Local Phi Beta Lambda Members Receive 25 Awards at Spring Leadership Conference

Ashford University students attend Iowa Leadership Conference

Nineteen members of Ashford University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student organization participated in the Iowa PBL Spring Leadership Conference held at the University of Northern Iowa on April 5-6. Besides attending workshops on leadership and career development, the members participated in academic competitions and brought home 25 awards. The results were as follows:

First place winners:

  • Andrea Herin, Chadwick, IL - Contemporary Sports
  • Gema Delgado, Rockford, IL - Justice Administration
  • Garret Branch, Roscommon, MI - Management Concepts
  • Breanna Van Oosten, Fulton, IL; Jesse Lawson, Sabula, Iowa and Lexie Kibler, Camanche, Iowa - Financial Services
  • Jesse Lawson and Alex Richie, St. Louis, MO - Strategic Analysis & Decision Making

Second place winners:

  • Patrick Kommer, Clinton, Iowa - Financial Concepts
  • Alex Richie - Public Speaking
  • Andrew Filler, Clinton, Iowa - Hospitality Management
  • Stephanie Nessling, Thayer, MO - Justice Administration
  • Steve Wanda, Bettendorf, Iowa - Information Management
  • Ben Ingram, Davenport, Iowa; Andrew Filler and Lexie Kibler - Business Decision Making
  • Ben Ingram; Lance DeShane, Hillside, IL and Alex Richie - Management Analysis & Decision Making

Third place winners:

  • Breanna Van Oosten; Amber LeBlanc, Anchorage, AK and Zaak Williams, Lake Ozark, MO - Accounting Analysis
  • Patrick Kommer, Amber LeBlanc and Steve Wanda - Financial Analysis
  • Jeff Mussman, Clinton, Iowa and Emmanuel Panchol, Rockford, IL - Business Ethics
  • Ben Ingram - Financial Concepts

Fourth place winners:

  • Zaak Williams - Microeconomics
  • Lance DeShane - Business Law
  • Andrew Filler - International Business
  • Steven Wanda - Marketing Concepts

Fifth place winners:

  • Andrea Herin - Job Interview
  • Zaak Williams - Business Law
  • Lance DeShane - Marketing Concepts
  • Makenna Yoerger, Clinton, Iowa - Project Management
  • Gema Delgado - Statistical Analysis

First and second place winners will now advance to the national PBL conference to be held in Anaheim, CA on June 22-25.

Other schools participating in the Iowa conference and competition included AIB College of Business, Des Moines Area Community College, Dakota State University, Grandview University, Lora College, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of Northern Iowa, Upper Iowa University and Wartburg College.


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