Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology students recently won eight first-place awards at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state competition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. SWOSU students attending the 2018 PBL state competition were (from left): Nehyma Martinez, Guymon; Breane Smith, Chickasha;  Micah Croke, Elgin; Emmaly Helt, Kingfisher; Brittney Reed, Lookeba-Sickles; Chris Ludwig, Kingfisher; Cari Morgan, Calumet; Edwin Martinez, Hinton; Bailey Deutschendorf, Fairview;  Daniel Eibel, Grapevine TX; Kendra Gift, Balko; and Cassie Bobbitt, Yukon.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology students recently won eight first-place awards at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state competition in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. SWOSU students attending the 2018 PBL state competition were (from left): Nehyma Martinez, Guymon; Breane Smith, Chickasha; Micah Croke, Elgin; Emmaly Helt, Kingfisher; Brittney Reed, Lookeba-Sickles; Chris Ludwig, Kingfisher; Cari Morgan, Calumet; Edwin Martinez, Hinton; Bailey Deutschendorf, Fairview; Daniel Eibel, Grapevine TX; Kendra Gift, Balko; and Cassie Bobbitt, Yukon.

SWOSU Business Students Win Awards at State Competition

Southwestern Oklahoma State University's Everett Dobson School of Business and Technology students recently won eight first-place awards at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state competition in Oklahoma City.

The SWOSU chapter also received numerous other awards, including two second-place awards and six third-place awards. 

"Elevate your Future" was the theme for the 2018 conference. 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.

Jonna Myers, instructor in the School of Business, 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.

The students will travel to Baltimore, Maryland in June to compete against 8,000 students from around the state and nation.