.
“The business department is very proud of our students and the skills they showcased at the national conference,” said Emily Emery, assistant professor of business administration and PBL club advisor. “Our PBL chapter is now the largest in the state of Missouri, and we look forward to the future success of these students.”
“The PBL National Leadership Conference helped prepare me for future business roles by strengthening my public speaking abilities and exercising my creative process,” said Charlie Thompson, senior business management major.
“The national conference taught me a lot about my future field of sales and marketing, as well as my own abilities,” said Colton Young, junior business marketing major. “I look forward to using this experience as a building block for future success.”
Third place recipients
Lindsay Hemann, junior business marketing major from Osage, Iowa, took third place in Marketing Concepts
Uliks Bokshi, senior business administration major from St. Louis, Missouri, took third place in Strategic Analysis and Decision Making and fifth place in Global Analysis and Decision Making
Charlie Thompson, senior business administration major from Smithville, Missouri, took third place in Strategic Analysis and Decision Making and third place in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making
Juliet Thompson, senior business marketing major from Smithville, Missouri, took third place in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making
Kortney Cambers, senior public relations major from Neosho, Missouri, took third place in Marketing Analysis and Decision Making
Fourth Place recipients
Evan Schiefer, May 2019 graduate from Columbia, Missouri, took fourth place in Small Business Management Plan and ninth place in Public Speaking
Kaitlyn Dewey, May 2019 graduate from Gassville, Arkansas, took fourth place in Small Business Management Plan
About Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business. FBLA-PBL’s program focuses on leadership development, academic competitions, education programs, membership benefits, community service, and awards and recognition. Their mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparations and leadership experiences.