Labette Community College Recognized with Top Honors at Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in San Antonio this Summer

Parsons, Kansas, June 29, 2012—Eight Labette Community College PBL students and their advisor traveled to San Antonio, Texas on June 22 to participate in the PBL National Leadership Conference.  These students competed in a variety of Business related testing competitions with more than 1,700 of America’s best and brightest college students to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $54,000 in cash awards.

LCC Student, Tyler Davis, is shown on the electronic screen receiving his award during the PBL National Competition.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in San Antonio on June 24–27. Participants from across the United States and two countries were in attendance for this exciting conference to sharpen their core business skills, expand their networks, and participate in more than 55 business and business-related competitive events.


Tyler Davis from Labette Community College in Parsons, Kansas received national recognition at the PBL Awards of

Excellence on June 27. Davis competed in Economic Analysis & Decision Making and brought home Seventh place.

Earning a degree in a specific field is important to an individual’s future success in the job market.  This event recognizes

PBL members who possess knowledge across the core curriculum in the area of economics.

 “Tyler is a very talented young man who works hard and demonstrates high standards. Tyler represented not only himself, but Labette Community College very well.  I believe that Tyler has a bright future ahead of him in the business world,” said Cathy Kibler, Accounting & Business Administration Instructor, and PBL Advisor.


The award was part of a comprehensive national competitive events program sponsored by FBLA-PBL that recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. For many students, the competitive events are the capstone activity of their academic careers. In addition to the competitions, students immersed themselves in educational workshops, visited an information-packed exhibit hall, and attended motivational keynotes on a broad range of business topics.


About FBLA-PBL, Inc.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million members and advisers in over 6,500 active middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Its mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. For more information, visit