PBL students win 31 awards at state conference

Wed Apr 26, 2017 at 10:43 AM

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Cutline for photo: PBL members shown are: L-R (standing) Sherry Eudy, Jennifer Boucher, Brent Lawrence, Haley Hipp, Carson Hinrichs, Collyn Bailey, Thomas Baker, Betty Wade, James Melton, Jeff Kelley, Odessa Barron (L-R Front) Tetiana Walter and Stephanie Jean Hankins.

Twenty-three North Arkansas College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) students won 31 awards at the 2017 State Leadership Conference held recently in Little Rock.  Thirteen will go onto the national competition in Anaheim, CA in June.

The competition offers PBL members the opportunity to compete in more than 50 different events representing the focus of FBLA-PBL on business and leadership development.  The winners then go on to compete against two and four-year institutions from across the nation. 

The Northark PBL Chapter brought home eight fifth place awards, four fourth place awards, six third place awards, seven second place awards and six first place awards. 

“The students did really well,” said PBL Adviser Janet McMurrin. “They did a great job representing Northark this year!”

The Northark PBL award placings are as follows:

First Place

Business Presentation – Stephanie Jean Hankins

Web Site Design – Tetiana Walter, Stephanie Jean Hankins

Community Service Project – Collyn Bailey, Jennifer Boucher, Brent Lawrence

Macroeconomics – 2 yr. schools – Anthony Jackson

Public Speaking – Baker Wilson

Scrapbook – Tetiana Walter


Second Place

Business Ethics – Brent Lawrence, Thomas Baker

Macroeconomics – Overall – Anthony Jackson

Macroeconomics – 2 yr. schools – Jordan Cocanower

Programming Concepts – James Melton

Small Business Management Plan – Carson Hinrichs

Web Site Design – Haley Hipp

Sales Presentation – Baker Wilson


Third Place

Administrative Technology - 2 year schools – Jessica Barrett

Business Communication - 2 year schools – Jeff Kelley

Business Presentation – Thomas Baker

Macroeconomics - 2 year schools - Jordan Cocanower

Management Analysis & Decision Making - Sherry Eudy & Brent Lawrence

Microeconomics - 2 year schools - Trevor Himschoot



Fourth Place

Administrative Technology - 2 year schools - Bridget Sciarra

Computer Applications - 2 year schools - Odessa Barron

Human Resource Management - Betty Wade

Information Management - Jeff Kelley


Fifth Place

Business Communication - 2 year schools - Jennifer Boucher

Computer Applications - 2 year schools - Jennifer Boucher

Computer Concepts - Odessa Barron

Desktop Publishing - Haley Hipp & Tetiana Walter

Hospitality Management - Carson Hinrichs

Management Concepts - Betty Wade

Marketing Analysis & Decision Making - Trevor Himschoot

Public Speaking – James Melton


Phi Beta Lambda is one of the largest student groups at Northark and is geared toward students interested in the different aspects of the business world. Students learn how to prepare a proper resume, establish valuable contacts, engage in peer networking and participate in community service.

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