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PBL Competes in Tulsa This Weekend

Released by Panhandle State Campus Communications on 04/19/2017

Goodwell, Okla. — Looking to continue a strong tradition of excellence, Oklahoma Panhandle State University Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) members leave Thursday to attend the Oklahoma State Leadership Conference on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at the Tulsa Community College Metro Campus in downtown Tulsa. 

This year’s conference theme is Legacy of Leadership and Panhandle State will be represented by 11 students. The students attending will compete in a combined total of 15 different events. The conference will see a couple of firsts for the Aggies with a student competing in Future Business Educator contest and a team of three students competing in Business Ethics. The group has only fielded two-person teams in previous competitions.

The event will feature a keynote presentation among the numerous academic contests. It promises to be a special year as FBLA-PBL is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

Students representing Panhandle State include: Madilyn Rider of Guymon, Okla., in Administrative Technologies and Computer Concepts; Ely Esquivel of Guymon, Okla. in Future Business Educator and Macroeconomics; Ethan Fischer of Hooker, Okla. in Small Business Management Plan and Entrepreneurial Concepts; Sam Lemin of Canberra, Australia in Cost Accounting and Financial Concepts; Brian Martinez of Guymon, Okla. in Public Speaking and Computer Concepts; Linden Robertson of New Orleans in Business Ethics and Microeconomics; Ami Torres of Guymon, Okla. in Client Service and Personal Finance; Selina Gaucin of Guymon, Okla., in Business Ethics and Management Concepts; Jocelynn Avalos of Guymon, Okla. in Business Ethics and Marketing Concepts; Jill Huseman of Panhandle, Texas in Management Concepts and Marketing Concepts; and Everly Wise of Fowler, Kan., in Public Speaking and Macroeconomics.

Joe Breeden, Dean of the School of Business and Technology said, “Since they attended their first State Leadership Conference six years ago, Panhandle PBL has established themselves as a force in the academic field of business within state. We are excited to see what this year brings for the group, as some of OPSU's very best students are competing. We fully anticipate that several of the students will help build upon the group’s current total of 47 State Championships.”

Panhandle State PBL supporters are encouraged to join the group’s Facebook page at Phi Beta Lambda at OPSU to keep up with all of the excitement. The group will be posting live updates on Facebook throughout the conference. Placements will be announced Saturday morning during the Awards of Excellence program, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.

Panhandle State PBL is advised under the strong leadership of Dr. Sara Hitch and Davin Winger.


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