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Butler Community College Students Qualify for Phi Beta Lambda Nationals

Phi Beta Lambda awards 2018
Published: Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

Seven Butler students nationally qualified in their event(s) at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State competition.

Six Butler students ranked 3rd place or above in their event(s) at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) State competition. This qualified them for the June national competition in June in Baltimore, Md. PBL is a national collegiate business leadership organization with more than 12,000 members. Each spring, the PBL chapters in Kansas meet to compete in more than 50 different business-related events with the hopes of qualifying to compete at the National PBL conference.

The 67th annual PBL State Conference was held on March 10 at Butler Community College.  There were students from Central Christian College, Emporia State University, Labette Community College, Seward Community College, Flint Hills Technical College, Fort Hays State University, Butler Community College and The University of Kansas.  In addition to the competitions, students attended workshops and heard from community business leaders.  The Keynote speaker was Emily Jensen, Vice President of Marketing for Sunflower Mountain Distribution.  Jensen is a former Butler student and former Butler PBL member.

The following students from Butler's PBL chapter qualified for Nationals:

Emily Wagner (Ell-Saline High School / Brookville, Kan.)

        Second Place    Computer Concepts

        First Place          Network Concepts

        First Place          Network Design

        First Place          Project Management

Tara Varner (Circle High School / Towanda)

        Second Place       Sales Presentation

Team of Tara Varner and Emily Wagner

        Second Place   Business Decision Making

Geordan Hayden (Circle High School / Towanda)

       Second Place     Help Desk

John Hacker (Ulysses High School / Ulysses, Kan.)

       Third Place          Accounting Analysis & Decision Making

        Second Place     Accounting for Professionals

        First Place           Global Analysis & Decision Making

        First Place           Macroeconomics

        First Place           Microeconomics

Team of Simaje Davis (East High School / Wichita) and John Hacker

        First Place           Global Analysis & Decision Making

Sky Ky (Phi Long Ky) (East High School / Wichita)

        First Place           Management Analysis & Decision Making

        First Place           Marketing Analysis & Decision Making

        Second Place      Strategic Analysis & Decision Making