Eastern Kentucky University students proved they meant business, excelling at the recent 2017 Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference (NLC).
The annual conference, held in Anaheim, California, June 24-27, invites future business leaders to compete in academic competitions, attend workshops, and share business ventures and successes with others in their field.
EKU’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter sent 15 students to the NLC to compete, with a whopping 13 placing in the top 10 for their respective competitions and bringing home a combined total of $2,500 in cash awards.
· Daniel Bevins, Austin Kidd and Dalton Stanley, all of Pikeville, 1st place, Business Presentation
· Dalton Stanley, 1st place, Project Management
· Laura Jackson, Barbourville, 2nd place, Business Law
· Austin Hodge, Cannon, 2nd place, Retail Management
· Alex Martin, Richmond, and Wendi Smith, Pikeville, 4th place, Desktop Publishing
· Savannah Day, Owingsville, 4th place, Statistical Analysis
· Jessica Casebolt, Pikeville, 4th place, Public Speaking
· Austin Hodge, 5th place, Managerial Concepts
· Daniel Bevins, 5th place, Sales Presentation
· Weston Robbie, Lexington, 6th place, Cyber Security
· Hunter West, Berea, 7th place, Help Desk
· Shanoah Shelton, Richmond and Seth Barron, Eubank, 7th place, Business Ethics
Other participants included Caitlyn Klaas of Union and Sydney Ziebold of Fairfield, Ohio.
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda is the nation’s largest and oldest student business organization, with a mission to bring business and education together in a positive, working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Eastern’s PBL chapter is headed by Dr. Marcel Robles, but also receives financial and academic support from Dr. Lana Carnes, chair of the department of Management, Marketing, and International Business; Dr. Ed Davis, associate dean of the College of Business and Technology; and Dr. Thomas Erekson, dean of the college.
“These future business leaders bring great to recognition to EKU and to our School of Business, as they demonstrate their vast knowledge and skills learned in our business classes,” Robles said of the chapter. “This group of students should be recognized as outstanding leaders and role models that we want as business students and future alums of EKU.”
Inset photo: Dalton Stanley and Wendi Smith
-- by Yasmin White, Student Writer, EKU Communications & Brand Management