Joplin, MO – Missouri Southern State University’s Phi Beta Lambda Club earned a number of honors – including six first-place awards – during the recent 57th annual State Leadership Conference in Springfield, Mo.
The conference, held April 23, featured professional seminars and competitive events for individuals and teams. Participating schools included the University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Truman State University, College of the Ozarks and Crowder College.
Students from Missouri Southern received 19 medals during the competition. Twelve students from the chapter qualified to compete in the National Leadership Conference, to be held June 24-26 in Atlanta, Ga.
Emily Brewer (senior, Monett) and Alyssa Farney (senior, Joplin): Community Service Project
Zach Harmon (senior, Carterville): Contemporary Sports Issues
Zach Harmon, Eli Moran (senior, Joplin) and Kyle Prisock (senior, Joplin): Human Resources Management
Michael Flater (senior, Joplin): Integrated Marketing Communications
Kyle Prisock: Management Concepts
Kyle Prisock: Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Emmalee Smith (sophomore, Carthage): Business Communication
Emily Brewer: Computer Applications
Katelyn Patterson (senior, Webb City): Organizational Behavior and Leadership
Kainen Topham (sophomore, Joplin): Client Service
Samantha Maestas (junior, Neosho): Impromptu Speaking
Nathan Teeter (sophomore, Joplin): Job Interview
Katelynn Patterson and Emmalee Smith: Local Chapter Annual Business Report
Emmalee Smith: Marketing Concepts
Samantha Maestas: Public Speaking
Emily Brewer: Business Communication
Colt Craig (junior, Webb City): Contemporary Sports Issues
Colt Craig and Kat Wallace (junior, Webb City): Social Media Challenge
During the conference, Emmalee Smith was elected to serve as the Missouri vice president for the Future Business Leaders of America-PBL Relations.
The Phi Beta Lambda Club at Missouri Southern is sponsored by the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. The collegiate equivalent of Future Business Leaders of America, PBL 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 Missouri chapters.