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Phi Beta Lambda Chapter Finishes Strong

UNA College of Business Phi Beta Lambda ChapterUNA's Phi Beta Lambda chapter competed in its 30th State Conference this past April in Birmingham, Ala., where several of our students finished first or second, qualifying them to compete in the National Phi Beta Lambda Conference in Chicago in June. They went on to represent UNA at its 30th National Conference with exceptional results. “Our chapter performed above the rest in their competitive events,” says PBL Advisor and Associate Professor Emeritus of Marketing Donna Yancey. “Ranging from objective tests and presentations, given in Business Ethics and Public Speaking, and skill events such as Computer Applications.”

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is a non-profit organization with over a quarter million members including students at the middle and high school level, collegiate level, and post-collegiate business professionals, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators and parents of student members. The National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career areas. 

Our chapter at UNA has championed 111 national winners in the top ten over the past 30 years. This year’s competitors held their ground. Yancey says, “Many events had 70-80 competitors of the nation's top winners and our students placed in the top ten in five events and in the top fifteen in two events.” Members have benefited from business connections, partnerships and collaborations through the organization, resulting in job opportunities, business ventures and business or scholarships centered non-profit organizations. 

We congratulate our 2015 winners. “Each one of them exhibited professionalism, knowledge and skills that were superior to competitors from many Ivy League colleges,” Yancey says. “UNA's chapter was recognized as an "Outstanding Chapter,” as they have been for the past twenty years. I could not be prouder of our chapter’s accomplishments.”

State PBL Competition Results

Hannah Aycock - 1st in Accounting for Professionals and Business Communications.

Josh Edwards - 2nd in Entrepreneurship and in Marketing Concepts.

Kaitlin Eckl - 2nd in Contemporary Sports Issues and Statistical Analysis.

Rebecca Hardiman - 1st in Business Ethics team and first in Word Processing.

Alli Hogan - 1st in Business Ethics team and first in Microeconomics.

Jennifer Hogan - 1st in Business Ethics team and third in Public Speaking.

Jordan Simmons - 1st in Networking Concepts and second in Computer Applications.

National FBLA-PBL Competition Results

Hannah Aycock - 2nd in Business Communications and Local Chapter Annual Business Report

Hannah Aycock -  4th in Accounting for Professionals

Kaitlin Eckl  - 9th in Statistical Analysis

Jordan Simmons  - 8th in Computer Applications

Alli Hogan, Jennifer Hogan, & Rebecca Hardiman - top 15 finalist for Business Ethics team

Jennifer Hogan - top 15 finalist in Public Speaking

Josh Edwards represented the state in Entrepreneurship Concepts and Marketing Concepts

Contact The College of Business to learn more about Phi Beta Lambda or to get involved.

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