Local Students Help SEMO Chapter Earn National Awards At PBL Conference

Ten Southeast Missouri State University student members of the  Zeta Alpha Lambda chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) brought home seven awards in individual and team events at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, which took place June 24 through June 28 in San Antonio, Texas.

The students garnered one fourth-place, one sixth-place, two seventh-place, one eighth-place, one ninth-place and one 10th-place finishes.

The national conference provided students opportunities to learn about fundraising opportunities and technology vendors, network with other future business leaders, hear from keynote speakers, attend workshops, and participate in competitive events. Representatives from chapters across the country participated in the business-oriented competitive event portion of the program.

The Southeast Missouri State University chapter was honored with an “Outstanding Local Chapter” distinction, which recognizes outstanding chapters that have completed 15 membership, community service and education activities.

Results of Southeast students at this year’s national leadership conference are as follows:

  • Forensic accounting, fourth place (Kylie Collins of Gallatin, Missouri, and Adrienne Webery of St. Mary).
  • Accounting analysis and decision-making, sixth place (Collins, Webery and Mallory Westerman of Chester, Illinois).
  • Accounting for professionals, seventh place (Ryan Truvillion of Kansas City, Missouri).
  • Business presentation, seventh place (Nicole Bauman of Ste. Genevieve and Westerman).
  • Local chapter annual business report, eighth place (Bauman and Skyler Ring of Ste. Genevieve).
  • Business law, ninth place (Bauman and Ring).
  • Parliamentary procedure, 10th place (Antwan Gill of St. Louis, Cody Goodrich of Ste. Genevieve, Allison Karleskint of Jackson, Amber Macklin of Ste. Genevieve and Ring).

(Information in a news release from Southeast Missouri State University.)

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