FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.
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 www.fbla-pbl.org.