PBL Students Qualify for Nationals

May 8, 2020

For Immediate Release

Office of Public Information
Crowder College

RE: Phi Beta Lambda State Competition

Neosho, MO – Crowder College had nine students place in the annual Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership competition. This year’s participants competed virtually. Five of these students earned the opportunity to compete in the national event in June. Previously scheduled to be held in Salt Lake City, UT, the event will also be held via online options.

“With having to compete virtually it was a bit different this year for our students but we are very proud of them and how well they performed.  Each year we compete against most of the state colleges and universities including MU and Missouri State.  Our achievements show that we have some of the best students in the state and they represent Crowder College very well,” stated Chris Fenske, PBL Advisor.

Results of the state competition for Crowder College students as follows:

Samantha Carrillo (Neosho)- 3rd Business Presentation Team; 6th Cyber Security
Seth Hogue (Butler)- 10thAccounting Principals; 3rd Personal Finance; 1st Small Business Management Plan
Matthew Long (Pineville)- 5th Macroeconomics; 3rd Microeconomics; 4th Retail Management
Justin McGuirk (Neosho)- 5th Personal Finance
Derrick Olsbo (Neosho)- 2nd Personal Finance; 6th Sports Management
Helia Ortega (Carthage)- 1st Management Analysis Team
Josselyn Samuel (Carthage) – 3rd Business Presentation Team
Emalie Sorrell (Joplin)- 1st Management Analysis Team; 1st Public Speaking
Darcy Teel (Carthage)- 3rd Insurance Concepts; 1st Management Analysis Team

The following have qualified for Nationals:

Hogue- Personal Finance and Small Business Management Plan
Olsbo- Personal Finance
H. Ortega, Sorrell and Teel- Management Analysis

Hogue was also elected as a state of Missouri PBL office for the 2020-21 school year. He will serve as Vice President of Membership. Hogue, a Butler High School graduate, is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration.  While in high school he served as Future Business Leaders of America president for two years and earned numerous awards.

Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student business organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business.


Last Updated on May 8, 2020 by Cindy