The Phi Beta Lambda organization at Missouri Southern State University recently received five rankings in the top 10 during the PBL National Leadership Conference, held last month in Chicago, Ill.

PBL members received five Top 10 rankings during the national conference.

PBL members received five Top 10 rankings during the national conference.

The four-day conference, held at the Hyatt Regency, featured competitive events for those who qualified from their respective state leadership conferences. Seven students from Missouri Southern attended the national conference.

Those receiving top 10 rankings were:

Emmalee Smith, a freshman from Carthage and the incoming PBL president, placed fifth in the Word Processing category.

Kelly Streeter, a senior from Joplin, placed 10th in Contemporary Sports Issues and seventh in Sports Management and Marketing.

Kyle Prisock, a junior from Joplin, placed fourth in Entrepreneurship Concepts and received $100 in prize money.

Steven Babcock, a junior from Joplin, placed seventh in Client Services.

The annual conference provides students with opportunities to network with business professionals through leadership workshops, meet with members from around the country and continue the tradition of trading state pins, and to get to know national officer candidates through a two-day campaign session.

The students were sponsored by the Robert W. Plaster School of Business and accompanied by PBL adviser Stu Dunlop.

Phi Beta Lambda, the collegiate equivalent of Future Business Leaders of America, is an educational association of postsecondary student members preparing for careers in business. There are more than 11,000 active members in the United States, including 350 members in 20 chapters in Missouri.