Southeast Students Land 33 Awards at Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference

PBL_SLC_SP17_GroupSoutheast Missouri State University students took second place overall, winning 33 awards in 28 individual and team events at the State Leadership Conference of Phi Beta Lambda March 31 and April 1 at Drury College in Springfield, Missouri.

Southeast finished behind only the University of Missouri-Columbia. Members of the Southeast Zeta Alpha Lambda chapter of Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) garnered six first-place, four second-place, four third-place, two fourth-place, and five fifth-place finishes.

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From left are Rebecca Ott, 2016-2017 Missouri State PBL secretary; Dr. Dana Schwieger, Missouri State PBL Advisor of the Year and Southeast PBL co-advisor; and Dylan Kennedy, 2017-2018 Missouri State PBL president.

Seventeen of the Southeast students are now eligible to advance to the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California June 24-27.

The conference provided students with an opportunity to hear presentations on leadership, network with other participants, run for state leadership positions and participate in competitive events. Representatives from 20 colleges and universities from across Missouri participated in the business-oriented competitive event portion of the program.

During the conference, Southeast senior, Dylan Kennedy, a junior corporate communication major from Catron, Missouri, was re-elected Missouri State Phi Beta Lambda president for 2017-2018.

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Southeast’s Parliamentary team took first place. From left are Jackson Pulley, Andrew Bathon, Kylee Stevenson, Ben Zimmer and Johnathan Kuntzman.

Southeast students have held state office positions for nine consecutive years. Along with Kennedy, Rebecca Ott, a Southeast junior hospitality management major from Wentzville, Missouri, ended her term, having served as state secretary during the 2016-2017 year.

Also at the conference, Dr. Dana Schwieger, professor of management information systems in Southeast’s Department of Accounting and co-advisor to the University’s PBL chapter, was named Missouri State Phi Beta Lambda Advisor of the Year for 2017-2018.

Results of Southeast students at this year’s state leadership conference are as follows:

 

 

First Place:

  • Accounting for Professionals
    • Kristi Brucker
  • Computer Concepts
    • Dalton Young
  • Hospitality Management
    • Rebecca Ott
    • Dylan Kennedy
  • Local Chapter Annual Business Report
    • Dylan Kennedy and Rebecca Ott
  • Parliamentary Procedure
    • Jackson Pulley
    • Kylee Stevenson
    • Andrew Bathon
    • Benjamin Zimmer
    • Johnathan Kuntzman
  • Strategic Analysis and Decision Making
    • Benjamin Zimmer

Second Place:

  • Cost Accounting
    • Kristi Brucker
  • Cyber Security
    • Dalton Young
  • Job Interview
    • Skyler Ring
  • Small Business Management Plan
    • Nick Joggerst
    • Nicole Bauman
    • Skyler Ring

Third Place:

  • Accounting Principles
    • Mallory Westerman
  • Financial Concepts
    • Halley Olveda
  • Business Presentation
    • Rebecca Ott
    • Dylan Kennedy
  • Social Media Campaign
    • Kylee Stevenson
    • Skyler Collison

Fourth Place:

  • Sports Management & Marketing
    • Melissa Stephens
  • Future Business Executive
    • Erika Bone

Fifth Place:

  • Contemporary Sports Issues
    • Melissa Stephens
  • Justice Administration
    • Jackson Pulley
  • Marketing Concepts
    • Johnathan Kuntzman
  • Personal Finance
    • Andrew Mitchell
  • Programming Concepts
    • Dalton Young