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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 24, 2013

Phi Beta Lambda members capture first place awards at state conference

Three Northwest Missouri State University students have qualified for the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in June after placing first in their events at the state competition last month.

Brianna Forbes, a senior business management and marketing major, and David Farmer, a junior business management major, both from Lee’s Summit, placed first in Business Presentation at the 54th Annual Missouri Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in Columbia. Forbes and Shyle Floyd, a sophomore business management major from Clive, Iowa, also placed first in Small Business Management Plan.

The students will now represent Northwest at the National Leadership Conference in June 22-25 in Anaheim, Calif.

The annual state conference features competitive events for individuals and teams as well as leadership training and networking opportunities. It draws students and teams from colleges and universities throughout the state of Missouri.

Phi Beta Lambda is an educational association of postsecondary student members preparing for careers in business. Members develop leadership skills, initiate business ventures and organize community service projects. There are more than 11,000 active members in the United States. Missouri has more than 400 members belonging to 22 chapters.

Lisa Bishop, instructor of marketing, advises the Northwest chapter. For more information about Northwest's Phi Beta Lambda chapter send an email 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