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SWOSU Students Win Awards at Phi Beta Lambda National Conference

Southwestern Oklahoma State University students from the Everett Dobson School of Business in Weatherford recently won honors at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) 2021 National Leadership Conference, and one SWOSU student even took first place at the national competition.

Students from universities of all sizes across the United States competed in real-life scenarios that tested the business acumen of aspiring business leaders. The conference was held virtually due to Covid-19 guidelines and travel bans in parts of the nation.

Leading SWOSU were:

  • Grace Seelke of Okeene who took top honors, placing first nationally, in Accounting Principles, and fifth nationally in Macroeconomics.
  • Chaysee Caudill of Piedmont placed seventh nationally in Statistical Analysis.
  • Brock Smith of Cordell placed fifth nationally in Human Resource Management.

SWOSU PBL sponsor Nate Hicks had high praise for the student competitors.

“Students from SWOSU are able to hold their own against the best students from well-known universities across the nation,” Hicks said. “This speaks highly of our business program, the professors and, most importantly, our students. Grace placing first in Accounting Principles was the icing on the cake.”

PBL National Leadership Conference 2022 is scheduled to take place in Chicago next summer.