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News Release
 
08/12/10

Three Peru State College Students Place in National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference in Nashville

 

(Peru, Neb.) Three members of Peru State College’s (PSC) chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), a state and national business association, recently earned high honors at the association’s National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Jennifer Clark, a business education major and mathematics minor from Bellevue, placed seventh in the Future Business Teacher category. The team of Lisa Sierks, a senior human systems/performance management and marketing major from Brownville, and Elizabeth McKim, a senior human systems/performance management and marketing major from Humboldt, placed 10th in the Management Analysis & Decision category.

PSC President Dan Hanson said, “We are proud to have had these students represent Peru State College at the national level. This is a tough competition, so it’s a testament to the quality of our students and the education they have received here at Peru State to have three place in the national competition. I congratulate them for their efforts.”

The competition focused on a wide range of business-related tests, including subjects ranging from financial analysis and economic concepts to human resource management and business ethics. PSC Assistant Professor of Business Sheri Grotrian is the group’s advisor.

The Peru State chapter of PBL as a whole was honored at a statewide conference earlier this year with a Bronze Excellence Award for their commitment to the organization by participating in various community service projects and other activities.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) education association with 250,000 students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.