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The members of Northwest’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter competed at the 55th Annual State Leadership Conference in Columbia, and four members qualified for the national contest in June.

The members of Northwest’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter competed at the 55th Annual State Leadership Conference in Columbia, and four members qualified for the national contest in June. (Submitted photo)

April 16, 2014

Phi Beta Lambda members place high at state conference

Members of Northwest Missouri State University’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter placed in seven categories April 12 at the 55th Annual State Leadership Conference in Columbia.

While all seven chapter members attended the conference, four members placed first or second individually and qualified to attend the National Leadership Conference June 24-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

Will Trout (senior management information systems major from Elkhorn, Neb.), Ben Throm (senior business management, marketing and management information systems major from Marysville, Kan.) and Brandon Baker (freshman nanoscience major from Koshkonong) placed first as a team in network design. Trout, Phi Beta Lambda’s president, also placed first in network concept, and Throm, vice president of membership, placed second in entrepreneurships concepts.

Rachel Kortkamp, (graduate student from Godfrey, Ill.) who serves as the chapter’s vice president of communications, took second place in job interviewing.

Shyle Floyd (junior business management and marketing major from Clive, Iowa), Langyu Wang (freshman accounting major from the People’s Republic of China) and Kyle Scott (sophomore computer science major from Maryville) also attended the state conference and participated in accounting, management, marketing and computer concept categories.

Phi Beta Lambda is a student academic organization that focuses on the development of business skills and networking in the workforce and the classroom. Lisa Bishop, instructor of marketing and management, is the chapter’s academic advisor.

For more information about Northwest’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter send an email to nwpbl@nwmissouri.edu, or visit the national organization's website at http://www.fbla-pbl.org/.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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