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SWOSU Business Students Win Impressively at State Conference
April 25, 2008
Eight Southwestern Oklahoma State University students at Weatherford won first place honors at the recent state conference of Phi Beta Lambda in Tulsa and will now represent Oklahoma at this summer’s national conference.
SWOSU students who finished first were:
Candice Cotton, Weatherford, Computer Applications and Information Management
Betsy Johnson, Kremlin, Client Service
David Kliewer, Weatherford, Financial Concepts and Contemporary Sports Issues
Katie Nguyen, Sayre, Business Law and Accounting Analysis and Decision Making
Alicia Patterson, Hinton, Public Speaking and Future Business Executive
Garrett Stevenson, Elk City, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
Josh Ziegler, Swisher, IA, Financial Analysis and Decision Making
Kelsey Zybach, Briscoe, TX, Accounting Principles and Business Communication
Johnson and Ziegler also competed in the Business Decision Making team event and placed first. Cotton was awarded Who’s Who in PBL and Dr. Nancy J. Penner, the co-advisor of the SWOSU chapter of PBL, was chosen PBL Outstanding Advisor from the state of Oklahoma. The SWOSU Delta Nu Chapter earned third place in the competition for Outstanding Chapter.
The state conference was the 55th annual Oklahoma State Leadership Conference.
“Leadership in Action” was the conference theme and featured keynote speaker was Grant Baldwin, a relevant leader and an engaging communicator who is making a significant impact in the lives of students across the country.
Each of the SWOSU participants is eligible and will be competing at the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA, on June 21-24.