Two Eastern Kentucky University business students recently placed tops in their respective divisions at the Kentucky Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Conference, held April 2 at Georgetown College. Abby Ambrose and Rachel Craft will compete at the organization’s National Leadership Conference, to be held in Chicago this June.
Ambrose, a junior accounting major from Berea, placed first in Organizational Behavior and Leadership.
Craft, a junior accounting major from Ashland, placed first in the Retail Management category.
“I am very excited to be competing at a national level and am looking forward to the conference in Chicago,” Craft said.
While some of the competitions were held virtually, four EKU students traveled to Georgetown College for in-person events.
PBL is an organization for all students with an interest in business and strives to bridge the gap between the classroom and the business world by promoting competent business leadership, understanding business enterprise, establishing career goals, encouraging scholarship, promoting sound financial management and developing character and confidence. Ambrose and Craft highly recommend being a part of the organization.
“There are endless networking opportunities within the conferences and we are constantly exposed to all sorts of business professional environments that can prepare us for further business careers,” PBL President Ambrose said. “Being in PBL is a great resume builder, in the fact that we plan to do community service and outreach projects in the years to come.”
“Being a part of this club will help you grow professional and will help you make connections you might not have made otherwise,” Craft said. “PBL is an asset to EKU and I wish more students would get involved.” Craft is the treasurer of the group.
Any student is welcome to join PBL, said Susan Gadd, accounting instructor and adviser. Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday each month in BTC 130 from 5 to 6 p.m.