SWOSU students won many top awards at the recent 2019 Oklahoma FBLA-PBL State Leadership Conference. Winning were (front from left):  Kendra Gift, Grace Seelke and Breane Smith. Back row from left—Dr. Todd Wiggen (co-advisor), Ethan Mazzio, Edwin Martinez, and Cassandra Purintun. Not pictured are Dr. Holly McKee (co-advisor), Cassie Bobbitt, Carlie McKinney and Brooke Tignor.

SWOSU students won many top awards at the recent 2019 Oklahoma FBLA-PBL State Leadership Conference. Winning were (front from left): Kendra Gift, Grace Seelke and Breane Smith. Back row from left—Dr. Todd Wiggen (co-advisor), Ethan Mazzio, Edwin Martinez, and Cassandra Purintun. Not pictured are Dr. Holly McKee (co-advisor), Cassie Bobbitt, Carlie McKinney and Brooke Tignor.

SWOSU Phi Beta Lambda Students Win Top Awards

Members of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Phi Beta Lambda chapter in Weatherford recently won 15 state championship awards and seven runner-up awards at the 2019 Oklahoma FBLA–PBL State Leadership Conference held in Oklahoma City.

The SWOSU students competed in numerous events that consisted of objective tests and live performance events focused on a variety of business and leadership topics.

SWOSU PBL competed against other collegiate chapters from the state of Oklahoma. Eight SWOSU students qualified to compete at the 2019 PBL National Leadership Conference that will be held June 24-27 in San Antonio (TX).

SWOSU students winning awards were:

  • Breane Smith, Chickasha—1st place: Hospitality Management; 2nd place: Job Interview; 4th Place: Retail Management.
  • Brooke Tignor, Sayre—1st place: Management Concepts; 2nd place: Marketing Concepts and Computer Concepts; 3rd place: Entrepreneurship Concepts.
  • Carlie McKinney, Minco—1st place: Project Management, Sports Management and Marketing; 2nd place, Retail Management.
  • Cassie Bobbitt, Yukon—1st place: Personal Finance and Justice Administration; 2nd place: Information Management; 3rd place: Computer Applications.
  • Cassandra Purintun, Hinton—1st place: Accounting for Professionals; 2nd Place: Accounting Principles and Insurance Concepts.  
  • Edwin Martinez, Hinton—1st place: Public Speaking, Financial Analysis & Decision Making, and Insurance Concepts. 3rd Place: Statistical Analysis.
  • Ethan Mazzio, Moore—1st place: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Statistical AnalysisGrace Seelke, Okeene—4th place: Accounting Principles.
  • Kendra Gift, Balko—1st place: Business Presentation and Organizational Behavior & Leadership.