Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SBU COBACS Students Win Top Finishes at PBL State Conference

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

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Eleven Southwest Baptist University College of Business and Computer Science (COBACS) majors competed in the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference (PBL SLC) held March 25-26 in Jefferson City, Mo.  Nine of the eleven students are automatic qualifiers for the National Leadership Conference (NLC), which will be held June 23-26 in Orlando, Fla. 

The nine automatic qualifiers are Luke Abbott, Ashley Copeland, Matt Copeland, Jacob Foster, David Haugh, Jason Jakusz, Matt Peterein, Ryan Thomas, and Josh Wood.

SBU students entered a total of nine events. They won sixteen top-five finishes, including seven first places, one second place and three third places. (See Table below)

Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America, which is the oldest and largest business student organization in the world, with a membership of over a quarter of a million.

For more than 20 years, the SBU chapter of PBL has earned top-five finishes at SLC events and has had numerous automatic NLC qualifiers. The faculty adviser for PBL is Dr. Ronda Credille.

Below is a list of the events in which SBU students earned places.

Computer Applications
1st         State Fair Community College                Hannah Bowen
2nd        Southeast Missouri State University       Megan Stackle
3rd         Southeast Missouri State University       Malli Tahghighi
4th        Southwest Baptist University                Brittany Glassock
5th         St. Charles Community College              Peggy Glenn

Computer Concepts
1st         Southwest Baptist University                Josh Wood
2nd        University of Central Missouri                 Aaron Hudspeth
3rd        Southwest Baptist University                David Haugh
4th        Southwest Baptist University                Ashley Copeland
5th        Southwest Baptist University                Jason Jakusz

Computer Gaming & Simulation Programming
1st         Southwest Baptist University                Luke Abbott

Cyber Security
1st         Southwest Baptist University                Ryan Thomas
2nd        University of Central Missouri                 Aaron Hudspeth
3rd         Northwest Missouri State University        Ryan Jackson
4th        Southwest Baptist University                Jacob Foster
5th        Southwest Baptist University    `           Matt Copeland

Database Design and Application
1st         Southwest Baptist University                Matt Copeland
2nd        University of Central Missouri                 Jake LaCombe
3rd        Southwest Baptist University                Matt Peterein

Information Management
1st         Southwest Baptist University                Jacob Foster
2nd        Cottey College                                      Pasang Sherpa
3rd        Southwest Baptist University                Jason Jakusz
4th         Three Rivers Community College            Melissa Marron

Network Design
1st         Southwest Baptist University                Ryan Thomas,
                                                                             Matt Peterein

Networking Concepts
1st         Southwest Baptist University                David Haugh
2nd        Southwest Baptist University                Ashley Copeland           
3rd         Mineral Area College                              Brandon Murphy


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