Peru State’s Phi Beta Lambda earns 17 first place awards at state conference.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2016, 5:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429

 

Peru, Nebraska- Twenty-seven Peru State College students competed in the 2015-2016 Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held in Kearney, Nebraska. Those 27 students brought home more than 70 top ten finishes including 17 first place awards.

Peru State PBL Students

Dr. Sheri Grotrian-Ryan, Phi Beta Lambda faculty advisor and associate professor, writes, “As you can see from the lengthy list of awards, Peru State College Phi Beta Lambda did extremely well again this year!”

“In addition to the state awards, 22 students automatically qualified for Nationals.”

The top 2 or 3 finishes, depending on the contest, are automatically eligible to compete at the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia this June. Students can compete in only 2 events at Nationals.

Grotrian-Ryan adds, “Since we have several students that will need to choose which events to compete in nationally, other students may ‘move up’ in the standings as participants decide which events they will enter.”

The Peru State College PBL chapter was also recognized with a Gold Level Excellence Award. Gold Level Excellence is the highest level possible and shows that the chapter contributed to regional and national conferences; PBL public relations; community service; and fundraising.

It was also noted that the Peru State PBL chapter has the second largest local four-year college membership.

Kendra Alberts (Auburn, NE)
4th place – Statistical Analysis

A. Benjamin Amoussou (Omaha, NE)
1st place – Cyber Security*
3rd place – Entrepreneurship Concepts*
6th place – Business Presentation

A. Benjamin Amoussou

A. Benjamin Amoussou (right) receives first place for Cyber Security.

Millie Anderson (Elmwood, NE)
1st place – Future Business Executive*
3rd place – Retail Management*
6th place – Marketing Concepts

Millie Anderson (right) receives award.

Millie Anderson (right) receives first place for Future Business Executive.

Mary Blacketer (Nebraska City, NE)
1st place – Administrative Technology*
2nd place – Computer Applications*
2nd place – Networking Concepts*
3rd place – Cyber Security*
6th place – Accounting for Professionals

Kirsten Blundell (York, NE)
8th place – Management Concepts

Travis Carnahan (Ceresco, NE)
5th place – Retail Management

Hannah Chubbuck (Raymond, NE)
1st place – Strategic Analysis & Decision Making*
2nd place – Future Business Executive*
Who’s Who in Nebraska PBL Award
Elected Vice President of Public Relations for Nebraska PBL for the 2016-2017 year

Hannah Chubbuck receives the Who's Who Award from PBL State Advisor Ted Harshbarger

Hannah Chubbuck receives the Who’s Who Award from PBL State Advisor Ted Harshbarger

 

Hannah Chubbuck campaigns for Vice President of Public Relations

Hannah Chubbuck campaigns for Vice President of Public Relations

Rachael Cole (Wymore, NE)
4th place – Accounting Principles
7th place – Financial Concepts

Rachael Cole (right) receives award.

Rachael Cole (right) receives fourth for accounting principles.

 

Ashlyn Draper (Lincoln, NE)
5th place – Job Interview

Katie Evans (Independence, MO)
1st place – Computer Applications*
3rd place – Accounting for Professionals

Katie Evans (right) receives award.

Katie Evans (right) receives third place for Accounting for Professionals.

Jenna Gruber (Lincoln, NE)
7th place – Sports Management & Marketing

Lindsay Harlow (Dawson, NE)
5th place – Accounting Principles
8th place – Financial Concepts

Dolores McGargill (Auburn, NE)
1st place – Help Desk*

Dolores McGargill (right) accepts first place for Help Desk

Dolores McGargill (right) accepts first place for Help Desk.

Tess Messman (Beatrice, NE)
1st place – Client Services*
2nd place – Community Service Project* (for Women’s Only Weights)

Dylan Reinhardt (Lincoln, NE)
2nd place – Impromptu Speaking*
4th place – Public Speaking
6th place – Job Interview

Dylan Reinhardt (right) accepts award.

Dylan Reinhardt (right) accepts sixth place for Job Interview.

Lilian Rewerts (Leavenworth, KS)
2nd place – Cost Accounting*
4th place – Accounting for Professionals
4th place – Computer Concepts
4th place – Financial Concepts
4th place – Information Management

Scott Riley (Auburn, NE)
1st place – Sports Management & Marketing*
2nd place – Economic Analysis & Decision Making*
2nd place – Macroeconomics*
4th place – Microeconomics

Scott Riley (right) accepts award.

Scott Riley (right) accepts first place for Sports Management and Marketing.

Zak Ruei (Omaha, NE)
5th place – Public Speaking
7th place – Business Presentation

Emily Slama (Peru, NE)
Who’s Who in Nebraska PBL Award
Sitting President of Nebraska PBL

Emily Slama, 2015-2016 President of Nebraska's State Phi Beta Lambda

Emily Slama, 2015-2016 President of Nebraska’s State Phi Beta Lambda

Brandie Westhart (Johnson, NE)
2nd place – Human Resource Management*
2nd place – Management Concepts*
Who’s Who in Nebraska PBL Award

Brandie Westhart accepts second for Human Resource Management

Brandie Westhart accepts second for Human Resource Management

Taylor Zillig (Lincoln, NE)
4th place – Sports Management & Marketing
6th place – Contemporary Sports Issues

Zach Zobel (Ashland, NE)
2nd place – Computer Concepts*
2nd place – Cyber Security*
3rd place – Information Management*
5th place – Project Management
8th place – Statistical Analysis

 

Team Events—–
Ben Amoussou & Zak Ruei
1st place – Human Resource Management*

Zak Ruei (right) accepts award for Human Resource Management (Ben Amoussou not pictured.)

Zak Ruei (right) accepts award for Human Resource Management (Ben Amoussou not pictured.)

Millie Anderson & Jenna Gruber
2nd place – Strategic Analysis & Decision Making*

Millie Anderson & Lauren Robertson (Omaha, NE)
3rd place – Business Presentation

Millie Anderson, Lauren Robertson & Melissa Jasso (San Diego, CA)
1st place – Website Design*

Lauren Robertson (right) accepts first place for Website Design. Millie Anderson and Melissa Jasso not pictured.

Lauren Robertson (right) accepts first place for Website Design. Millie Anderson and Melissa Jasso not pictured.

Hannah Chubbuck & Kendra Alberts
1st place – Community Service Project* (for Support International Students)
6th place – Business Decision Making

Hannah Chubbuck & Ashlyn Draper
1st place – Business Sustainability*

Hannah Chubbuck & Tess Messman
3rd place – Management Analysis & Decision Making

Hannah Chubbuck, Kendra Alberts & Ashlyn Draper
2nd place – Integrated Marketing Campaign*

Rachael Cole & Lindsay Harlow
1st place – Local Chapter Annual Business Report*

 Rachael Cole & Lindsay Harlow accept first place for Local Chapter Annual Business Report

Rachael Cole & Lindsay Harlow accept first place for Local Chapter Annual Business Report

Dolores McGargill, Lauren Robertson & Ben Amoussou
1st place – Business Law*

Dolores McGargill, Haley Benedict (Springfield, NE) & Sara Chaloupka (Grand Island, NE)
1st place – Small Business Management Plan*
5th place – Business Presentation

Scott Riley & Dylan Reinhardt
1st place – Business Presentation*
1st place – Emerging Business Issues*

Lauren Robertson, Dylan Reinhardt & Melissa Jasso
2nd place – Management Analysis & Decision Making*

Lauren Robertson, Dylan Reinhardt & Ben Amoussou
2nd place – Small Business Management Plan*

Lauren Robertson, Kirsten Blundell & Melissa Jasso
4th place – Marketing Analysis & Decision Making

Kirsten Blundell (right) accepts 4th place in Marketing Analysis & Decision Making. Lauren Robertson and Melissa Jasso not pictured.

Kirsten Blundell (right) accepts 4th place in Marketing Analysis & Decision Making. Lauren Robertson and Melissa Jasso not pictured.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 250,000 members prepare for careers in business.

 

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About Peru State College: Nestled in the historic hills of the Missouri River, the “Campus of a Thousand Oaks” is Nebraska’s oldest college and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. Peru State College’s constant commitment to academic excellence has resulted in a unique and innovative mix of online, traditional, undergraduate and graduate programs. Similarly, the college’s ongoing student engagement promotes inquiry, discovery and innovation on-campus and across the region. Peru State College is committed to being a good steward of education, students, the region and Nebraska for another 150 years.