PBL earns top honors at national conference

Mon Jul 10, 2017 at 11:36 AM

phi beta lambda awardsAward photo cutline: PBL winners are shown from left: Carson Hinrichs, Tetiana Walter, Haley Hipp and Stephanie Jean Hankins.







Photo cutline for group picture: Phi Beta Lambda Adviser Melanie King, Jeff Kelley, Stephanie Jean Hankins, Adviser Janet McMurrin, Tetiana Walter, Jessica Barrett, Betty Wade, Haley Hipp, Collyn Bailey, Jennifer Boucher, Baker Wilson, Thomas Baker, Trevor Himschoot, Sherry Eudy, Brent Lawrence, Anthony Jackson, Carson Hinrichs and James Melton.


phi beta lambda bannerMore than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Southern California to establish their own Legacy of Leadership as they competed for the opportunity to win more than $95,000 in cash awards.

The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference was held June 24–27 in Anaheim, CA. Participants from across the United States attended this exciting conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in 60 business and business-related competitive events.

Five Northark PBL students received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program on June 27, and four other students placed in the top 15 in the nation. Top ten placements were:

2nd place: Tetiana Walter and Stephanie Jean Hankins, Website Design

5th place: Stephanie Jean Hankins, Business Presentation

7th place: Carson Hinrichs, Small Business Management Plan

7th place: Haley Hipp, Website Design


“The National Leadership Conference is very competitive, and we are proud of our students who represented North Arkansas College in Anaheim this year!” said Janet McMurrin, Northark PBL adviser.

Only the top 10 winners stand on stage to receive awards, four other students made it into the Top 15 Finalist category. Students in the Top 15 included Betty Wade in Human Resource Management, Baker Wilson in Sales Presentation, and Trevor Himschoot, Tetiana Walter & Sherry Eudy in Integrated Marketing Campaign.

The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to competitions, students immersed themselves in interactive workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and heard from motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.


About FBLA-PBL, Inc.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., the premier student business organization, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit fbla-pbl.org.

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