Business Students Win Awards at PBL Conference

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

April 6, 2010 – Business students representing Phi Beta Lambda at Southeast Missouri State University won several awards at the 51st Annual Missouri Phi Beta Lambda Conference March 23-25 in Jefferson City, Mo.

The chapter won second place in March of Dimes Fund Raising, the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit and the JoAnn Newcomer Spirit Award. The chapter’s local annual business report placed first in the state. The report was prepared by Daniel Schuenemeyer of Cape Girardeau, Emilee Glueck of Scott City, Mo., Samantha Durst of LaGrange, Mo., and Katie Deason of Blodgett, Mo.

Students also competed in individual events, with several placing at the state level.  Winners are as follows:

Nathan Litchfield of Jackson, Mo., and Schuenemeyer placed first in business ethics. Danielle Huebner of Red Bud, Ill., placed first in Contemporary Sports Issues. Ibrahim Elbreki of Hazelwood, Mo., Litchfield and Schuenemeyer placed first in Emerging Business Issues. Huebner placed first in Sports Management and Marketing. Jordy Howell placed second in Accounting for Professionals. Jaclyn Birks of Festus, Mo., placed second in Business Communication. Daniel Levesque of Marion, Ill., placed second in International Business. Deason placed third in the Job Interview category. Schuenemeyer placed third in Who’s Who in Missouri Phi Beta Lambda. Tyler Craven of Springfield, Ill., placed fourth in Accounting Analysis and Decision Making. Glueck and Daniel Levesque of Marion, Ill., placed fourth in Desktop Publishing. David Burle of Farmington, Mo., placed fourth in Financial Concepts and fifth in Financial Analysis and Decision Making.

Students who placed first or second are eligible to attend the National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference in July in Nashville, Tenn.

While at the conference, chapter members participated in networking, fund raising for the March of Dimes and leadership development. Schuenemeyer, a state and local officer, presented a workshop on Officership. Two Southeast students were elected to state office: Glueck was elected secretary and Deason was elected treasurer. Glueck received the state’s endorsement to run for National Phi Beta Lambda secretary.

“While it’s sad to end another term in office, I am extraordinarily proud of our chapter’s accomplishments,” said Schuenemeyer, outgoing Missouri Phi Beta Lambda vice president and local chapter president. “I am confident that our chapter will continue with great success at nationals.”

Fifteen Southeast students participated in the state conference.

For more information about the organization, visit the national Web site www.fbla.pbl.org, the local Web site of www6.semo.edu/pbl or e-mail the chapter at pbl@semo.edu.