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EKU PBL Brings Home Top State Awards

EKU PBL award winners at the 2017 Academic Competitions

Twenty-three Eastern Kentucky University business students won 28 awards at the Phi Beta Lambda (Future of Business Leaders of America) Academic Competitions this past weekend. The Spring Leadership State Competition was held in Madisonville, Ky. Among the many awards was Third Largest Chapter Membership from 2016 to 2017.

1st Place Awards:
  • Business Law - Laura Jackson (Barbourville)
  • Business Presentation - Daniel Bevins (Pikeville), Austin Kidd (Pikeville), Dalton Stanley (Pikeville)
  • Contemporary Sports Issues - Austin Kidd
  • Desktop Publishing - Wendi Smith (Pikeville), Alex Martin (Richmond)
  • Economic Decision Making and Analysis - Will Davis, Quinton Lyvers (Bardstown)
  • Entrepreneurship Concepts - Kaelyn Prince
  • Information Management - Makayla Jones (Owingsville)
  • Management Concepts - Austin Hodge (Barbourville)
  • Networking Concepts - Hunter West (Berea)
  • Public Speaking - Jessica Casebolt (Pikeville)
  • Macroeconomics - Weston Robbe (Richmond)
  • Statistical Analysis - Savannah Day (Owingsville)
  • Sales Presentation - Daniel Bevins
  • Project Management - Dalton Stanley
  • Hospitality Management - Luke and Kaelyn Prince (Nicholasville)
  • Retail Management - Austin Hodge
  • Impromptu Speaking - Jessica Casebolt
  • Client Service - Meagan Bevins (Pikeville)
2nd Place Awards:

  • Desktop Publishing - Caitlyn Klaas (Union)
  • Entrepreneurship Concepts - Sydney Ziebold (Fairfield, Oh.)
  • Financial Concepts - Seth Barron (Eubank)
  • Future Business Educator - Meagan Bevins
  • Marketing Concepts - Caitlyn Kirchoff (Henderson)
  • Integrated Marketing Campaign - Laura Jackson, Wendi Smith, Savannah Day
  • Computer Concepts - Alex Martin
  • Help Desk - Hunter West
  • Impromptu Speaking - Caitlyn Klaas
  • Retail Management - Caitlyn Kirchoff
  • Microeconomics - Tim Lumbrix (Louisville)

EKU PBL students at the 2017 State Academic CompetitionsEKU’s PBL Advisor, Dr. Marcel Robles, noted that “our EKU students work diligently in their student organization by providing community service, fundraising, networking with business professionals, and studying for academic testing.” As shown by the 23 award winning plaques they brought home, their endeavors obviously pay off each semester. The first- and second-place student winners are eligible to participate in this summer’s National Leadership Conference and Academic Competitions to be held in Anaheim, Calif. Robles beamed as she said, “EKU can be proud that our students are definitely the business leaders of tomorrow.”

Published on April 10, 2017

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