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PBL Set for State Conference

Released by Panhandle State Campus Communications on 04/11/2018

Goodwell, Okla. — It is no secret that the classroom is not the only place that students learn during their college career, and the 16 students traveling to Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City on Friday, April 20 – Saturday, April 21 for the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State Leadership Conference are soon to experience one great learning environment first- hand.

Panhandle State students are set to compete in over 30 different events with the largest group PBL advisors have taken to the conference since 2014. Junior Brian Martinez is running for state office as well.

A new development for the group this year is the administering of students’ objective tests (100-question, multiple choice tests) on the Panhandle State campus prior to the Conference. Any event with a performance component, for example Job Interview and Accounting Analysis and Decision Making, will still be conducted at the Conference. Because the majority of tests are being done on the Panhandle State campus, students will have the opportunity to participate in more workshops while at the Conference. Additionally, some new activities have been added, such as Trivia Showdown and Biz Bowl, which more students can now compete in with a more open schedule.

Students attending the event include: Jocelynn Avalos, Senior from Guymon, OK. Events: Small Business Management Plan (with Ami Torres Acuna and Selina Gaucin), Management Analysis and Decision Making (with Ami Torres Acuna and Selina Gaucin), Administrative Technology, and Organizational Behavior and Leadership; Selina Gaucin, Senior from Guymon, OK. Events: Small Business Management Plan (with Ami Torres Acuna and Jocelynn Avalos), Management Analysis and Decision Making (with Ami Torres Acuna and Jocelynn Avalos), Project Management, and Organizational Behavior and Leadership; Ami Torres Acuna, Senior from Guymon, OK. Events: Small Business Management Plan (with Jocelynn Avalos and Selina Gaucin), Management Analysis and Decision Making (with Jocelynn Avalos and Selina Gaucin), Computer Concepts, and Retail Management; Skylar Behne, Senior from Guymon, OK. Events: Network Design (with Alexandra Garcia), Networking Concepts, Cyber Security, and Job Interview; Alexandra Garcia, Senior from Plainview, TX. Events: Network Design (with Skylar Behne), Help Desk, Networking Concepts, and Cyber Security; Madison Dearmin, Senior from Balko, OK. Events: Accounting Analysis and Decision Making (with Sam Lemin) and Accounting for Professionals; Sam Lemin, Senior from Canberra, ACT, Australia. Events: Accounting Analysis and Decision Making (with Madison Dearmin), Accounting for Professionals, and Forensic Accounting; Ely Esquivel, Senior from Guymon, OK. Events: Social Media Challenge, Client Service, and Marketing Concepts ; Aaron Hammett, Junior from Boyd, TX. Events: Accounting Analysis and Decision Making (with Cameron Hammett and Sarah Smith) and Cost Accounting; Cameron Hammett, Junior from Boyd, TX. Events: Accounting Analysis and Decision Making (with Aaron Hammett and Sarah Smith) and Cost Accounting; Sarah Smith, Junior from Ulysses, KS. Events: Accounting Analysis and Decision Making (with Cameron Hammett and Aaron Hammett) and Financial Concepts; Brian Martinez, Junior from Guymon, OK. Events: Statistical Analysis and Impromptu Speaking; Madilyn Rider, Senior from Guymon, OK. Events: Desktop Publishing, Information Management, and Marketing Concepts; Jorge Rosas, Sophomore from Felt, OK. Events: Programming Concepts and Public Speaking; Shane Truelove, Senior from Norco, CA. Events: Financial Analysis and Decision Making, Financial Services, Financial Concepts, and Personal Finance; Everly Wise, Senior from Fowler, KS. Events: Job Interview, Microeconomics, and Retail Management.

Students will be accompanied by Advisors Sara Hitch and Robyn Harris as well as CIS faculty Kim Tuttle and Vicki Pasque.