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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

July 06, 2018

College of the Ozarks students take first place in national Phi Beta Lambda competition in Baltimore

First place winners at the 2018 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference.Senior Michael Galioto, business management and public relations major, Kortney Cambers, junior public relations major, and recent graduate Andrew Carson, and took first place awards at the 2018 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, June 23-26, 2018.

Nine C of O students compete in Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference.Nine College of the Ozarks students competed in the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference. (L-R): senior Evan Schiefer, senior Chris Miller, senior Max Janssen, senior Michael Galioto, May 2018 graduate Andrew Carson, May 2018 graduate Molly Thomas, sophomore Emily Braden, junior Kortney Cambers, and senior Kaitlyn Dewey

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Three College of the Ozarks students took first place awards at the 2018 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, June 23-26, 2018. This conference tests the students’ aptitude in many business categories, such as cost accounting, hospitality management, job interview, and small business management plan.

Senior Michael Galioto, business management and public relations major, and 2018 graduate Andrew Carson, took first place in Small Business Management Plan. Kortney Cambers, junior public relations major, took first place in Hospitality Management.

This is the first year the college has had three first place awards,” said Emily Emery, assistant professor of business administration and PBL club advisor. “Our department is very proud of the work these students put in, and we cannot wait for next year.”

“The PBL trip to Baltimore, Maryland, was an adventure and great learning experience,” Cambers said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to add skills to my professional portfolio.”

“Hard work and grit, combined with a great partner, brought an incredible end to a PBL career,” Galioto said. “Thank you, Andrew Carson, for a great chance to compete with our business plan and thank you, Mrs. Emery, for advising our club and supporting us all the way to nationals.”

Conference participants and awards

  • Kortney Cambers, junior public relations major, from Neosho, Missouri, took first place in Hospitality Management
  • Andrew Carson, May 2018 graduate, from Springfield, Missouri, took first place in Small Business Management Plan
  • Michael Galioto, senior business management and public relations major, from Stow, Ohio, took first place in Small Business Management Plan
  • Emily Braden, sophomore business administration and public relations major, from Sikeston, Missouri, competed in Information Management Systems and Organizational Behavior Leadership
  • Kaitlyn Dewey, senior business marketing major, from Gassville, Arkansas, competed in Desktop Publishing
  • Max Janssen, senior business administration major, from Branson, Missouri, competed in Job Interview
  • Chris Miller, senior business management major, from Rolla, Missouri, competed in Project Management
  • Evan Schiefer, senior accounting major, from Columbia, Missouri, competed in Cost Accounting
  • Molly Thomas, May 2018 graduate, from Pea Ridge, Arkansas, competed in Desktop Publishing and Information Management Systems

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 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. 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 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at www.facebook.com/collegeoftheozarks or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.

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07.06.18 – Valorie Coleman

 

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