Tuesday, July 13, 2010

SBU student excels in PBL National Leadership Conference

SBU student excels in Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 / scsmith@sbuniv.edu

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Rachel Tag, a senior math and economics/finance double major from Pilot Grove, Mo., represented Southwest Baptist University on-stage at Phi Beta Lambda's national leadership conference in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday, July 12.  Rachel placed first in the nation on the Financial Analysis and Decision Making competitive examination and second in the nation in the Business Law examination.  She was awarded $1,000 for her first place finish and an additional $100 for her second place finish.  Rachel was eligible to attend the conference after placing first in the state of Missouri in both event categories. 

Phi Beta Lambda is a postsecondary student organization for students interested in pursuing a business or business-related career.  PBL members develop leadership skills, initiate business ventures, organize community service projects, and attend state and national leadership conferences.  Students have the opportunity to win recognition in various business competitive events at the state and national levels.  Through participation in these activities, students are better prepared for careers, graduate school, and life.  The theme of this year's national leadership conference was "Simply the Best."


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