Phi Beta Lambda Chapter Receives Awards at National Leadership Conference


Truman students participating in the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference gather during the festivities.

The Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference took place in Nashville, Tenn., from June 24-27. The Truman State University chapter received the Gold Seal Chapter Award of Merit. Several Truman State University students were recognized at the Awards of Excellence Program.

Amy Rowden, an economics major from Dixon, Mo., received first place in economics concepts.

Alicia Stewart from Clinton, Mo., and Lisa Hoffmann, a pre-business administration major from Jefferson City, Mo., received first place in parliamentary procedure.

Sabrina Sandeen, a accounting major from St. Louis, received first place in project management and second place in accounting for professionals.

Stella Costello, a pre-accounting major from Grayslake, Ill., and Kayla Riekena, a pre-business administration major from Chillicothe, Mo., received third place in multimedia presentation.

Erin Lueker, a history major from Buffalo, Mo., received sixth place in public speaking.

Heidi Blackburn, a business administration major from Columbus, Neb., received 10th place in human resource management.

Stewart was appointed National Parliamentarian for 2006-2007. Cathy Poyner, instructor in business administration and Phi Beta Lambda adviser, was presented with a service recognition award for 10 years of service.

Phi Beta Lambda is an educational association of postsecondary student members preparing for careers in business. There are more than 11,000 active members in the United States. Missouri has more than 700 members in 30 chapters and ranks fourth in membership nationwide.

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