Eastern business students to compete at National Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif.


Pictured (left to right) are Business Administration Instructor Dr. Kaben Smallwood, Jeanette Gonzalez, Aaron Boggs, Andrea Wimberly and Accounting Instructor Amanda Smith. Lisa Harp is not pictured.
WILBURTON, OK (May 28, 2013) – Four Eastern Oklahoma State College students will compete in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., June 21-25.

The students earned a trip to nationals after placing in among the top three in their respective competitions at the State Leadership Conference in Norman this spring.

• Aaron Boggs, McAlester: first place, Public Speaking; second place, Microeconomics.
• Andrea Wimberly, Owasso: second place, Accounting Analysis & Decision Making.
• Jeanette Gonzalez, Wilburton: second place, Business Communications.
• Lisa Harp, Wilburton: third place in Microeconomics.

Eastern PBL advisors and business instructors Dr. Kaben Smallwood and Amanda Smith will accompany the students to the competition which will focus on competitive and skills events from the areas of technology, public speaking, business, finance, marketing and management.

FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world. FBLA is the high school division which includes 215,000 members, while PBL includes more than 11,000 college students. Students from across the country gather at the four-day National Leadership Conference to compete in events, share their success and learn new ideas about shaping their career future through workshops and exhibits.

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