Students win first place in PBL state competition

Mon Apr 9, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Northark Phi Beta LambdaNorthark’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) continued its long history of bringing awards back to campus.  In the recent state competition, more than half of the students competing earned eligibility to represent Northark at the PBL National Leadership Competition in Baltimore, MD in June.

Twelve students attended the PBL State Leadership Conference in Little Rock, AR on April 6-7, 2018. North Arkansas College was well represented as students placed in 19 event award categories. The nine students eligible to represent Northark at nationals include Brent Lawrence, Odessa Barron, Carson Hinrichs, Betty Wade, Brandy Gatlin, Sherry Eudy, TaKara Morris, Jennifer Boucher, and Casey Dean.

Notable achievers that won the top spot in Arkansas were Brandy Gatlin & Batty Wade for Human Resource Management and Sherry Eudy for Management Analysis & Decision Making.  Odessa Barron, Carson Hinrichs, Brent Lawrence and Betty Wade teamed up to win the Parliamentary Procedure event.  Casey Dean had the best overall Sales Presentation.

Member Sherry Eudy was elected as PBL State Executive Vice President of Membership for 2018-2019.

The Northark PBL Chapter enjoys the 2nd largest professional division membership in the state.  The chapter placed 5th in Largest Local Chapter Membership Percentage Increase and was recognized as a Gold Chapter at the conference.

The State Leadership Conference is held prior to the National Leadership Conference, which provides various opportunities for leadership development, fundraising, and corporate facility tours for participants.

Pictured front row: TaKara Morris, Sherry Eudy, second row, Odessa Barron, Casey Dean, third row, Advisers Janet McMurrin and Melanie King, Betty Wade, Brandy Gatlin, fourth row, Jessica Barrett, Nicole Brown, fifth row, Keandra Stowe, sixth row, Drew Garrett, Brent Lawrence, back - Carson Hinrichs.

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