SAU PBL students win national awards

By Nikki Henderson |

Published 07/08 2014 02:53PM

Updated 07/08 2014 02:58PM

Three Phi Beta Lambda chapter members from Southern Arkansas University recently won national awards at the 2014 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  

The winners from SAU included Andrew Sawyer, a junior accounting major, who won tenth place in the Macroeconomics event; Jason Rakes, a May 2014 graduate in Management who won ninth place in the Entrepreneurship Concepts event; and Deana Hughes, a May 2014 graduate in Wildlife Biology and Conservation, who won second place in the Local Chapter Annual Business Report and received national recognition for Who's Who in PBL.

SAU PBL chapter members Austin Taylor, of Little Rock; and Austin Evans, of Foreman also attended the conference.  They participated in numerous leadership workshops, national competitive events and national officer elections.

SAU PBL chapter advisers Dr. Gerald Plumlee and Traci Hughes also attended the four-day event.  Hughes was recognized for serving her second year of a three-year term on the FBLA-PBL National Awards Program Committee. The NAP committee oversees all competitive events for FBLA and PBL.

The conference offers PBL members the opportunity to compete in 50 different events representing the focus of FBLA-PBL on business and leadership development.

The winners of these highly competitive and prestigious awards are selected from among FBLA-PBL's membership of more than 250,000 students and advisers and represent some of the best and brightest students from across the nation. 

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