Crowder FBLA Students Get Corporate Support For Nationals

FBLA check presentation

Neosho, MO – Crowder College Future Business Leaders of America qualified for the National competition to be held June 24-27 in Orlando, FL. Thanks to generous donations from Community Bank and Trust, Leggett and Platt, and TAMKO, the students will be able to attend with less out-of-pocket expenses.

CBT provided a $3,300 donation; Leggett & Platt-$2,188, and TAMKO-$500 to offset expenses for the trip. The following students have qualified to compete at the national level:

  • Shawn Boberg (Joplin)
  • Grant Preddy (Cassville)
  • Raven Vogelpohl (Fairview)
  • Jenna Ehrhardt (Neosho)
  • Brayden Daniel (Fairview)

“We just want to say thank you to these awesome companies,” stated Dr. Scott Donaldson, FBLA co-sponsor. ”By supporting our Crowder business students, they have shown exactly how important higher education is to our community”.

Crowder FBLA is co-sponsored by instructors Dr. Greg Murdock and Dr. Scott Donaldson.

Future Business Leaders of America, Inc., the premier student business organization, 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. FBLA’s mission is to inspire and prepare students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. The association is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

Photo (L-R): Donaldson, Raven Vogelpohl, Grant Preddy, JP Phillips, CBT Manager Southtown, and Micha Fletcher, CBT Assistant Manager Southtown