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Phi Beta Lambda students excel at spring conference

April 19, 2017 12:00 AM
Pikeville, Ky.
The University of Pikeville chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) earned 16 awards in academic competition during the Kentucky PBL Spring Leadership Conference.

PBL members throughout Kentucky participated in workshops, academic competitions and election of state officers. Students who won awards in the state competition qualify to compete at the Phi Beta Lambda national leadership conference in Anaheim, Calif., in June which will include participants from all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

“Our UPIKE students never fail to impress me. I couldn’t be more proud of how they represent the university, our PBL chapter and themselves,” said Lois M. Rogers, CPA, assistant professor of accounting. “I can’t wait to see how many national awards they bring back from Anaheim, Calif., this summer.”

Eight UPIKE PBL students will represent the university in the national competition including:

First place:
Donald Anderson of Kingsland, Ga., sports management and marketing
Adam Hall of Shelbiana, personal finance
Sara Hall of Shelbiana, justice administration
Jessica Frazier of McPherson, Kan., and Chandra Hunley of Salyersville, business decision making

Second place:
Donald Anderson, contemporary sports issues
Bibian Borst of Raamsdonksveer, Netherlands, job interview
Jessica Frazier and Chandra Hunley, hospitality management
Billy Cochran of Evarts, business ethics

Third place:
Bibian Borst, public speaking
Billy Cochran, future business educator
Sara Hall, entrepreneurship concepts
Jamar Kirksey of Louisville, sports management and marketing
Richard Martin of Sarasota, Fla., future business executive
Richard Martin and Collie Taylor of Louisville, accounting analysis and decision making

The UPIKE PBL chapter also received third place for outstanding local chapter and Rogers was recognized as outstanding adviser.

Billy Cochran was elected to serve as the 2017-2018 Kentucky PBL parliamentarian. Nicole Hall of Pikeville, Quintin Salley of Columbia, S.C., and Jonathon Sloas of Sandy Hook, also attended the spring conference.

Caption: UPIKE students and faculty represent the university at the Phi Beta Lambda spring leadership conference earning top honors and garnering 16 awards in the state academic competition.

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