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MAC students compete at annual business leadership conference

PARK HILLS — At Missouri’s 53rd annual Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference at Osage Beach on March 23  members and advisers from Mineral Area College were recognized for their achievements. The conference theme was, “Missouri PBL: Gateway to Greatness.”

Phi Beta Lambda is an educational association of postsecondary student members preparing for careers in business.  There are over 11,000 active members in the US. Missouri has nearly 400 members in 22 chapters. The conference featured competitive events for individuals and teams, leadership training, and election of officers for the next year.

Participating at the conference were Mineral Area College students Carolyn Graham, Ste. Genevieve; Tracy Rentfro, Desloge, Grace Childress, Farmington, Hope Motusic, Farmington, Remmington Talley, Farmington, Amanda Hodges, Bismarck, Ashley Frye, Potosi; Dawne Head, Potosi; Robert Ragan, Ironton, Matthew Hill, Park Hills; and advisers Melynda Barks and Roger McMillian.

Several students from MAC PBL were recognized at the awards program. Rentfro placed first in the state in Justice Administration. Head placed third in the state in Justice Administration. Hodges placed second in the state in Computer Concepts and placed third in Word Processing. Graham placed fourth in International Business.  Ragan placed fourth in Statistical Analysis.  The team of Frye and Hill placed fourth in Desktop Publishing. These students have now qualified to participate at the PBL National Conference to be held June 24-27 in San Antonio, Texas.

The keynote speaker for the conference was Spencer Behrand, National PBL president. His presentation focused on the national PBL theme and provided insights for PBL members as he used his experiences with PBL to motivate the students and to encourage them to “Break Barriers” as begin their careers.

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