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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

March 28, 2011

Members of Phi Beta Lambda chapter place at state competition

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Members of Northwest Missouri State University's Phi Beta Lambda chapter placed while competing Friday, March 25, at the Missouri Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in Jefferson City.

Ryan Jackson, a senior business management major from Independence, placed second in marketing concepts and third in cyber security. He is now qualified for the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference June 23-26 in Orlando, Fla.

Benjamin Throm, a sophomore business management major from Marysville, Kan., also placed fourth in job interview and fifth in future business executive.

This was the first year the chapter attended the conference. Jackson is executive president and Throm is executive vice president of the chapter. Chapter Chief of Staff Kelsey High and Executive of Finances Brianna Forbes also attended.

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

For more information about Northwest's Phi Beta Lambda chapter send an e-mail to, or visit the national organization's website at  

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468