Truman Students Recognized at Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference

Truman students and advisors attended the 50th Annual Missouri Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state Leadership Conference March 27-29 in Jefferson City, Mo.

The theme of the conference was “Missouri PBL-Get the Edge.” It featured competitive events for individuals and teams, leadership training and officer elections for the next year.

Twelve Truman students were recognized at the Phi Beta Lambda Awards Program. Giorgi Amachukeli placed fourth in Contemporary Sports Issues, Brianna Bernardy placed first in Hospitality Management, Marissa Chaplin placed third in Marketing Concepts, Stella Costello placed third in Cyber Security, Tiffany DeOrnellis placed first in Justice Administration, Duong Dinh placed fourth in Microeconomics, James Fang placed third in Microeconomics, Caroline Forsythe placed fourth in Accounting Analysis and Decision Making, Ahn Huyhn placed first in Business Law and first in Marketing Concepts, Son Le placed fourth in Cyber Security and fourth in Financial Concepts, Salisa Suwanprathip placed first in Macroeconomics and Brandon Wehmeyer placed fourth in Accounting Principles.

The team of Marissa Chaplin and Katherine Murphy placed first in Business Decision Making, and the team of Stella Costello, Kelly Tharp, Alicia Stewart and Brandon Wehmeyer placed first in Parliamentary Procedures.

Bernardy, Chaplin, Costello, DeOrnellis, Fang, Huynh, Murphy, Stewart, Suwanprathip, Tharp and Wehmeyer are eligible to represent Truman at the National Leadership Conference June 20-23 in Anaheim, Calif. 

Workshop sessions included “Leadership is Needed,” “Follow the Leader,” “Fundraising in Mo., PBL” and “March of Dimes and PBL-Working Together for a Common Goal.” Chester White, OA Director of Personnel, was the keynote speaker for the event and shared “Next Greatest Generation.” Phi Beta Lambda is an education 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 500 members and 26 chapters.

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