Phi Beta Lambda wins awards at national conference

Mon Jul 9, 2018 at 01:30 PM

More than 1,800 of America’s best and brightest college students traveled to Baltimore, Md., to compete nationally and to network, develop leadership skills and attend career planning workshops.

The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) National Leadership Conference was held June 23–26. Participants from across the United States attended the conference to enhance their business skills, expand their networks, and participate in 60 business and business-related competitive events.

Eight Northark PBL students received national recognition at the PBL Awards of Excellence Program. Top ten placements were:

4th Place - Casey Dean, Sales Presentation

7th Place - Brent Lawrence, Carson Hinrichs, Betty Wade & Odessa Barron, Parliamentary Procedure

7th Place - Carson Hinrichs, Integrated Marketing Campaign

9th Place - Brandy Gatlin, Jennifer Boucher & Casey Dean, Community Service Project


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

Placing 11-14th in the nation were Brent Lawrence and TaKara Morris for Business Presentation.

The award ceremony 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

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