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SWOSU Business and Technology Students Win Awards at State Competition

April 1, 2009

Phi Beta Lambda State Competition
Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology in Weatherford recently won nine first-place awards at a recent Phi Beta Lambda state competition. SWOSU students attending the 2009 PBL State conference were (from left): Kelsey Boone, James Burns, Sa'Vana McDannald, Dana Nightingale, Nick Grant, Kelsey Zybach, Kody Tucker, Kasey Dickey, Abdul-Rahman Al-Jarrah, Sarah Al-Jarrah, and faculty advisor Dr. Patsy Parker.

SWOSU Students
SWOSU students Kelsey Boone of Vici, Kasey Dickey of Thomas and Sa'Vana McDannald of Vici show the impressive group of awards won by the SWOSU PBL Chapter at the recent Phi Beta Lambda state conference.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology in Weatherford recently won nine first-place awards at a recent Phi Beta Lambda state competition.

The SWOSU chapter also received numerous other awards, including a third place award in the Outstanding Chapter category for Oklahoma. 

"Get the Edge" was the theme for the 2009 conference held at the Reed Convention Center in Midwest City. PBL is the collegiate division of the national association, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.   PBL is an organization of people preparing for success as leaders in business, government and communities. PBL's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Dr. Patsy Parker, assistant professor at SWOSU, is the advisor of the local chapter and accompanied the students on the trip. Attendance at the conference was partially funded by SWOSU student fees.

Students winning awards at the 2009 PBL conference are:

Abdul-Rahman Al-Jarrah    Weatherford      3rd in Microeconomics
Sarah Al-Jarrah Weatherford   4th in Management Concepts
Kelsey Boone  Vici      1st in Business Decision Making (team Event)
1st in Sales Presentation
James Burns  Cheyenne 1st in Business Ethics (team event)
4th in Sales Presentation
Kasey Dickey   Thomas   1st in Business Ethics (team event)
4th in Computer Applications
Nick Grant Weatherford  2nd in Computer Concepts
Sa'Vana McDannald  Vici  1st in Business Decision Making (team Event)
2nd in Job Interview
Dana Nightingale   Elk City  4th in Business Law
4th in Marketing Concepts
Garrett Stevenson   Elk City   5th in Financial Concepts
5th in Business Law
Kody Tucker   Sayre  1st in Business Ethics (team event)
1st in Financial Analysis and Decision Making
Kelsey Zybach  Wheeler TX  1st in Accounting Analysis and Decision Making
1st in Marketing Concepts
Who's Who in Oklahoma PBL
                                                                                                                                                                                      

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